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Glass Paperweights / Re: Mystery Overlay Paperweight?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 12:16:59 PM »
I suspect two thin layers of enamel over the weight then round-ish facets cut.
Glass / Late Georgian glass for show
« Last post by bat20 on Today at 09:34:51 AM »
Hi all,in the spirit of the forum I'd like to show these port glasses I've recently found.I gladly admit that these glasses ring all my bells and not only do they contain lovely liquids!,for me they also work on a sculptural level without needing functional purpose.They are obviously made by skilled craftsmen,probably starting their learning curve from a very young age,from blowing the bowl and joining all the parts together and then onto the wheel cutting work shop.I found these in one of my normal haunts,but if you find such glass in antique shops they still seem pretty cheap for for what your getting,
Glass / Re: Help Identify Leerdam Unica Vase
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 11:45:23 PM »
You're welcome :)
Glass / Re: Help Identify Leerdam Unica Vase
« Last post by codybriggs on Yesterday at 09:10:54 PM »
Wow, thank you so very much for all the help. You really seemed to uncover a wealth of info that will help me out.

Its funny, I was convinced it was a Coppier piece because that was what I was finding that looked similar, but just learned of Meydam yesterday and shortly after I posted deduced it the MF must be identifying her. Not sure why that took so long to connect.

Anyhow, many many thanks.
Glass / Re: Help Identify Leerdam Unica Vase
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 08:44:05 PM »
I have briefly checked on here and it might be that your code falls somewhere on Page 42 for Floris Meydam, but it isn't there.

between vase numbers 628 on that site (code MF736H) and 629  (code MF789H) or at least that is how it seemed to me.

M (F) seems to indicate Floris Meydam and LL seems to indicate L v.d. Linden.   I don't know anything about LEerdam or who L. v.d. Linden was (a master glassblower? from what I can see on Botterweg, so perhaps designed by Meydam and then blown by L. v.d. Linden) but an avenue for you to pursue. 

Edited to add:

Leendert van der Linden - apologies for not knowing   :-[

More information here (article appears to have been written in 2008):

Information all found on the net by searching the names :)

Glass Paperweights / Re: Millefiori Paperweight...Murano?
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 06:19:42 PM »
Yes Fratelly Toso. The "yellow-petalled flower cane" is known to be from that company.
Glass / Re: Blue opaline goblet
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 06:13:05 PM »
Edited to add: Apologies to anyone who read the comments below in the earlier referenced thread. I chose the wrong thread to add my thoughts to.

Looking at a few details ...

Each of the three items shown / linked here are stated as 5 inch (12.5cm) tall. But comparing the green one with the one in this thread it is clear that the moulds have differences:

a) The central grid in the underside of the foot shows that the Green version has more "nodules" than the Blue one.

b) The central part of the "gadrooning" (for want of a better term), below the plain rim section, has no obvious "nodule" (or "berry"?) in the Green version but a clear "lump" in the Blue one. The same applies to the reverse image of the "gadrooning" at the lower end of the bowl.

c) the Green version has more space between the upper "gadrooning" and the central "acanthus scrolling" than the Blue one.

The Blue one in the older Board thread seems to have an identical mould pattern to the one in this thread. I have not compared the "acanthus scrolling" for each of the examples as it is hard to see the detail in the Blue ones.

I do not know whether those differences are significant but could they indicate a separation into older and newer (i.e. reworked") versions of the moulds.
Glass / Re: Gold foil ruby drinking glass, could it be by Powell?
« Last post by Ekimp on Yesterday at 05:40:54 PM »
Thanks John, Murano was my first thought but I couldnít find similar styles. I didnít think it was DíHumy as it didnít much resemble those shown in the book but the technique description was is always tempting to look for a more desirable attribution  ;D
Glass Paperweights / Re: Millefiori Paperweight...Murano?
« Last post by frnkvdw on Yesterday at 05:12:42 PM »
Hi Penny,

Yes, Murano!
I've got one with the same setup and also wondered about the maker. Although dome-shape and
base look different as usual, the canes look like Fratelli Toso.
My guess is, it's somewhere 1990's.
...but I'm not an expert...

Glass Paperweights / Re: Mystery Overlay Paperweight?
« Last post by Penelope12 on Yesterday at 04:36:47 PM »
Ah...thanks Sue, another one to add to my growing Chinese collection. Lovely quality though, Iím fascinated to know how they acheived that finish?
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