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Glass / Re: help needed with signature/identity
« Last post by Greg. on Today at 10:03:55 PM »
You're weclome.

Forgot to mention the vase shown in the first link also carries a monogram type mark (pic 10) to the base, you may want to compare.
Glass / Re: William Walker flask shaped jugs ?
« Last post by rosieposie on Today at 09:55:12 PM »
Hi Scott,  the pieces I have are not from his landscape series, but they are very delicate and pretty.
Here is a picture of the three of them together.
You mentioned Ullapool... a favourite area for us for holidaying and even further North to Unapool and Kylesku. :)
And if you are up that way, Achmelvich Beach is just heaven. :)
Glass / Re: help needed with signature/identity
« Last post by steph on Today at 09:32:17 PM »
Thanks Greg, just had a look at some of Jan Zeman's  pieces, my vase looks to have come from same stable.
Glass / Re: Lampwork horses and a kangaroo !
« Last post by keith on Today at 08:33:44 PM »
Thanks Anne. it looks very much like I have a Dutch roo ! can't be many of those about !  ::) ;D ;D
Glass / Re: Yellow and blue cut glass bowl. Val St Lambert?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 07:57:56 PM »
It is screaming VSL at me so loudly I can't hear anything else.
I did not, however, associate curly feet with them. I might be about to. :)
It's fabby.
Glass / Yellow and blue cut glass bowl. Val St Lambert?
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 07:31:24 PM »
A rather lovely cut glass bowl, 21cm diameter. The blue is cut away to leave yellow underneath, it is not uranium glass which was quite a surprise, good for the glass cutter though as who wants to inhale uranium glass dust?

Presumably Val St Lambert is one possibility for maker, any ideas for alternatives?

Malta Glass / Re: Modern Fish Vases and a Genuine Joseph Said Signature
« Last post by Vitreo94 on Today at 07:19:34 PM »
Not a problem! I feel as though documenting such things will benefit everyone, particularly in the future when people perhaps ask the same types of questions we do about the early days! I just hope posts like this give some clarity in areas!

Yes I have! Said mentioned when he saw how they had turned out that usually the blue would be much lighter than it was and they have never made Roman pattern fish before! It amazed me how little the technique of making the pieces changed since Michael was there, its very 'random' still and whatever comes out each time is always slightly different to any others and still no certainty of how something will turn out! It still pleases me to know that pieces of Mdina still have so many variances! Bright yellow V shapes would have been nice to have but im very pleased with all 3 of them!

I'll make a point of photographing the other two signatures soon, even I myself havent looked at them all while they're next to each other. He did say that his signature has changed over the years, not that thats helpful to us collectors and enthusiasts! But the idea that a signature ending in a down turn is a Dobson and an upturn perhaps pertaining to a 'd' a Said is how i've always decided on whos it is! This signature however is much more obvious I think, the 'd' especially!
Another example, a tumbler in a sort of amethyst/dusky brown uranium glass, height 4 inches.

Glass / Re: Pink Holmegaard glass?
« Last post by Greg. on Today at 06:44:17 PM »
Hi Jess,

Perhaps Peter Harder's website may be worth looking at, it has a fairly large number of Holmegaard items....
Thank-you for taking the time and trouble to show all this!
Have you noticed there are different ways of this Roman pattern being executed?
Your Fish have very pale yellow v-shapes, but I have a bowl where the silver has reacted with the clear casing to turn very yellow and has a few lovely big bubbles. :)

The signature looks a bit looser than some marks I've seen on the bottom of things, but I couldn't tell which was Said's from before, from looking at that - but I'm no handwriting afficianado or expert. ;D
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