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Glass / Re: Kosta vase indentification
« Last post by Greg. on Today at 05:42:36 PM »
Looks to be a Flygsfors vase designed by Paul Kedelv looking at the script, if you google 'Flygsfors bone vase' a few others should pop up.
Cased red glass from Pellatt in 1831? 
I think that date might be questionable.

Does it have any blurb about the piece in the book please?

many thanks

Glass / Re: Stevens and Williams Swingewood? Adam and Eve It.
« Last post by brucebanner on Today at 05:29:30 PM »
some close ups
Glass / Re: Stevens and Williams Swingewood? Adam and Eve It.
« Last post by brucebanner on Today at 05:28:50 PM »
I'm sure this is Swingewood but now i'm beginning to think the birds of paradise are Arculus and not S&W, the third battered example i have come across recently but i picked this one up due to the stupid price and unusual cut stem and foot i have not seen before.

It measures  7 1/2 inches in height and is missing the rider, the pen holder and glass bar or pen?.
Glass / Kosta vase indentification
« Last post by Timeobject on Today at 05:21:43 PM »
Can someone help me identify a Kosta vase.
Can ana the hand of the signature not find out who the maker of this kosta vase. Thank you very much.
 Serica vase
Manufacturer: Kosta
Country: Sweden
Year: Ca 1960
Colors: Transparent and Red
Height: 46 cm
Below Diameter: 12 cm
Weight: 3 kilos
Signed: FLYGS FOR 8-54 ?
Glass / Pale Amber Case Whisky Tumblers. ID Help, please
« Last post by Della on Today at 04:26:52 PM »
Hi All,  ;D

I am really struggling to identify this tumbler.
It is hand made and the pontil scar is nearly as wide as the base and highy polished.
The nearest I can find is the Caithness Morven, but the colour and size is wrong.
65mm high (2 5/8") high
60mm (2 3/8") top diameter
65mm (2.5") base diameter
Any ideas?  ???
Hi Fred  -  thanks for the additional information.

Unless qualified in some other way, then it's probably true for most if not all of Europe, that when we use the word 'threaded', we are referring specifically to the practice of decorating the item with a continuous fine thread of actual glass, whether clear or coloured.          Aside from historic examples, the sort of threading we're speaking of here was applied manually in the C19, until c. 1875 - so two guys, with one to revolve the item and the other to feed the plastic glass threading in an evenly spaced appearance.    After this date I think it was applied mechanically - but the real thing should be apparent as a single thread, and it will be distinctly proud of the body  -  sometimes it falls off where adhesion was poor or contact with something has broken the thread away.            The accuracy of application and the uniformity of the thread was usually very good - there shouldn't be any significant waviness in the line of thread, and even when coloured, there shouldn't be any doubt as to the fact it's glass.
Enamel as an applied form of decoration has a long history, and almost certainly would not have the same round cross section appearance as glass, if it were used to simulate a thread  -  visually it would be opaque and have a much flatter appearance.

By its nature, threading is applied to a revolving object, and unless there was some form of masking-off where the leaves appear, then it would be very untypical to see areas without threading, assuming it had been created by traditional methods using glass thread.            Your leaves appear to have been created using the same material as the white banding -which looked to my eyes as though there was a possibility both the white and green were enamels  -  but this is only supposition on my part  -  I could well be very wrong.

the shape of your vase is very unusual  -  the silence so far doesn't bode well for an attribution, at least from us European guys.        Have you shown this to your States friends?           Regret the marking means nothing to me. :)

P.S.   sorry, the point about trying to discern whether glass threading or enamel painted decoration is ................    The Victorians were big in glass threading, so depending on which sort you have will be a general indication as to whether C19 or C20.
Hi Fred  -  welcome to the GMB. :)          regret to say we don't provide values on this forum  -  appreciate you guys on the other side of the pond do so frequently, and as a matter of course, but this side we consider that ideas as to value are too variable and unreliable, and would suggest you look at auction sites to locate similar pieces with which to arrive at some indication of value.               The reason for this approach is that valuations are subject to much personal opinion and current fashion  -  we are not professional in the assessment of antiques, and our discussions are confined to intrinsic, and not monetary interest.

Hopefully someone here will be able to help perhaps regarding an attribution or provenance, but in the meantime a couple of questions.                Is the threading actually glass rather than created using enamelling.               Where the leaves are showing, has the threading been removed, or might it have been masked off in this area.
It's an attractive and unusual shaped vase  - was this an estate purchase from within the States?

Hi Paul Thanks for the post. Is there any way to tell the difference between glass and enamel stripping ? it appears that the leaves were masked off and done after the white. There are some very fine bubbles in white. I acquired it from a dealer that bought a tractor trailer full of antiques from Pennsylvania.Hope someone can identify the maker. Regards Fred
Glass Paperweights / Re: Paperweight for ID ?
« Last post by malcmat on Today at 10:21:57 AM »
Many thanks to everyone

Glass / Re: Fused art glass bowls... same studio?
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Today at 10:02:29 AM »
Sydenstricker Glass, seen here  :)
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