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British & Irish Glass / Re: Attention all MONART collectors ...
« Last post by Gary on Yesterday at 09:23:18 PM »
Hi Kevin, the only Monart piece I have with millefiori canes is this HE perfume bottle, shown below.
I date this piece (not by the canes) to be no later than 1932.
I have images of the canes used in the experimental cup ( by Salvador) housed in Perth museum, if you require them.
Gary
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British & Irish Glass / Re: More Bubbly Monart - IG bowl
« Last post by orangeglass on Yesterday at 08:58:05 PM »
Hi,
if there is a mod reading this, could you possibly split this off (either separate or duplicate) into a new heading/topic
 "Monart colour schemes" or suchlike  :D

thanks!
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British & Irish Glass / Attention all MONART collectors ...
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 08:35:37 PM »
I am hoping to get back into some of my outstanding projects. One of those is linked to millefiori canes in pre-war Monart bottle stoppers, or canes that show clearly as body decoration on other pre-war items.

Do you have examples in your collection? If so, would you be willing to provide me with clear photos of the canes?

Any help will be appreciated.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Painted/Printed seaside picture. Date?
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 07:54:16 PM »
Hi Tony, welcome to the Board.

This type of tourist picture weight was popular in the Victorian period and also early to mid 20th century.
They are hard to date unless the image shows features that can be tied in to general research.

In the case of this view of Great Yarmouth, the image appears to show a fully wooden structure for the pier. A website for the Britannia Pier provides background information that would suggest a date from 1858 to 1900. The main evidence is in relation to the replacement of the wooden pier by a wooden & steel structure, with work commencing in December 1900.

Something I like about the image is the naivety of apparently miniature boats and crew when compared to the figures on the pier!
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Sadly, it has lost all plumage to it's head,  :( , but it does have labels  :D... Pink ,controlled bubbles,with gold, also with yellow and black cane eyes. With head feathers it would be approx. 5.5 inches tall.

Here is a link to an intact one  ;D (scroll down to the left)  Courtesy of the Murano Zoo !

https://sites.google.com/site/muranozoo/birds-by-salviati

Cheers, Mike
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I thought this might possibly be Scandinavian. There is quite a bit of age to the base. 18cm in height . Light blue tint .No pontil mark . 7 horizontal optic ribs . Any idea on age/maker  please ? Thanks for having a look. Ta, Mike
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Glass / Re: Jack Ink art glass
« Last post by Mike M on Yesterday at 06:32:55 PM »
hope this works...
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Glass / Re: Jack Ink art glass
« Last post by Mike M on Yesterday at 06:27:42 PM »
He does a lot of special commissions for the Lobmeyr shop in Vienna including the amazing shell installation that takes up half the shop (see 'The glass cone - winter 2013/4' for Vienna /Budapest trip) - last time we visited the shop we were amazingly lucky to bump into him - discussing a new piece - and the shop manager kindly introduced us. An amazing guy - amazing glass and if you hunt around there are a few booklets on his work -I've one on the design building and installation of the sea shell and I've seen others

Deep envy for your box!

M
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Glass / Re: Three Ringed Candle Holder , Scandi ?
« Last post by Mr. Turnip on Yesterday at 06:22:23 PM »
Looks a bit German to me....
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Glass / Re: glass signature
« Last post by Mr. Turnip on Yesterday at 06:19:49 PM »
Wouldn't say that Murano was my best subject, bit of a minefield. I'd suggest, using a magnifying glass, if you can identify each letter then type 'em in to Google and see if anything comes up. Most things that I've bought in the past as Murano (according to the sellers) are made in Naples. Especially the items with the various Murano stickers on them. Mind you, the fact that this item is signed can only be a good thing I'd have thought. And it does have a bit of a Venetian look about it. Sorry I can't be of more help...
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