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Glass / Re: Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« Last post by Laird on Today at 08:09:31 AM »
I have viewed examples of Walsh glasses online and the shape of this one doesn't match.
I don't know if it's relevant but I should also mention that there are a few air bubbles present in the glass.
Germany / Re: Help! I don't understand this "Juno" bowl.
« Last post by theElench on Today at 06:26:03 AM »
I'm not sure how high a quality this would be.  My photo is of the inside but the outside is equally dull and blotchy.  If, as you say it's post war it looks to me like it might be soon after.  When times were very hard and materials most likely scarce.

Being more used to seeing the high quality, pre-war Walther, I find it hard to think that something looking so "second rate" was ever very popular unless there was nothing better available.   Perhaps I'll keep it as a curiosity -- I can't imagine that many others are still about!!
Scandinavian Glass / Re: Bertil Vallien signed Vase
« Last post by Dubarry on Today at 04:48:49 AM »
Many thanks for the information, Jonas.  This vase seems to have slipped into obscurity as I have tried countless searches on the internet without a result, other than an eBay seller in USA who is selling one.  He also, has had trouble finding a reference and doesn't know it is called "Wing". ! Bertil's own website has a gallery of images of his work, about 18 pages at 6 images to a page but there seems to be a gremlin after page 4 and you cannot progress past this.  Very frustrating! Thanks again, Jonas for your input.  Kind regards, Barry
As far as I know,  they are 'blown as double walled' glass, silvered with a solution poured inside between the two walls and then etched and engraved on the outside wall.
I have three pieces - small - one is a goblet,two are salts (one of which has an impressed mark on the seal in the base).

So they are made as double walled glass with a hole in the base where the silver solution (however it was made - see this thread for some various methods of how it was done) was poured inside from the base, to line the interior sides of the two walls.  Then, when it was dry I guess, the hole was sealed.  In the case of mine with some form of metallic seal which may be lead (I do not know and have not tested mine).


Okay, I have to admit that my Czech or my Slovak or my whatever is not very good. And I have totally lost the plot here after 20 odd pages. But looking at those vases, is the glass clear, and then silvered and then etched or is it ct away to the silver or....

Glass / Re: Baccarat unusual vase any ideas on date?
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 11:35:22 PM »
there is I think some explanation here on page 10 of why there was crizzling in opaline glass

It is in the right hand column of text.

Glass / Re: Unusual vase, possibly Bohemian, with spiral arms
« Last post by chilternhills on Yesterday at 10:59:21 PM »
Thanks for that pointer. Indeed it looks to be from the Iricape Glass 2015 collection.

The web site says the glass is hand blown in a small glass studio in the Bohemian region, in the Art Nouveau style, and not by Iricape Glass itself. It is well made and demonstrates considerable skill. Anyone know which studio actually made it?
Glass / Re: Heavy light ruby vase, whitefriars / austrian oberglas?
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 10:16:12 PM »
Sorry  :) 
As far as I know it is not Whitefriars.
I thought of Ingridglas also but I couldn't see anything like it however that was just a quick search.
I saw you mentioned Oberglas as well.
Hopefully someone will be along who will actually be able to help you  :)
Glass / Re: Heavy light ruby vase, whitefriars / austrian oberglas?
« Last post by agth on Yesterday at 10:11:14 PM »
Of course, I checked many available catalogs from popular polish designer. Someone told me it's similar to "whitefriars" products but can't find anything alike.
Glass / Re: Baccarat unusual vase any ideas on date?
« Last post by cdm1christopher on Yesterday at 09:59:03 PM »
No not all Venetian glass but it seems quite common in early pieces.
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