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Glass / Black glass vase with applied studs
« Last post by hdm50 on Yesterday at 10:56:16 PM »
I suspect this vase is Czech. It is unsigned with a polished bottom that shows wear. I am thinking 1950's. The studs are gold with an orange that shows through. I see one has been glued back on.
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I think it looks like Uredale glass. :)
Is there a mark on the base that looks like a sort of wonky Y shape? (it is supposed to be a man with a blowpipe) the company logo.
It is illustrated at the top left hand side of their homepage.

https://uredale.co.uk/glass/products/
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Thank you, Sue!   I also think it's quite, quite wonderful  ;D
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 :) Your little vase is quite, quite wonderful. I don't know enough to be able to tell different Czech makers and styles from each other really, but my first impression was of something strongly related to the Roubieck's slightly fantastical works.  8)
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Can anyone help identify this gorgeous paperweight?

Diameter 8 cm, height 6.5 cm, quite heavy at 560g.

It looks like marbled paper with the swirl of pastel teal, pink and white. The pontil is distinctive, but cannot see any maker's marks.
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Glass / Vase with blue and green splashes - help with its identity please.
« Last post by Scott13 on Yesterday at 05:54:51 AM »

Hi,
Any thoughts?

It could be lead/crystal glass. If tapped it emits a ‘ ping ‘.

Its inside has a bit of water staining.

Some base wear - not that much though.

Pontil mark ( concave ) has been polished.

Its outside surface feels very slightly rough.

Ht 21cm ( just over 8” )
Wt about 500gm

Any help in identifying it appreciated - I’ve arrived at a dead end !
Thanks for looking  :)

Scott
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Glass Firgurine
« Last post by BDG55 on Yesterday at 12:12:00 AM »
I was leaning towards Salviati, who made similar figures from the waist down, until I saw Ardy's example from Pena's book. I too would lean towards Seguso as there are several similarities which points to the two pieces being made by the same artist; the shapes are basically the same, the belts are very similar with both having the same bauble-like design, the cuffs on the arms, the gently bowed out skirt and the crystal cased inner core - yours green and the other pink. I wouldn't concern myself so much with the color as peasant pieces such as yours are not necessarily color specific.   

I don't know if you have access to Pena's book, so here's a photo of the page for you to compare the two.

https://ibb.co/cTpBcS
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Glass / Re: Help to identify opaline vase 19th century is it French?
« Last post by flying free on April 18, 2018, 08:38:03 PM »
oh yes, see what you mean.
However I think ?? they were the biggest producer of Bohemian glass during that period, so it could be possible they produced it and it was then  decorated by an external source/glasshouse/finisher I guess.

So for example, I have a Harrach piece that has been documented at Harrach (they sent me the drawings) and I can see the drawings are the design of my piece (because it is a very unusual shape and design) but without the enamel decoration.  I also know the company it was sent to.  So either it was drawn without decoration but was still enamelled at Harrach, or it was outsourced to be decorated , or it was decorated when it reached the company who ordered it.  If you see what I mean?  But in all three instances, still made at Harrach.

My first port of call for yours would be Josephinenhutte or Schachtenbach if it were Bohemian, simply because there should be pieces online available to search to get some ideas.  I don't know the names of other possible makers but there probably were other possibles as well.

m



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Glass / Re: Help to identify opaline vase 19th century is it French?
« Last post by cdm1christopher on April 18, 2018, 08:25:42 PM »
Their 19th century glass decoration seems to be based on flora and fauna not the style of decor on mine.  Does that make sense?

Chris
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Glass / Re: Help to identify opaline vase 19th century is it French?
« Last post by flying free on April 18, 2018, 07:39:42 PM »
I don't think  the way it is made completely rules out French or English - as I said, these things are not set in stone but I think, if it was me , Bohemian would be my first port of call for searching.

I don't know what you mean by this comment?
'Don't think Harrach as decor seems to be based on flora and fauna.'

Schachtenbach also made similar items.

m
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