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Glass / VERY LARGE but not that heavy...?
« Last post by Mr. Turnip on Yesterday at 05:49:39 PM »
Ok, another large vase. This is 500mm tall and one of a pair. Not massively heavy or thick glass, cased white inside. Has some bits of copper coloured aventurene. Nice colours. The bottom has been ground with a matte finish and does have a matte ground pontil (I hardly want to say this but I just have, I can't deny it - you can see it in the picture).

My only hope here that it is maybe not (for a change) Ch****e is that it is not as heavy as one might expect. I've not been able to find anything similar. Maybe another one of those mysterious non Murano 'Murano' vases made in Italy? Any opinions welcome.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart or not ?
« Last post by orangeglass on Yesterday at 05:02:18 PM »
Well the auctioneer did not change any of the titles and a significant amount of the "Monart" remained unsold as they failed to reach their reserves, 2 of the Monart bowls did not sell - again failed to reach reserves, though the ginger jar went for £200  ???  ??? and some of the Vasart sold.
British & Irish Glass / Wedgwood 'Fledgling' in Lilac.
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 03:53:38 PM »
unmarked, but quite distinctive with the fissure down the chest, and am sure the colour is lilac  -  had the impression this colour not as common as most of the others, but could be wrong.
According to Susan Tobin, the 'Fledglings' carry the factory code SG 429.

Hope this doesn't encourage another argument about Wedgwood colours, but just interested in hearing if I'm correct about lilac or whether it's just as common as any of the others. :)
check out this link for a good bio on Loredano. Lots of info on him and his brother who is still working.
Glass / Re: Registered Design Lookup Requests
« Last post by agincourt17 on Yesterday at 03:27:22 PM »
Registered Design Number: 121985
Date: 23 March 1889
Link to topic on the board about the item:,57916.0.html
Thank you, Paul.

I would certainly like to see the design representation, please. I will add the details to the GMB lookup request shortly.

I no longer have a copy of  Colin Lattimore’s book to refer to, but I can find no reference to the orange-brown marbled glass in Muuray, slack or Hajdamach.

Loredano Rosin was from Murano. He is well known in modern art glass studio circles for his Chalcedony glass. Others are now making chalcedony as well and it can be found in all sorts of colors. The striking and the alignment of the molecules in the long atomic strands can create all types of interesting effects. Silver is an element when used with other elements can produce some amazing color effects, but many times difficult to reproduce again. That's why most commercial factories stayed away from it plus the costs. As I recall I saw him put on a demo about 20 years ago in Toronto at one of our Glass Arts Society conventions. I was amazed at the time with his talents.
interesting piece, and as usual I suspect the Registration was to protect the shape, which  was the most common purpose of a registration.         The shape of the basket is certainly unusual - great looking piece.
Unfortunately I can't provide a pic - at least not at the moment - of the image submitted originally to the Board of Trade.
I'm probably going to Kew some time later next week, so can look if you wish.

I take it you've been through the books of Sheila Murray, Colin Lattimore and Raymond Slack?     
As far as I can see, CH doesn't include this colour.
Glass / Re: Pressed glass bowl with dancers
« Last post by Frank on Yesterday at 01:55:17 PM »
General note: BVB marketed themselves as Flaconerie and Gobleterie. They were part of Saint Gobain Packaging division. Which has  probably kept them off the radar, the catalogue I have for CSM 1930-34 is only pressed glass tableware.
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