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Glass / Re: Is this textured cylinder vase Czech?
« Last post by Helen W. on Yesterday at 01:13:44 PM »
An enhanced photo of vase and motif:
Glass / Re: Is this textured cylinder vase Czech?
« Last post by Helen W. on Yesterday at 12:48:45 PM »
Thank you. That's useful to know, though sadly the mark is absent from this particular vase.

« Last post by ahremck on Yesterday at 12:47:16 PM »
Photo of the base please.

Glass / Re: Is this textured cylinder vase Czech?
« Last post by ahremck on Yesterday at 12:45:52 PM »
This is what the Piell & Putzler mark looks like.

Glass / Re: Blue Duck
« Last post by ahremck on Yesterday at 12:43:22 PM »
Also your photos are way too small for old eyes like mine.  Somewhere nearer 500 x 500 should fit easily in the 125KB limit for each photo.

Scandinavian Glass / Re: Riihimaki, just for show.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 11:34:31 AM »
Not what I was expecting to see, Tim, but very interesting all the same. :)
You deserved to have found the glass inside, what a shame you didn't get it.  :'(
Malta Glass / Re: Lovely Mdina? iridescent turned over rim bowl.
« Last post by LEGSY on Yesterday at 10:48:26 AM »
Sorry my reply has come so long after yours i have been tied up at home  ::).... ::)
Really didn't expect to get so much insight from the listing your very helpful i have been trying recently to amass a good collection once again as i sold a great collection a few years ago just general glass of all kind's as i got hit by the bug ;D Have regretted doing it so i am looking again and finding some great thing's i am also thinking of jacking my day job in and having a go full time as a dealer in Antiques so i may hold off selling anything right now, I am finding it hard trying to work out whether to have an Ebay shop and do some fairs or have a dedicated website and do fairs i cant decide if the costs for domain names etc and running the site would pay dividends as i have not done it before the idea is very attractive as i love Antiques i cant imagine having the what am i doing here (In Work) feeling quite as much...I have had quite good results selling some higher end pieces through some top online auctions and independent sellers however the extra sale price gets swallowed up by fee's but i guess that's how they make there money at the moment i guess i am trying to work out the direction to take if anybody has any experience and could suggest any idea's or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Your right it is an IOW bowl coach bolt base.
Regards thanks
« Last post by eggar on Yesterday at 09:24:13 AM »
Hi, does any one have any info on this triangular amber glass vase, it measures 8 ins high. i thought possibly sklo union? but can't find anything like it when i do a search, thanks
Glass / Re: Dolphin footed or Gurnard footed toothpick holder
« Last post by Anne Tique on Yesterday at 08:08:24 AM »
I thought I'd leave it for a couple of days to see what people say on the french forum and got some strong opinions and more or less heated debates but anyway, basically there's a mythological signification and a religious one. One of your pieces has gurnards but the other ones represent dolphins.

The Greek-Romans used the dolphin in a lot of representations and stayed more or less realistic in its ressemblance. It's been mentioned that in this period it was considered as a symbol for the sea and free commerce. In the renaissance period though, artists would let their fantasy go a bit OTT, by illustrating 'beasts' with out of proportion, often dog-shaped, heads, an overly large mouth full of teeth and threatening eyes.

You can also find the dolphin illustrated related to wine, and then it is symbolic for the legend of Bacchus, who threatened to change nasty fishermen into dolphins.

In Christianity there are several options. A symbol for resurrection and protection. Christ but also the apostles can be represented by a dolphin as they are both considered to be saviours of people. In numerous catacombes representations of dolphins can be found on a cross, anchor or trident as the image of Christ on the cross had not been established yet. It can also stand for being a good Christian as dolphins are considered to be pure and intelligent, and therefor close to people.

That's about it, if anything else comes up i'll let you know.
Glass / Re: Eyewinker Tumblers Pressed Glass or Leaded ?
« Last post by yoyo on August 19, 2018, 11:53:24 PM »
Cagney - Thank you for the information.   
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