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France / Re: Baccarat Bambous Rose Tiente Candlestick T40
« Last post by Anne on Today at 03:04:32 PM »
Thanks billben for the catalogue image. I think I might have more sheets from these somewhere and I'm pretty sure Frank has too, so I'll look for the candlestick.

Andrew (gowdod) may I use your super photo on the Glass Trinket Sets website please?
Unresolved Glass Queries / Re: Sugar Bowls
« Last post by Anne on Today at 03:00:04 PM »
That's super info, thanks Jeanne.
Glass / Re: Identification of amber colour vintage glass vase
« Last post by flying free on Today at 02:39:14 PM »
the only thing I could find was someone called Todd Phillips (Quoizel?) where there seem to be a lot of trailed opalescent type lampshades.
That might be worth looking into as the colours are quite similar.
Long shot but might be.
Signature is not the same but might be different time/different place/different person signing it for him?

Glass / Re: Murano Or Early Chinese?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 02:09:44 PM »
You're still fairly new and you are excused. :-*

Germany / Re: Vase unknown?
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 02:08:43 PM »

The mark on your vase is not a signature or makers mark. In french we call these 'cheveux' or hairs, not to be confused with haircracks, it is a result of the moulding process, is perfectly acceptable but sometimes, in my experience, frowned upon by purists.

Glass / Re: Portieux or Vallerysthal (or not) Candlesticks
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 02:03:13 PM »
Maybe there was some kind of contract or exchange, I've come across a lot of similar models in different catalogues from different companies lately, which makes it all very confusing but perhaps normal practice at the time I remember we discussed  this in another thread a while ago.

Another example, but this time with Gillinder, who has the same model 'Lion' paperweight fours years later after it appeared in the St Louis catalogue. The author of the text talks immediately about copying, but perhaps more was going on and some kind of agreement was made.

It is mentioned in the link re the candlesticks that they were particularly heavy.
Glass / Re: Identification of amber colour vintage glass vase
« Last post by dmst on Today at 01:59:05 PM »
Thanks for your thoughts. I was feeling so frustrated that I could not identify this vase, that I decided to carefully wash it and try and take some better pictures. It is amazing what a gentle wash can do to a bit of glass. Low and behold, a makers mark on the bottom of the vase - "Todd 99". I am afraid that I am still none the wiser though.

As you can perhaps see from the additional pictures now posted, the glass is not quite as opalescent as it appears in my original pictures. Someone suggested to me that it might be Amberina glass. I have very little knowledge of glass and I am not sure - what I have seen of Amberina is much more red than my vase - you are completely right - it is more a burgundy colour.

Do the new pictures and makers mark give you any new ideas?

Thank-you so much for your help.
Glass / Re: Murano Or Early Chinese?
« Last post by Penelope12 on Today at 01:35:39 PM »
Good idea Sue...I'm sat in the naughty corner at the moment!  :-X
Glass / Re: Portieux or Vallerysthal (or not) Candlesticks
« Last post by billben on Today at 01:04:11 PM »
Thanks for all the contributions.

Given their inclusion in the St Louis catalogue & the fact that not all items were marked I am satified with the attributation.   

I think the fact that they are so simliar in style to 18c French Quimper pottery (see photo) only adds to the French influence in their design.  I cant imagine any reason why Ford would want want to produce figures that are clearly 'continental' both in dress and style, and I would also disagree with Barbara Morris's description.  The male figure is at the very least a young man, certainly not a boy & I would argue too well dressed to be a gardner, more likely that he was some form of merchant, The young woman I suggest is probably carrying water from the well, allowing for the fact that the basket & bucket have been used as candle/dish holders and would not have actually been carried on the head in reality.

Certainly wonderful pieces and amazing attention to detail. They weigh 1.4kg each !!!
Glass / Re: Murano Or Early Chinese?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 12:42:56 PM »
Thanks, m.  :) It is a bit of a beauty. It has pride of place on the mantlepiece.
We have realised and stopped, Kev. Sorry for the clutter. :-[
Penny, would you like to post your spiral beast in another thread so we can see if we can find out what it is? Or would that just make you more miserable about having parted with it? ;D
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