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Malta Glass / Re: 'Ice cut' vase with Harris signature........
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 01:33:50 PM »
Which is why I look at the glass itself, not at scratches on the bottom of it and avoid buying anything signed if I possibly can. ;D
The silly prices the scratches can make, make no sense to me at all. 8)
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Malta Glass / Re: 'Ice cut' vase with Harris signature........
« Last post by Nemmie on Today at 01:19:44 PM »
To be honest, I do not believe there is such a thing as a "handwriting expert".
Handwriting varies incredibly, even in an individual.
Most of my signatures these days look like I'm faking them. ;D No two are ever the same.
What needs to be analysed are the tiny variations in the pressures exerted while writing and the time-related fluency of execution, not the shapes of individual letters. That is more akin to phrenology (bumps on the head relate to personality) or physiognomy (if you look evil outside, you are evil inside).
I don't know how any of that could be analysed while engraving.

I think there are, they work for the police and give evidence in court. I have seen it with my own eyes and heard with my own ears.

You are correct in that some aspects but they also look for consistency in lettering, spacing, slant, signs of hesitancy. All of which are evident in an engraved signature.

I think that until recent years all the signatures I had seen showed a great consistency in all these aspects. So either all the rushed signatures appeared recently or someone is faking them.

Logic dictates it is the latter.

 
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Malta Glass / Re: 'Ice cut' vase with Harris signature........
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 12:40:22 PM »
To be honest, I do not believe there is such a thing as a "handwriting expert".
Handwriting varies incredibly, even in an individual.
Most of my signatures these days look like I'm faking them. ;D No two are ever the same.
What needs to be analysed are the tiny variations in the pressures exerted while writing and the time-related fluency of execution, not the shapes of individual letters. That is more akin to phrenology (bumps on the head relate to personality) or physiognomy (if you look evil outside, you are evil inside).
I don't know how any of that could be analysed while engraving.
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I hope you don't mind me giving this one last bump in the hope of a reply. I've got no further since posting the original post in finding any leads on this.
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Malta Glass / Re: 'Ice cut' vase with Harris signature........
« Last post by Nemmie on Today at 11:16:24 AM »
The second example in the above sequence looks wrong to my eyes.I am quietly confident that if we had a handwriting expert in the forum they would also dispute it.

Of course all this is personal opinion but I can't see how some struggle to accept the obvious differences in style, form and execution.

I wouldn't bid on such an item and I have avoided doing so in the past. There are most definitely a lot of fake signatures out there and more appearing on a monthly basis.

Each to their own I suppose but buyer beware is definitely a good mantra in this area.
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Glass / Re: Walsh Walsh—Mother of Pearl ?
« Last post by Scott13 on Today at 10:09:50 AM »

Hi, still dithering !
Thanks for your reassurances.
Actually I’ve got used to the dark patches - they seem to give the iridescent bits a richer tone.
I’ll say anything to avoid taking action  ;D

Seriously, I will try the tablets — eventually !
Thanks

Scott




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France / Re: Etling catalogue - is it out there?
« Last post by chilternhills on Today at 09:09:55 AM »
As an update to the catalogue situation. It definitely exists  :o I have been in contact with the owner and various options are being discussed. I can't say more at this juncture, except that it is an original 1930 Etling catalogue with illustrations of 70+ objects, vases, etc.
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Glass / Re: Help with old, tall glass pleas
« Last post by Ipcress on Today at 09:06:54 AM »
Thank you !
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No evidence of any stopper, the shape of the neck would not be ideal and they are not ground for one to fit either. Interesting that yours has plenty of wear Chris, mine has some but it is confined to a thin ring around the edge of the base.

The shape would be practical for a carafe, the bulbous base making it harder to knock over that something taller.
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Malta Glass / Re: 'Ice cut' vase with Harris signature........
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 08:24:22 AM »
No there are several variations, probably depending on the flat space that was available for a signature on a given item. Globe vases tend to have a large flat polished base (where engraving will be much more straightforward), mine are signed towards the centre over three lines. One cut ice lollipop has a wide thin base and is signed in a continuous line along one edge. An early fish vase has a small footprint and is signed on both sides with the two lines facing each other on the outer edges.

Not forgetting Patrick's chalice where the signature runs in an arc around the base - a format determined by the shape of the base again.
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