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Title: F or E ZAN France opalescent fruit bowl - ID = Ezan
Post by: colin3142 on February 17, 2007, 11:05:43 AM
I have had a fruit bowl of opalescent glass for some years.  It is 32 cm in diameter and has a bird pattern with cherries and grapes. The base is old stainless steel in a stepped pattern with a central conical 'screw'.  Today whilst admiring it in the sunlight I noticed some markings on one of the logs that the birds are sitting on.  It says: F Zan (underlined) France or it could be E Zan with the base of the E being the underline.  Does anyone know what this means?  All the best - Colin
Title: Re: F or E ZAN France opalescent fruit bowl
Post by: mhgcgolfclub on February 17, 2007, 11:26:11 AM
Hi Colin

Its Ezan, I have a comport which is signed with the top of the E and bottom of the Z which underlines the word, as far as I know they were a French Glass Maker
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/th_ezann1.jpg) (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/ezann1.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/th_ezann2.jpg) (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/ezann2.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/th_ezann3.jpg) (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/ezann3.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/th_ezann4.jpg) (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/ezann4.jpg)


regards roy
Title: Re: F or E ZAN France opalescent fruit bowl
Post by: Frank on February 17, 2007, 11:40:32 AM
Possibly a brand name but found on good quality lighting and glass.

http://www.antike-lampen.de/anr0705-11.htm
Title: Re: F or E ZAN France opalescent fruit bowl
Post by: colin3142 on February 17, 2007, 12:56:00 PM
Many thanks.  The EZAN "signature" is less ornate that the one illustrated but I'm sure that's what it is. All the best - Colin