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British & Irish Glass / Re: Rachael Woodman Studio Glass Translucent Bowl 1984
« Last post by Anne on February 17, 2018, 10:49:21 PM »
There is a detailed bio of her here, Roy: https://www.adriansassoon.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Woodman-R-Biography-1.pdf but there is a 2 year gap unaccounted for between 1984-1986.

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1982-1984 Royal College of Art, London, MA Glass
1986-2005 Designer for Dartington Crystal, Devon

I wonder if it's worth dropping her an email about your bowl? I spotted another piece with same marks on the base on ebay earlier.
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina Ochre globe
« Last post by chilternhills on February 17, 2018, 09:10:30 PM »
I bought this globe vase recently, hoping it to be early Mdina. I am not sure. It is 9.5 cm high x 9 cm diameter and the rim is 3.9 cm in diameter. The base is polished flat and not signed. It is similar in shape to the vase posted earlier in this thread. I note Sue's comment that the plain ochre globe vases are thought to early experimental pieces. Is this one of these?

Anton
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British & Irish Glass / Rachael Woodman Studio Glass Translucent Bowl 1984
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on February 17, 2018, 09:09:45 PM »
I bought this very nice Rachael Woodman studio glass translucent bowl today, which I thought was worth a post.

The bowl is translucent . The inside of the base is a white or very pale blue changing to a lilac around the op with a blue rim.

The bowl is signed to base Rachael Woodman 1984 Jersey. Not sure about the Jersey, did she work there for a short while I could not find anything on the internet.

Diameter 6"
Height 3"
Weight 417gm.

Thanks Roy
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Murano & Italy Glass / inquiring about item made in italy
« Last post by xAngelTashax on February 17, 2018, 07:15:34 PM »
My father was given a dish that was said to be made in Murano Italy possibbly between 1920 to 1950?.
It was owned by his older sister who lived in the Venice region, that has since passed.
we are looking for information regarding it.
please, if you know anything it would be great to learn about it.

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Scandinavian Glass / Re: Help with engraver on large, old Orrefors vase please
« Last post by chopin-liszt on February 17, 2018, 05:49:09 PM »
Thanks. They blow up nicely!
Your marks are a bit lost under all the wear, aren't they?
One trick to bring them up, is to rub a little talcum powder over it with the ball of your thumb.
That might help (or not!) to make out what is mark and what is scratch, seen more easily.
The vase itself looks perfectly right.
Orrefors numbers are well documented. I'm sure somebody will know what it is, once we know what, exactly, is there.
Ivo Hannstra produced a really good little booklet; "Glass Fact File A-Z", which has most of them in. I do have a copy. (it requires special close-up-focus glasses and a magnifying glasse for me to try to read it.  :) )
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Scandinavian Glass / Re: Help with engraver on large, old Orrefors vase please
« Last post by gj1 on February 17, 2018, 05:16:19 PM »
The signature (and lots of scratches)
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Scandinavian Glass / Re: Help with engraver on large, old Orrefors vase please
« Last post by gj1 on February 17, 2018, 05:15:33 PM »
Thanks for that, I resized my pictures. 125KB is quite small.

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British & Irish Glass / Re: Molineaux Webb flower stand - pattern 8209
« Last post by Paul S. on February 17, 2018, 04:51:36 PM »
congratulations Neil  -  marvelous find - well done.               Was it the Portobello Road that claimed to have the right to sell during the hours of darkness and not be challenged legally, whatever the origins of the goods - though possibly those circumstances now changed   -  or was that a myth :)
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Molineaux Webb flower stand - pattern 8209
« Last post by keith on February 17, 2018, 04:15:29 PM »
Very nice ! difficult to find anything there recently  ::) ;D ;D
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British & Irish Glass / Molineaux Webb flower stand - pattern 8209
« Last post by neilh on February 17, 2018, 04:04:45 PM »
One of my best ever finds today on the Portobello Road - Molineaux Webb pattern 8209, flower stand with ruby flash, late 1860s. The stand also looks like it could be contemporary, it has a mark for EB & Co, which appears to be Edwin Blyde & Co of Sheffield, active from the mid 1850s onwards.

This piece is basically the 8209 celery where the stem has been removed and replaced with a glass stud, balancing it within the stand. Rather confusing, 8209 had two different types of decoration as seen in pattern book images (also used on a cross hatch key design), but it seems like the one I have is the main decoration, also used on comports, finger bowl, basin, ewer & glass etc. It's the first time I have seen it in the wild.

I'm also including a close up of the design used on this piece, it is quite distinctive. If anyone has a piece with this frosted design on it, it could be Molineaux Webb.
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