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Glass / Re: Striped Blown Glass Vase Identification needed Please
« Last post by flying free on Today at 07:55:45 PM »
to English Weather:

click on the top right button on the post which should say quote on it.

Then if in doubt click post and post the quote then click the Modify button on the post you've just posted and you should be able to type underneath all the quoted text that comes up.

To Ekimp:

It's difficult.  It's very hard to compare canes off a screen or picture.  The way they've been cased in clear or if they've not been cased in clear, how they've been laid on to the piece etc.  It's really hard to compare and errors of judgement can be made without having them both in hand.

The size of the base of the piece should not make it difficult to do a large polished pontil mark almost to the edge. I have a cameo piece, tiny, that is in debate/research (was told probably Bohemian but I think it's definitely French) that has a large polished pontil mark right to the edge and it's very small.  Probably 2.5cm diameter or less on the base.

This picture of my little cameo piece shows the green overlay showing through the base in speckles - so isn't the best to demonstrate that, despite the snapped off little mark in the middle still showing, it has a large concave polished pontil mark almost right to the edge of the base.  It's a tiny piece 9cm tall with a tiny footed base:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=59117.0;attach=169530;image



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Glass / Re: Striped Blown Glass Vase Identification needed Please
« Last post by Ekimp on Today at 07:51:02 PM »
How do I pick up a quote from another post so it appears in a tinted box when I post an answer?
Click where it says ‘quote’ at the top right of the post you’re interested in.

The Flacon in the Harrach book can be seen in the third picture here https://www.kavkabook.cz/en/p/from-neuwelt-to-the-whole-world-300-years-of-harrach-glass That image isn’t very good (you can zoom in a bit) but to me looking in the actual book it looks like the exact same canes as in Yxeli’s vase and in blue/white versions in the Dr Fischer auctions in my links in reply 34. Given the limitations of the printed photo in the book and screen reproduction, I appreciate they might not actually be the same but very similar, or the same canes used by different manufacturers.

Scaling off the screen, the base of Yxeli’s vase is only about an inch diameter, would that make any difference to how it was finished?
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How do I pick up a quote from another post so it appears in a tinted box when I post an answer?
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What a fabulous beast.  ;D
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Glass / Victorian Uranium Opalescent Cranberry Glass Vase for Show
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on Today at 06:53:04 PM »
Victorian uranium opalescent cranberry vase for show with threading on the under side of each end.

It almost seems to have been made to be able to be used on either end, the first 2 pictures from the main end and the 2nd 2 from thee other end.
Height 7.75"
Weight 463gm

Thanks for looking Roy
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Glass / Re: Striped Blown Glass Vase Identification needed Please
« Last post by flying free on Today at 06:52:38 PM »
No, not al all concave, the base is very flat! :)

Thanks - interesting.

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Glass / Re: Striped Blown Glass Vase Identification needed Please
« Last post by flying free on Today at 06:51:56 PM »
English Weather appears to have a similar

Well actually, I never claimed to currently own a piece. I was speaking from experience but quite right, the polished pontil to the very edge is not a Bohemian trait.

The bands of canes are a different size on the carafe because it is a bigger size.

I am going controversial now, (nothing new). The attribution of the carafe as being Josephinehutte, are I believe, incorrect. People have taken the technique of canes in glass from one item(s) and made them all the same when they are clearly different though in some eyes, similar.

I will send examples in next post

I'm not sure if we're talking at cross purposes but just to clarify:

I'm aware that if the item is larger the canes may appear bigger, but what I meant was that on a couple of the Clichy pieces, it definitely looks as though the white cane is deliberately thinner than the pink cane  for example, they both have clear 'stripe' showing between each of them but I think the white canes are purposefully thinner than the pink regardless of the size of the item - see page 303 La Cristallerie de Clichy.

I think we're in difficult territory when comparing canes on items  - Josephinenhutte used many as far as I know.  The first millefiori paperweight came from Bohemia if I recall correctly.

There is a comment here on this paperweight website about early Bohemian millefiori production saying:
'There is documentation to suggest that some of these factories engaged in the manufacture of millefiori as early as 1833.'
https://www.paperweights.com/paperweights/bohemian.htm
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Glass / Re: Striped Blown Glass Vase Identification needed Please
« Last post by Yxeli on Today at 06:50:58 PM »
Is it slightly indented curved inwards? as though it has a polished circular pontil mark covering the whole base?  It's just too difficult to tell from your photographs.

No, not al all concave, the base is very flat! :)
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Whilst these may be "similar" they are very different from the Clichy production.

The glass has a slightly grey tinge and is thinner with the space between the canes able to be felt as ridges, (because it is not a thickly cased).

As Free flying pointed out, the shape is not Bohemian of the initial vase in question.

Why would anyone list in auction an item that is Clichy as Josephinehutte? Look at the prices!


https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/4984933_becher-josephinenhuette-glass-beaker-tendrild-old

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/4268363_268-becher-josephinenhuette-glass-beaker-vintage-old

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/8742191_288-becher-graflich-schaffgotsch-sche-josephinenhutte
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English Weather appears to have a similar

Well actually, I never claimed to currently own a piece. I was speaking from experience but quite right, the polished pontil to the very edge is not a Bohemian trait.

The bands of canes are a different size on the carafe because it is a bigger size.

I am going controversial now, (nothing new). The attribution of the carafe as being Josephinehutte, are I believe, incorrect. People have taken the technique of canes in glass from one item(s) and made them all the same when they are clearly different though in some eyes, similar.

I will send examples in next post
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