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Title: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: antiquerose123 on January 22, 2011, 08:17:41 AM
 :hi:

I have this bowl.  Pretty sure Murano ? (Barbini)?  Very heavy thickness, and weight.  Bottom shows lots of wear -- and lots of pits in it.  Why so many pits marks on the bottom?  Is from when it was made?  It does not matter to me, as it gives it character, and I like it.  Kinda a quilted diamond pattern with Bubbles.  Gold Mica flakes in it.  Color is Robin Egg Blue.  Took some pics with flash, and w/o flash.

Any idea on Maker, and the Year?   

:X: that it is from the 50's or the 60's.

Thxs
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: Ivo on January 22, 2011, 08:40:34 AM
"Robin egg" is an americanism - only there do they lay blue eggs.
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: TxSilver on January 22, 2011, 02:58:13 PM
Pretty bowl, Rose. The little pits on the bottom are from air bubbles. When the base was ground and polished, it opened them to the outside. I see this sometimes with Fratelli Toso paperweights.

I don't know who made your bowl. I've seen many of these types of bowls. I used to see them attributed to Barbini on eBay back in the old days. I don't recall ever seeing one with a label, though. A good venture for someone would be to do a site on Murano ashtrays that have been positively attributed (label or good documentation).
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: obscurities on January 22, 2011, 04:25:34 PM
"Robin egg" is an americanism - only there do they lay blue eggs.

Robin egg Blue is a color description based on the egg color of the "American Robin".  Although called an American Robin, the bird is actually not closely related to the Robin Red Breast found in Europe. It was only named such by homesick settlers who thought it resembled the bird they knew at home. The American Robin is actually closely related to the European Blackbird. The English Robin Red Breast is a much smaller bird than the American Robin.

Hence, it is not an Americanism, but an accurate term applied to describe a color found on a North American bird egg.   :thup:     >:D

Nice Robin Egg Blue bowl.....    ;D

Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: antiquerose123 on January 22, 2011, 04:56:51 PM
Thanks all -- will keep looking for one with a label via the Net.

Gee, learn both about Glass, and about Birds  :thup:  That is Super !!! 

As I never knew all of that either....so i just learned something else new here.

 :hiclp:
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: Ivo on January 22, 2011, 06:20:12 PM
Hence, it is not an Americanism, but an accurate term applied to describe a color found on a North American bird egg.   :thup:     >:D

... and therefore it is as americanistic as color. If you'd use the term kookaburra blue that would be an australianism.
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: obscurities on January 22, 2011, 06:39:21 PM
Lighten up a little ....   :o   just a joke.....    ;D
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: antiquerose123 on January 22, 2011, 07:53:56 PM
 :24: :24:

Whatever color, it is still a descriptive word to use on the net, or another *tag word* to describe a color wherever in the world, and wherever on the Net.  Just another word to help define a certain item/image one is looking for -- for a match.

Just a color....LOL....as see, it is even used here....LOL: Here - Lamps  (http://www.1stdibs.com/furniture_item_detail.php?id=410140)

Made over-the-Pond, but stated in American color terminology. 

Always good to expand one knowledge of Tag Words (descriptive)  :thup: For example, I had never heard the word Plinth before till speaking with people over-the-pond.  I would have just googled *a block of wood* or something like that.  But now have learned there is another word for it.

So all is Good  :kissy:  :hiclp:
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: soledivo on January 23, 2011, 11:53:33 PM
i had 1 of these,
darker blue than yours, no eggshell effect.

It had a blue foil Tosso label.

luck  :chky:
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: tam bam on January 24, 2011, 02:11:54 PM
Hi Rose,

Great to hear from you.  I haven't seen you on the boards in a while.  I too have a robin's egg blue bowl.  Except mine is in a different shape as yours but same color and same effect (I have seen several of these types of bowls in many colors, shapes & sizes).  Here it is:

http://www.fossilfly.com/Forums/album.php?albumid=21&pictureid=1882

I found a similar ashtray that is the same shape as mine on Ebay this morning and guess what... with a label from Weil Ceramics.  http://cgi.ebay.com/Mid-Century-BARBINI-MURANO-Glass-lighter-bowl-ashtray-/290526457881?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a4b9f019

I would say date wise circa 1960's. 

tam bam
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: antiquerose123 on January 26, 2011, 08:32:58 AM
Hi Rose,

Great to hear from you.  I haven't seen you on the boards in a while.  I too have a robin's egg blue bowl.  Except mine is in a different shape as yours but same color and same effect (I have seen several of these types of bowls in many colors, shapes & sizes).  Here it is:

http://www.fossilfly.com/Forums/album.php?albumid=21&pictureid=1882

I found a similar ashtray that is the same shape as mine on Ebay this morning and guess what... with a label from Weil Ceramics.  http://cgi.ebay.com/Mid-Century-BARBINI-MURANO-Glass-lighter-bowl-ashtray-/290526457881?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43a4b9f019

I would say date wise circa 1960's. 

tam bam

 :hiclp: :hiclp:  Thanks all, as I was thinking (  :thud: ) that it might be Barbini...........1960 was a Good year

:pb:   +   :baby:   =  :24:
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: rosieposie on January 26, 2011, 02:27:06 PM
Hi Rose, 

I was 'rooting around' the web sites looking for some Barbini provenance for your lovely Bowl, when I found myself in this Estate Sale site.  It is all sold, and there is some Barbini glass in it, but oh Rose,  make a cuppa and sit for half an hour and just look at the glass this person had in his estate..............it is so lovely,  I have been moved to tears by some of it......enjoy!  :cry:

http://www.antiquehelper.com/catalog.php?id=253&page=1
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: antiquerose123 on January 26, 2011, 07:26:47 PM
 :o  What a collection !! 

He WAS a Great Collector there!!  (http://www.debook.com/gifs/Maillove.gif)  RIP fellow (unknown) Glass person..
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: rosieposie on January 26, 2011, 07:49:53 PM
I thought you would like it Rose :sun:.....there are a couple of pieces like yours, and IMHO I think yours is Barbini :X:. Oh for a label!! I'll keep looking though. ( We need a smiley with binoculars please!!)
Title: Re: Robin Egg Heavy Glass bowl (gold flecks)
Post by: TxSilver on January 26, 2011, 09:37:04 PM
i had 1 of these,
darker blue than yours, no eggshell effect.

It had a blue foil Tosso label.

luck  :chky:

Your message got lost amongst the talk, so I wanted to pull it back out. I've wondered if many of these type bowls weren't made by F Toso.