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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: scavo on November 26, 2011, 09:55:44 PM

Title: Very unusual bird sculpture. Anyone recognise? ID = Pier Glass Studio, Eastborne
Post by: scavo on November 26, 2011, 09:55:44 PM
Stands about 8" high on a marble base.
Does anyone know where it may have been made? Or who may have made it?
Thanks for any comments in advance.
Title: Re: Very unusual bird sculpture. Anyone recognise the style of workmanship?
Post by: Frank on November 27, 2011, 08:19:58 PM
Not sure but you could contact Duncan Smith LINK (http://www.scotlandsglass.co.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29:duncan-smith--lampworker&catid=20:scottish-glass-makers-n-s&Itemid=14)
Title: Re: Very unusual bird sculpture. Anyone recognise the style of workmanship?
Post by: scavo on November 27, 2011, 09:56:14 PM
hmmm, thanks for the link.
I see where you are pointing but I think not the same. Dunc's bases seem to be made of glass. Mine is marble which is a little unexpected (for me at least).
Title: Re: Very unusual bird sculpture. Anyone recognise the style of workmanship?
Post by: scavo on February 15, 2012, 09:09:23 PM
Possible ID?

Beckhurst of Eastbourne http://www.pierglassstudio.co.uk/index.html

similar item on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250889098009&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en#ht_20626wt_844

I'm going to email them for confirmation.
Title: Re: Very unusual bird sculpture. Anyone recognise the style of workmanship?
Post by: scavo on February 17, 2012, 10:52:16 AM
Attribution confired from Glenda at Pier Glass Studio, Eastborne:

"Yes I can confirm this is one of our models probably made in the late 1980's as we previously mounted them on marble.Thank you for your interest .
Glenda @ The Glass Studio"
Title: Re: Very unusual bird sculpture. Anyone recognise the style of workmanship?
Post by: flying free on February 17, 2012, 11:47:20 AM
Lovely to get a definite id and see some more examples of current glassworks  :)  And nice reply from them. 
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Title: Re: Very unusual bird sculpture. Anyone recognise the style of workmanship?
Post by: rosieposie on February 17, 2012, 12:17:45 PM
Hi scavo,  your glass birds are gorgeous.....and I am so pleased you showed them here and got an attribution.
 
Looking closely at Duncan Smith's bases,  I think some of them may well be Agate slices (coloured). 
I like this combination as, like your marble base it is a natural crystal formation which for me, sits well with glass and crystal sculptures.

Lovely....do you have any others to show and share with us?  I would really love to see them.
Title: Re: Very unusual bird sculpture. Anyone recognise the style of workmanship?
Post by: scavo on February 17, 2012, 06:45:18 PM
No, I don't have any more. It would be great if other collectors could find this and post theirs though.

I have sent Glenda at Pier Glass Studio the link to this thread.

It would now be great if a Mod could move this to British and Irish glass.