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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria => Topic started by: norman warbreck on February 26, 2009, 04:53:44 PM

Title: Is this a Vizner piece
Post by: norman warbreck on February 26, 2009, 04:53:44 PM
Hmmm never handled one of these but looks similar to the Mark Hill book...page 64
any help pls.
Title: Re: Is this a Vizner piece
Post by: Max on February 26, 2009, 06:18:41 PM
Certainly looks like one to me, although I can't find my Mark Hill book.  I saw one of these at Detling last weekend on a stall and actually stuck my finger inside.  Thought it would be all knobbly in there, but it wasn't.   :)

Title: Re: Is this a Vizner piece
Post by: Anne on February 27, 2009, 12:23:32 AM
Norman, it looks much like the lampbase which Marcus posted here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3969.0.html
Title: Re: Is this a Vizner piece
Post by: norman warbreck on February 27, 2009, 02:09:07 PM
hi Anne.....gee many thanks for the link to marcus....mine is exactly the same dimentions and all.....there is no evidence on mine that it is a lamp base...as there are no metal attachments....so perhaps a vase...simple has a hole in the top which runs deep into the central glass...
it was not cheap but fell in love with it and paid the price.....300Sfr.
i have just seen another today slightly smaller in the same shading.....
Title: Re: Is this a Vizner piece
Post by: langhaugh on February 27, 2009, 05:03:27 PM
Very nice piece, Norman. There's a similar piece on eBay right now,  260329858764. I've only seen these pieces on eBay and the prices are usually just a little below what you paid. And then there's postage, so what you paid wasn't out of line. These pieces seem to be the most highest priced production pieces from Czechoslovakia that I have seen. Good find.

David
Title: Re: Is this a Vizner piece
Post by: Anne on February 27, 2009, 07:22:57 PM
Yep, yours would have been a vase rather than the lampbase, Norman. Yours is more likely to be early production, by Vizner himself, than later (so M tells me!) and yes a good find as David says. Well found!
Title: Re: Is this a Vizner piece
Post by: norman warbreck on February 27, 2009, 07:48:05 PM
thanks very much for all the info....and yeah this one was labeled as murano and hence the price.But i am thrilled with it and move on to find other exciting pieces.