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Glass / Re: Studio glass vases signed CZ - any ideas please?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 02:05:08 PM »
The CZ could also be a G or a 3. Or even an E.  ???
The second one has the look of some Romanian glass, both could possibly fit in with work I've seen from Latvia, but I couldn't pin it down.
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Glass / Re: Studio glass vases signed CZ - any ideas please?
« Last post by chilternhills on Today at 01:57:28 PM »
The second vase, also signed CZ.
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Glass / Studio glass vases signed CZ - any ideas please?
« Last post by chilternhills on Today at 01:56:53 PM »
I bought these vases at auction the other day, not knowing who made them, but just loved them. Both have the same monogram on the base, which seems to be CZ. The Z appears to have a stroke through it, European continental style.

The blue vase strapping incorporates copper aventurine. It stands 24 cm high, nearly 10 cm across the rim. The base is pressed in, concave, with a smoothed out pontil mark, as well as having the CZ monogram.

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.

Anton
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Well, I've seen another one, this time in blue. M&S sticker on the base...Made in China. The sad thing is that they were £10. Brand new and from M&S. Good quality and screaming top Scandinavian makers. I've no doubt that there are a few dealers at fairs with one stating that it's Swedish, Finnish, Danish etc. Indeed, there are a few on eBay listed as Murano, Stromberg, Riihimaki etc. I also found a rather interesting article on the net. Putting in Marks and Spencer bullet Ice vase, then clocking on images. There is a pic of some of these, different colours, in a row. It is from some collectors group and the article refers to these vases being misdescribed. Quite a god read. Thanks all for the input.
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Glass / Re: Thick walled ovoid vase. Chinese or other?
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Today at 09:21:04 AM »
It really comes to life in the window with natural light streaming through it.   ;D
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Glass / Re: Fused sphere surface decoration query.
« Last post by Ekimp on Yesterday at 05:46:51 PM »
Yes, not easy guessing without photo but wanted to have a go before being handed the whole answer ;D

I was thinking older, sometime 2nd half of 19th century. The shape is Thistle like, or like a Mťdicis vase without the stem.

I know what you mean about the crizzling as I had some and check for that now. I was surprised that the crizzling was quite subtle and it was hard to see what was actually going on.
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Glass / Re: Fused sphere surface decoration query.
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 04:42:17 PM »
is it an old fashioned vase shape? Not sure I can recall any French makers who may have used a technique like this but it's difficult guessing  ;D  I'd have thought more Schachtenbach or Josephinenhutte maybe if it is an old fashioned type shape. 

If it's a more contemporary shape then a different chemical composition may have been used to create the white opaline.  It might cause it to look more grainy. There's also the thought that crizzling can cause a bit of a grainy look iirc  :-X

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Glass / Re: Thick walled ovoid vase. Chinese or other?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 04:23:54 PM »
I think it's nice enough to be Tarnowiec too. I have a small collection and have always considered it to be very good quality.
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Glass / Re: Fused sphere surface decoration query.
« Last post by Ekimp on Yesterday at 04:02:52 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions, I thought it might be a known technique with a recognised name, Iíve not seen it before, Iíll have another look.

Not red, itís on an entirely white opaline vase, also with some gilding. Reading some of your posts on opaline I think it is French as the opaline looks grainy and it has a nice polished pontil. The area with stuck on balls looks a bit like frog spawn floating at the surface of a pond (but white).

I was trying to investigate myself first for fun :) but not getting far so will probably post some photos soon, see if anyone recognises it.
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Glass / Re: Fused sphere surface decoration query.
« Last post by flying free on March 23, 2023, 10:21:50 PM »
jewelled?  beaded?

Are they red?

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