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Title: Bohemian Borske Sklo? - ID = WMF / Geislingen in Germany
Post by: jeanne on June 20, 2010, 04:40:33 PM
This vase hase been donated to the IOW hospice for sale . If we can identify it it will aid the sale and perhaps the price we can charge - any suggestions gratefully received. It is 6" tall and 3.2" in diameter. It is amber in colour which shades to orange at the base.
Title: Re: Bohemian Borske Sklo?
Post by: dirk. on June 20, 2010, 07:25:01 PM
Hi Jeanne,
it´s been made by WMF / Geislingen in Germany; datewise I´d say around 1970.
It also comes in a bigger size of ca. 20cm and in a greenish amber version
containing uranium.
Regards,
Dirk
Title: Re: Bohemian Borske Sklo?
Post by: jeanne on June 20, 2010, 08:50:17 PM
Thankyou for that. We will now try to sell it in one of our shops!
Title: Re: Bohemian Borske Sklo? - ID = WMF / Geislingen in Germany
Post by: dirk. on June 21, 2010, 03:26:14 PM
Glad I could help - and good luck with your sale! It is such an important work
you are doing!  :hiclp:

For future reference I´ve added the bigger uranium version. It´s 18.5cm tall
and 11cm wide.
Title: Re: Bohemian Borske Sklo? - ID = WMF / Geislingen in Germany
Post by: Lustrousstone on June 21, 2010, 03:45:35 PM
I think the IoW smaller one is uranium too, definite green highlights there.

Expect an email Jeanne.  ;)

Title: Re: Bohemian Borske Sklo? - ID = WMF / Geislingen in Germany
Post by: dirk. on June 21, 2010, 04:33:10 PM
Christine, both sizes come with and without uranium. The non-uranium ones are orange/amber
cased with a layer of green - therefor the green look of the bumps on Jeanne´s piece.
The uranium ones are made of an amber glass mixed with uranium. I suspect, WMF
stopped using uranium at a certain point, but continued the design; but that´s just a wild
guess.
There´s still a chance I misinterpret the picture.  :kissy:
Title: Re: Bohemian Borske Sklo? - ID = WMF / Geislingen in Germany
Post by: Lustrousstone on June 21, 2010, 06:20:31 PM
It's difficult to tell isn't it.

Jeanne, do you have a UV light for checking notes at your shop?
Title: Re: Bohemian Borske Sklo? - ID = WMF / Geislingen in Germany
Post by: jeanne on June 23, 2010, 04:55:55 PM
I am sorry we do not. The original picture is a very good representation of the colour which is even over the main body but definitely a strong orange by the base.
Title: Re: Bohemian Borske Sklo? - ID = WMF / Geislingen in Germany
Post by: jeanne on July 17, 2010, 03:29:31 PM
Thought you might like to know we sold this for £18 in one of our shops.
Title: Re: Bohemian Borske Sklo? - ID = WMF / Geislingen in Germany
Post by: Anne on July 17, 2010, 04:35:04 PM
Good result Jeanne, and thanks for updating us. Glad the board is helping your charity shops. :thup: