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Hi,
Iíve had another good look at my lampshade and Iím pretty sure itís been machine made - everything
looks too uniform - its ruffled rim, ribbing, decoration etc.
So, if I stick a tea light under it and it ex/im-plodes it wonít be a disaster   :-\

Really interesting info youíve provided - many thanks.

Scott
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Help ID small vintage paperweight
« Last post by paperweights on Today at 04:32:13 AM »
The maker of this paperweight is unknown, except that it is believed to originate in the region along the Czech - German border, hence the label Bohemian.  Most likely from Silesia or Thuringia.
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70's and 80's still had a few hand shops producing some of these wares. At this time Crisa of Mexico had a huge factory and did a lot of machine glass but still a little hand work. I used to sell for Cristales Y Pantallas in Monterey in that time and they were all hand production. There were some other in Mexico as well that were hand production.

I think there were still some hand shops in Greece and Italy making some similar items.
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Glass / Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Last post by Anne on Today at 02:23:56 AM »
This might be of interest... http://www.irismonument.be/fr.Bruxelles_Pentagone.Rue_du_Vautour.59.html - the photo of the building is clickable to enlarge it.  They also supplied metal buttons for army uniforms https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/2023010/71022A51_priref_3824.html
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Glass / Re: Hope anyone knows who made this candle holder?
« Last post by SveziaJonas on Yesterday at 09:50:53 PM »
Hello Sue,

Thanks for your input.
I think it is Scandinavian but I have not seen any one alike either.
I attach a picture with UV light.
Regards
Jonas
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Thank you Kevin.
Regards
John
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Glass / Re: Hope anyone knows who made this candle holder?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 06:38:25 PM »
Manganese glows with the same green as uranium, but not nearly so strongly - it's faint.
I think it might be selenium that glows orange.
It does look a very "Scandanavian shape", but I've never seen anything quite like it before. ;D
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Yes, Nick is correct.

Good example.
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Absolutely Anne but I can't see a D' preceding so it was simply a speculative thought.  Perhaps it was for an outside company other than Lalique who he apparently worked for.  It just looked like AVESN to me when I studied it and that made me wonder - out loud.  Even Jay wondered about D'Avesn.



Ross
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Glass / Re: Stretch Glass??
« Last post by theElench on Yesterday at 11:02:59 AM »
No, it doesn't have a pontil mark and I'm pretty sure it's pressed glass, not lead crystal.  There are remains of mould seams in the groove just above the base rim, it's quite thin and only weighs just over 700g.

Some more measurements if they are any help.
Maximum dia.   8.25 inches.
Rim dia.   Slightly over 7.0 inches.
Height.   Varies between 3. 25 to 3.5 inches as it has slumped slightly to one side.

I've added pictures to show the base and the shoulder.  The width and shape of which seems to be important in deciding who made which bowls.  You can just see the remains of a seam on the first picture.
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