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France / Re: Rare find! French Restoration Period Basket -Bercy
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 09:36:24 PM »
 :)  well that's the way it goes. You clearly have done research and knew what you had found.  :)
And that comes down to owning the books as well - they are not cheap.  My books are well over Eu. 1500 now.

Yes I'd say that's about right value wise.  I would find myself unable to part with it at the price you bought it for. 
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France / Re: Rare find! French Restoration Period Basket -Bercy
« Last post by antonizz on Yesterday at 09:31:32 PM »
I assume it's value is around € 2000.
But it's a hard time selling it., so it could take years.
So for now I'll enjoy it myself.
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France / Re: Rare find! French Restoration Period Basket -Bercy
« Last post by antonizz on Yesterday at 09:30:05 PM »
Yes, you're right.

The pieces were designed and made by these companies. Bercy, in this case.
And then some of them were transferred to Desvignes, for him (or at least his atelier) to decorate.

And yes, I think I should face criminal charges, because I only paid € 100 for it.  :o
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France / Re: Rare find! French Restoration Period Basket -Bercy
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 09:26:22 PM »
I don't know if the pieces were designed by him?  I think the enamelling was done by him/the company.  But the bowls were made at Bercy I believe.

Google translate is your friend when it comes to the books.  It really does help to painstakingly type out the passages with the information. 
I find the research part the most interesting bit of owning my glass.  Translating is hard but opens up so much information and is so enlightening.

It's a gorgeous find.  You are very lucky which I'm sure you already know  ;)

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France / Re: Rare find! French Restoration Period Basket -Bercy
« Last post by antonizz on Yesterday at 09:18:27 PM »
Thank you for your response!

Yes, I have the book Les Opalines, by Christine Vincendeau.
There are 3 examples of these kind of baskets and handles, with one close to mine.
I haven't had the time to translate yet.

I already knew about the one from MADParis.
But I have found a couple of others as well, over the years:

Links:
1) https://www.rossini.fr/lot/7996/1549261?refurl=Panier+sur+pi%C3%A9douche+%C3%A0+bord+godronn%C3%A9+en+opaline+de+cristal+savonneuse%2C+gorge+de+pigeon+et+cristal+ve

2)  https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/6676516

3) https://www.ouaissantiquites.com/objectdetails/799052/18150/antique-shop-paris-75008

4) https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/11545329

5) https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/6676515

6) https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/469614

7) https://www.gazette-drouot.com/lots/3226233

Many of them have been designed by a well-known enameller "Jean-Baptiste Desvignes", who worked for Sèvres, Baccarat, Bercy and others.
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France / Re: Rare find! French Restoration Period Basket -Bercy
« Last post by antonizz on Yesterday at 09:03:16 PM »
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France / Re: Rare find! French Restoration Period Basket -Bercy
« Last post by antonizz on Yesterday at 09:01:37 PM »
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France / Re: Rare find! French Restoration Period Basket -Bercy
« Last post by antonizz on Yesterday at 08:56:48 PM »
I hope these are better..
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Mystery signature
« Last post by Wuff on Yesterday at 08:20:19 PM »
Oddly for some reason (and I'm probably wrong!) I can imagine inscribing that sig as an H W would be easier and flow more easily and then doing the star  than it would be doing it the other way up. Do you know what I mean?
Agreed - but who could be HW - any idea?
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Mystery signature
« Last post by Wuff on Yesterday at 08:10:57 PM »
Having looked at Christine's suggestion of Mount St Helens, they did seem to sign in a varying way, with that kind of 'not flowing' way (use of dremmel is it?) and the base of their pieces looks similarly finished.
I have to admit that I find the attributions somewhat confusing: there was a "Mount St. Helens Volcanic Ash Glassworks" founded in 1980 after the eruption by the glassblower Steven Hank Claycamp: he discovered that the volcanic ash contained 68 percent silica and consequently developed a procedure to include it in glass for his paperweights. He was joined by Lloyd "Brian" Gladson in 1990 - who later (around 2003) took over from the retiring Claycamp. In 2008 Gladson was still active - but in a news article (unfortunately not dated) it is mentioned that the studio had to be closed as the lease was not extended - so certainly today the studio is no longer in operation. I have found just a single signature image online (didn't search all that long) "Mt. St. Helens Glass 1981" - I assume this to belong to a weight made by Claycamp.

Already before 2008, however, other studios have used MSH ash in their weights, e.g. Glass Eye Studio and Roger Vines. Signatures with just "MSH year", "MSH ash year", or "MSH ash Vines year" (example from my weight attached) show up really often. Questions: was any of these weights made at the "original" studio - or all by Roger Vines (studio) or other artists? Did  GES only state that MSH ash was used - or did they actually indicate that fact in the signature?

But back to my original question: none of the signatures I have found in this context shows similarity to the signature to be identified - not even close to it.
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