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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => New Zealand & Australia Glass => Topic started by: Jimfahy on November 06, 2017, 10:20:04 PM

Title: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: Jimfahy on November 06, 2017, 10:20:04 PM
Hi guys.. hoping to learn a bit more aboit this peive i picked up recently. Cant for the life of me decipher what the number is. Any advise is apreciated trying work out what collection its from

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: gaspy1 on November 06, 2017, 11:17:26 PM
I think it says Peter Goss 79. The image is clearest in your 080404, where the shadow picks up the first name.

That makes it early for him, in his Jam Factory Sam Herman period in South Australia.
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: Jimfahy on November 07, 2017, 01:46:35 AM
Cheers :)
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: KevinH on November 07, 2017, 01:59:01 AM
See also:  Re: Info Request Peter Goss Australian Studio Glass Artist (http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,42578.msg255539.html#msg255539) where a good likeness to the signature can be seen. And the thread is full of information about him.

But I could not see anything to help with the first lettering that Jim shows here.
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: ahremck on November 08, 2017, 05:18:31 AM
Yes Peter Goss and a very early one too.  You should read the prior post to this one - it gives quite a bit more info.

Ross
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: brewster on November 08, 2017, 06:51:15 AM
Yes, Peter Goss but not the Jam Factory days (sorry Stuart). The other annotation says "QLD No 79", which indicates it is the 79th such item made after he moved to Queensland. He had a small studio at a tourist attraction called the House of Bottles not far from where he eventually settled in the Sunshine Coast area. He hated that first studio because of the constant stream of inane questions from the tourists he was supposed to entertain.

The OP's piece is delightful with that back lighting.

Trevor
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: Jimfahy on November 08, 2017, 08:06:54 AM
Awsome , cheers again guys :D I chased the sun around the House for a good hour trying to get a good shot...
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: gaspy1 on November 08, 2017, 06:22:23 PM
I bow to your superior understanding, Trevor. I was reading it as 1979
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: brewster on November 08, 2017, 08:16:29 PM
It is dated 1979, as you say. He left the Jam Factory in 1977 and worked at the Paris Creek studios near Adelaide for a while and then moved to Queensland. He was working there in 1979.

Trevor
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: gaspy1 on November 08, 2017, 08:23:41 PM
You said above that the 79 meant it was the 79th item he made in Queensland. so he made no 79 in 1979?
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: brewster on November 08, 2017, 08:31:19 PM
As I see it, the number 79 appears twice in the inscription. One entry says "Peter Goss 79" showing the date of 1979 (photo 3) and the other says "QLD 79" showing the place and serial number 79 (photo 2).
Title: Re: Peter Goss Signature
Post by: gaspy1 on November 08, 2017, 08:34:27 PM
Aha, got it this time!