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Malta Glass / Re: Lovely Mdina? iridescent turned over rim bowl.
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 08:31:19 AM »
I tend to think that I see slightly more seaward than blue and white, and more blue and white than pink swirls (not to be confused with pink and blue swirls), orange swirls being genuinely rare. I would assume that is a result of the numbers produced rather than the length of time those items were produced over. Given that there were various ranges produced along with all the sundry items it is apparent that a single colour would not be in continuous production.

Two otherwise similar items, one with a coach bolt and one with a flame mark could in theory have been made a day apart as opposed to a year. As the information was not recorded at the time all of this is somewhat fuzzy, we don't have cast iron information and dates are vague.

Re the Verdalas, anyone have one in Tortoiseshell or Pink and Blue Swirls?

Just as examples for this thread, an aurene verdala and another in seaward that is signed, sorry neither the best of photos.
Glass / Re: Hollow (Bubble) Stem Glass. Used For?
« Last post by Della on Today at 08:23:28 AM »
Thanks, Legsy.
I have seen an identical one, but engraved on the underside, also described as a patchstand. I'd never heard of such a thing.
As for base scratches, I removed a slim round piece of leather?  :-\ which was more than a little worse for wear and, obviously, have no idea when that was placed there.
Glass / Re: Red hot vase ! Murano ? Venini ?
« Last post by Mosquito on Today at 02:34:49 AM »
I think it's hard to attribute these kinds of vases. Certainly similarly coloured, thinly cased vases were made in the Empoli region, as well as in Japan and China. Without a labelled example I don't think there's any way to be sure of the maker sadly.
Glass / Re: Hollow (Bubble) Stem Glass. Used For?
« Last post by LEGSY on Yesterday at 09:28:04 PM »
Just a shot in the dark but it does have similarities to Victorian and Georgian patch stand's in term's of size however i have not seen one with a rim cut like that before they are usually upturned to keep the small patches safe. Just a thought nothing concrete. Does not seem to have enough wear on the base for those sort's of date's maybe just for pins or similar?
Glass / Re: Red hot vase ! Murano ? Venini ?
« Last post by Ekimp on Yesterday at 09:03:56 PM »
Hi, on page 206 of Miller’s Colectables Handbook 2012-2013 there is a vase that looks almost identical to this (although there is only one picture). The urn shape, shape of the handles and crimped handle attachments look the same, the only difference looks to be that the handles are not twisted and it’s smaller. The text says ‘A 1950s-60s Italian orange-cased opaque white urn-shaped vase, with applied colourless handles. 8.5in (21.5cm) high’.
Scandinavian Glass / Re: Cast Art Glass Obelisks
« Last post by Greg. on Yesterday at 06:36:24 PM »
Glad to help Pat.   :)

Pleased to finally see one with a label.
Malta Glass / Re: Lovely Mdina? iridescent turned over rim bowl.
« Last post by Vitreo94 on Yesterday at 06:30:15 PM »
I think the term experimental in this regard points to the colourway not being in general production and therefore in much smaller numbers and being unnamed. I would agree short-lived to be a much more apt description. However one must not assume that just because it was made for a year or two doesn't mean it was made every day, every week or even every month. Simply by having a coachbolt on one example and a flame pontil on the other people assume it was made for a year, all it would actually take is 2 pieces of glass stamped a year apart. But the point still remains, it's not experimental in the way I percieve the meaning of the word.

They were produced in pink swirls, you'll see an example on the IoW wikidot website under unnamed/ experimentals section. They too also describe the range as experimental.
Glass / Re: Dolphin footed or Gurnard footed toothpick holder
« Last post by Anne Tique on Yesterday at 06:15:42 PM »
If you really want to get into it, there this book that has been suggested on the french forum, if you like.
Scandinavian Glass / Re: Cast Art Glass Obelisks
« Last post by Pat on Yesterday at 04:54:24 PM »
I've been away long time. But I used to follow this thread becaue I have one. So pleased to now know what it is  :)
Glass / Re: Teal mid century wine glasses - Scandinavian?
« Last post by Helen W. on Yesterday at 04:37:12 PM »
You're welcome.  :) I realise the stems are not an exact match, but hopefully someone else here can pin down the maker.
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