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Glass / Re: Is this a Leerdam vase?
« Last post by Patricia on Today at 02:06:29 PM »
I can see why an auction house would think of Leerdam.
If you google Copier Leerdam and go to the etched stamp on his glass you can see where the thought came from...except it is not.
Andries Copier was Leerdam's director and top designer. You could google his name as well for more information.

Glass / Murano or T K Maxx?
« Last post by Macquirie on Today at 02:05:52 PM »

      I'm a newby to this forum and this is my first post so please be gentle with me!

      I recently bid on a Glass lot in a Charity Auction and won! Included in the lot was this Ruby Vase, it has a flared crimped rim that is clear with copper inclusions, the body has nice controlled bubbles with a polished pontil scar underneath, just wondering if it's Murano or T K Maxx? Any help greatly appreciated.


Glass / Re: Venini or not? Asking for some opinions
« Last post by ScandinavianGlassaholic on Today at 02:01:10 PM »
Glass / Re: Any bottle collectors?
« Last post by The Glass Staircase on Today at 01:30:34 PM »
Sorry for the late reply I never realised the thread had been updated. I just want to say thank you to all, especially Paul and Anne, for the information, it is greatly appreciated!

Glass / Re: Is this Tango glass?
« Last post by blueglasslass on Today at 12:17:26 PM »
Thank you Paul :-)
Glass / Re: Is this Tango glass?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 12:05:03 PM »
thanks.        My opinion is that unfortunately it's unlikely you'll get any further with provenance or attribution for this piece  -  you probably already know about as much as you're ever going to know :)
Assuming it has appropriate wear for c. 1930 ish, then about all you can say is this is almost certainly a piece of tango from eastern Europe and from that period.
I think tango started with Loetz, and then went down-market and became a sort of tourist glass - but it's colourful and 100% more attractive than a clear glass vase.
Put it away in the cupboard and go out and buy something for which we can offer you provenance and attribution ;)
Glass / Re: Is this Tango glass?
« Last post by blueglasslass on Today at 11:35:11 AM »
Hi Paul, thank you for your response.

The vase is 16cm tall and the rim on the top is 9cm in diameter. It certainly has a clear casing evident on the base, less obvious nearer the top. Hope that helps. The rim is black. It is more orange inside, I think the photos make it look too orange on the outside near the top, it is more yellow, but as you say, darker than the yellow on the base, nevertheless.
Glass / Re: Is this Tango glass?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 10:00:13 AM »
from screen pix alone it would be difficult to dispute this as being 'tango' glass - it looks to qualify in all the right areas  -  have a look at   -   it gives information of interest.              I've no idea, but with the current fashion for copying all things antique and vintage, are similar pieces still being made?

My only thought was that the shading of what appears to be yellow/orange, looks a little unusual for tango glass, but as I say I'm a bit thick in this area.                Another point to mention is that most tango glass is cased..........   either with crystal (clear) or with another colour.     I suspect this piece would be cased in clear  -  is it??            It's useful to provide details of dimensions too  -  the height would be adequate - it can sometimes help, although in this instance - assuming the vase is period - then it will have probably been made somewhere between the two wars.

Just realized that having spent some years owning Ruth A. Forsythe's book, nowhere does the lady use the word 'tango'  -  perhaps it's a post 1982 term.                This is probably an art deco design   -  whether it's old or recent. ;)
Regret to say Amanda that almost certainly you will never know the maker  -  too many small glass houses making such wares - and the vast majority of backstamps that can be found on these pieces will almost certainly just say 'Made in Czechoslovakia'.
Glass / Re: Is this Tango glass?
« Last post by blueglasslass on Today at 08:38:27 AM »
Thank you Anne! I've realised that Tango is a style and could have been manufactured by a variety if Czech companies. So I guess the query is, which company made it?  :) (it had a marble stuck inside which my partner heroically removed - it had been in there for decades! Soaking in warm soapy water, WD40 and finally super glue on end of pencil pulled it out!
Glass / Re: Frosted glass sundae dish or candle holder?
« Last post by blueglasslass on Today at 08:23:57 AM »
Thank you so much Anne :-)   
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