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Glass Paperweights / Re: Definition and Distinctions
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 12:12:27 PM »
Cold-worked glass isn't really my thing, but the tools and/or techniques used help to define things a bit sometimes.

Glass can be removed from the surface with acid or sandblasting, with a stencil.
There are various bits of equipment, from a diamond point pen or a dremmel (an electric vibrating diamond pointed tool) for writing or drawing or another, very delicate, technique of stippling (with diamond point pen).
There is copper-wheel engraving, and there is cut glass.
Glass / Re: Art Deco fan shaped vase Brockwitz ??
« Last post by Neil on Today at 11:36:17 AM »
Hi Angela,
I have this in blue, also, with a frog. I bought it at a country fair in Victoria, AUS, from a chap, who had bought it in the UK. I also have it in pink, which I bought from Monte Video, Uruguay. It makes me wonder, could it have been made by one of the glass companies in Argentina?
Would Pamela have any thoughts on this?
Glass / Re: Help to ID pressed glass vase with optic teardrops
« Last post by Neil on Today at 10:39:10 AM »
This vase design can be found in the Brockwitz catalogues from 1915 to 1931. It has the number 09233/24 &  09233/31 (1915 cat.) or 9233/24 (1931 cat.). This would indicate it was 24 or 31 cm. in height. If yours is 14 cm. this means that another size not shown in the catalogues was made. It was also iridised in the marigold colour and was named by carnival glass collectors, before catalogues became available, as Footed Prism Panels.
I hope this information is what you are after.
Glass / Re: Large and heavy Sowerby bowl with large plinth
« Last post by Neil on Today at 10:07:38 AM »
Hi Nigel,
I have 3 of these large bowls in amber, pink and uranium  They almost glow, and really have some presence in a collection. My pink and uranium bowls have the number 808160, which according to were designs registered  by Sowerby on the 23rd November 1935. The uranium bowl came with the plinth that you have shown. The uranium bowl has lugs in the centre of the base which holds the 'Flora' figurine (the one holding the flowers above her head) without any lateral movement at all. I believe the vase you have shown is a matching vase as it has the same diverging arcs at its pedestal that are seen in the the base of the bowl. I have the vase in pink and uranium. The pink one has the same wavy rim as yours, however my uranium one is flat across the top. I have a smaller 21 cm. bowl with the same design in the base as these large bowls. It has a similar design around the side of the bowl to the Flora bowl, with flowers and foliage, except it has 6 flowers, not 4, and every alternate flower is inverted. It has 12 alternating 4 cm. and 1 cm. convex arcs around the rim.
I hope this is useful information for you, and other readers.
hello Rebecca  -  welcome to the GMB :)

Am sure these 'marks' are scratches, unfortunately  -  and looks as though you will have to wait until someone recognizes this particular shape/design.        Much glass from Scandinavia is signed/marked.

On the other hand your label is recorded in the books, and described as a 'black and gold cellophane label with a crown'.             It's unreliable to try and date pieces without specific signatures or date codes, and with a factory such as Kosta their output was truly vast and varied, so again recognizing the pattern may be the only way of dating.              Having said that, this tapering, simple shape was a common feature of Scandi glass from the mid 1950's and the 1960's, and this a likely period of manufacture for your vase, although it could well be later.

fingers crossed someone will recognize your piece.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Definition and Distinctions
« Last post by A to Z on Today at 03:09:02 AM »
 Having seen that 61 people read my post, I began to think that
maybe 61 people were of the opinion that's something I could look up on my own.
I tried, I really did--and I sort of half "got it."

   Your response is clear, very much appreciated and will always be
remembered as my "first" :-)


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Glass / Signature ID help needed
« Last post by Alton11 on Today at 02:28:31 AM »
This is the sig on a vase at auction. I know I have seen this signature before, but I just cannot seem to remember the artist. Hoping someone here might recognize. Thnx
Glass Paperweights / Re: Definition and Distinctions
« Last post by mildawg on Today at 02:12:17 AM »
I'm probably not the best person to offer an answer but I will give my two cents anyway.  Etching would involve altering just the surface of the glass through acid, sandblasting etc, resulting in an opaque surface.  Engraved, cut, and incised would seem to all pretty much be the same with regards to glass being removed resulting in deeper designs into the surface.  Engraving would indicate cutting that results in letter, numbers, symbols, etc. Cutting and incised being any number of designs or patterns.  There you have it!!  :-0
Glass / Re: Lalique Koi dish
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 12:35:22 AM »

Assuming the numbering is chronological, I'm assuming it dates to the early 1930s, comparing it to one of the examples listed.

I believe that this, putting a date on this bowl, is done according to the signature... certain signatures refer to certain periods, certain models were produced longer than others, but you should be able to work that out via the links.
Glass / Re: Lalique Koi dish
« Last post by Auld_Hecate on Yesterday at 11:54:14 PM »
Brilliant- many thanks Anne.

Those links are invaluable.

Assuming the numbering is chronological, I'm assuming it dates to the early 1930s, comparing it to one of the examples listed.

Worth a polish indeed.

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