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Glass / Re: Unusual large wavy Whitefriars style textured vase -??
« Last post by chasdevlin on Yesterday at 11:41:59 PM »
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Glass / Unusual large wavy Whitefriars style textured vase -??
« Last post by chasdevlin on Yesterday at 11:38:14 PM »

I really hope I get some replies on this one as it's driving me mad!  :)

It's so distinctive that I felt sure I'd find another example, but nothing so far..

It's big -12 inches high and weighing 1.8 kg. It 's cased glass with a bark texture that also has ribs (or ridges) at points in the glass. It has a wavy shape when viewed at its widest. I'd describe the colour as gold or amber. Slight birdbath (though not deep) to the base with a polished concave pontil.
One curious feature is parts seem to have small specks of paint -they come off easily, but I've been scared to remove them in case they are part of the design!
So any ideas..? I've been looking at Ingrid and Oberglas.. but nothing so far? Japanese seems more ambitious than what I've seen from!
I can take more photos if that will help.

Glass / Re: German Glass - Roemer Style but Label Doesn't Match
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 10:40:49 PM »
quote  ........................  "since Germany is the source for probably all of them."      Rubbish - found one in a charity shop this morning, on the bottom of which was impressed  'MADE IN FRANCE' :-[
Hi Nexxo,
thank you very much for the confirmation!

Malta Glass / Re: Some recent purchases and perhaps some thoughts on them
« Last post by Vitreo94 on Yesterday at 09:38:41 PM »
It was the one at the glass fair, strangely it was actually for sale online sometime in Novemeber and I wasnít able to acquire it then but I managed to get this for far less than what it sold for in November which puzzled me. But Iím happy I have it now.

It was indeed the one made for Helen, came with some paperwork with some background info regarding that.

The lollipop with the Maltese crosses is 6.25 inches high and 4 inches wide (at widest point).

I have some other items that arrived today and Iíll add those to this topic later on in the week.
Glass / Re: Veined jug for show.
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 09:24:21 PM »
I wouldn't dream of commenting on a maker for these pieces, but would humbly suggest this decorative effect has nothing to do with crackle/ice glass, where the hot and partly blown piece is immersed momentarily in water to create the cracks, and then further blown before it all falls apart.
I still see much crackle glass in charity shops, and there is a similarity of appearance with almost all of it  -  a multitude of very fine random fissures.

Certainly my small jug and probably John's too, have a surface decoration possibly best described as applied relief random threading - possibly marvered into the surface - but definitely unlike crackle glass.              Nothing to do with overshot either, which sometimes had me confused with ice glass.

But I'll settle for Bohemian ;)
Malta Glass / Re: Some recent purchases and perhaps some thoughts on them
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 08:52:49 PM »
Is the amethyst Fish the one that was made for Helen Munro-Turner?
I did see that at the fair, having first seen a photograph of it about 17 years ago.
It does look quite like that one.  :)
Glass / Re: Veined jug for show.
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 08:45:32 PM »
I think Harrach also did animal/bird type pieces as well but yes, as Sue said, the first thing I thought of was Christine's Loetz set with the bird.

Tiger yes :) thanks that is the jug to which I was referring.

AK Kaiser Crystal Art Collection
Cut: Symphony
Circa early to mid 1980s
I have the vase, can't upload pics from phone.
Glass / Re: Veined jug for show.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 07:53:10 PM »
There was considerable discussion ages ago about jugs with this crackle finish which had handles created by making a hole in the body of the vessel and shaping it accordingly.
There was some talk of them being Moser, but I think there was a superior and an inferior manufacturer of similar items and nobody really got to any end decisions.

I have one. It is the inferior kind. (It's currently too grumpy to smile for the camera, but I'll get it later)

Your birdie jug is constructed in a similar birdie fashion to Christine's Loetz Chicken jug, John.
(not the whole thing, just the birdieness)

When I say ages ago, I mean "probably before some folk here were born".
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