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Glass / Re: Glass pieces without bottoms = flower frogs
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 08:17:04 PM »
plinths, for many of the pressed items, seem now also to be scarce  ..........  time was they were common at boot sales, but no any more.
Glass / Re: Glass pieces without bottoms = flower frogs
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 07:32:57 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen one with a plinth; they were undoubtedly sold without as well. But I do have two sizes
Glass / Veined jug for show.
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 07:09:15 PM »
Pieces with similar style of surface decoration appear also to be known variously as random threaded/peloton/crackle/relief textured.
A small jug - 3.5" in height - blown and not moulded, though I've no idea how the 'Kralik' type decor is applied.     Very neat and well finished polished pontil depression, and in certain light a beautiful all over surface iridescence, though not easy to pick that up with the camera.    Might this be achieved in the same way as the carnival method  -   salts thrown into a muffle kiln?. 
Considerable wear on the underside, and much dirt where the handle joins the body, so am tempted to suggest first third of C20 - though that's speculation - it might possibly be earlier.               Was this decorative style at it's height 1890 to 1920, or was it used for longer perhaps.
The rim shows lines running around the piece indicating a tool was used to 'round' that part of the jug. 

The decoration is possibly best known on central European art glass, though it does appear on some British pieces c. 1880 - none of which is my area at all.
Probably a non starter for locating maker - it might have come from anywhere, but for a humble jug (milk or cream) it has been given a more impressive appearance than might be expected, where many similar shaped pieces are pressed  -  so would settle for a suggestion of date. :)
Glass / Re: signature table lamp
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 05:38:46 PM »
 :) You have some very, very good glassmakers in Belgium. The contemporary ones are not as well known as the big names like VSL. But I do know they are there.
There is another Belgian lady here, who knows a lot about VSL and probably other Belgian makers too, and she loves old things.
I think we need Anne Tique to come along and give us her opinion. :)
I'm sorry I can't help you more, but there are others who might.

We don't give up here. ;D

Glass / MOVED: Signed vase. ID = Craig Zweifel, USA
« Last post by KevinH on Today at 05:36:50 PM »
Glass / Re: signature table lamp
« Last post by marthe on Today at 05:30:49 PM »
I bought the lamp from some who's parents and grandparents have a large collections of antique objects. They bought it by antiquairs. I was just curious to know something about the glassmaker. I check the lamp if I can find a signature. In Belgium you can find easily art deco, jugendstil etc......people did love it a lot and many have still objects of their grandparents.
thank you for your reply
Glass / Re: signature table lamp
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 04:34:15 PM »
Hello and welcome to the board. :)

 :o What a lovely thing!
What I am wondering is, if the lampshades and the setting originally belong to each other or if somebody has bought, or had made, suitable new shades to add to an old fitting.
They are lovely shades, but could be quite new.
This happens a lot.  :)
Glass does move around the world a lot, but looking for a maker close to you geographically, might help.
Are there any markings on the stand/base itself?
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina squat vase - any info?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 04:28:01 PM »
This "Roman" pattern is a Joseph Said design.
It comes in two forms, one where the decor is on the surface, like this one, and another, cased in teal, which makes the colour a much brighter and deeper yellow.

They are sometimes found with comet-y iridescent trails on them.
Glass / Re: Glass pieces without bottoms = flower frogs
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 03:36:04 PM »
Lovely vase Christine - especially in uranium.                   According to Simon Cottle's 'Sowerby' booklet, this 'holder' (they didn't seem to like the word frog) was the flower support which accompanied both Christine's 'LILY' vase and the factory's 'IRIS' vase.           Very similar designs except that on the IRIS design the fingers pointed downward  -  both designs look to have been 'new' in 1933 - pattern book No. 30.

Apparently there were four new 'Table Centres' promoted at the same time, and all look to have been available in flint, amber, green rosalin and powder blue, and all were sold with black plinths  -  no plinth for this one Christine? ;D ;)

I used to see these things on odd occasions on my walks, but they now appear to be extinct  -  probably all on ebay.
thanks Ross  -  I thought I was doing well getting Canada  -  and I did only say "possibly" ;D
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