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Scandinavian Glass / Re: published: some old-ish Swedish catalogues for download
« Last post by essi on March 21, 2017, 09:19:11 PM »
Thanks so much Kerstin for posting those images. Its always difficult to find any glass catalogues.
Not being to greedy but do you have Kosta Boda catalogues from the 1960s or 70s?.
Thanks again,
Glass / Re: Green pattern bottle identification. Riihimaki Look a like
« Last post by Ben.unwin on March 21, 2017, 07:33:37 PM »
There are copies all over the place most recently from China, their work is getting better.
Some of their pieces are so similar to Czech designs, its hard to tell them apart.
Her glass was usually mould blown so you don't see seam lines and these Kaappikello were cased in clear glass.
Check out the designlasi website, its got some great info and wonderful glass on show.

Glass Paperweights / Re: Webb Corbett and maybe a Webb corbett ?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on March 21, 2017, 06:59:04 PM »
That could well be the case, Kev and I very happily bow to your vastly superior knowledge of weights compared to mine. :)
It does look like the blue enamel, however added, was not done evenly or at the correct temperature.

I do have one of these Webb weights, a spider in the uranium casing. I have no idea if it is a first or a second, but I was surprised at the lack of finess in it.
It has a swirly layer of tiny bubbles in the dome, under the top facet, which make it appear scratched.

Glass Paperweights / Re: Webb Corbett and maybe a Webb corbett ?
« Last post by KevinH on March 21, 2017, 06:44:48 PM »
I am not sure about this, but perhaps the "crinkly" effect is simply the result of the colour being added as a pick up from the marver of blue "chips" rather than as an overlay (gathered from a pot or added as an "overlay cup").

Were these types of Webb Corbett weights formed in a mould? If so, I doubt the colour would have been added before any moulding process.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Paul ysart ? &a an other. ID = Ysart, but not PY
« Last post by KevinH on March 21, 2017, 06:25:14 PM »
Yes, generally, the dome will be formed from at least two gathers of clear glass. If the temperatures of the parts being joined are not sufficiently equal, a layer of minute bubbles can be trapped - and that is what can be seen as a distinct layer within the clear dome, or in and around the canes.

Thanks for the picture of the base without the "whatever" stuck onto it. That type of finish - rough grinding with the central "lump" still showing, where the pontil rod was cracked off, is consistent with other weights that I know are from the Ysart Brothers period (or possibly 1930s for some).
Glass / strange green object
« Last post by giulissa on March 21, 2017, 06:13:12 PM »
Best regards to everybody.
Rummaging in an old cupboard I found one item that I cannot identify: Green glass object with white metal frame high 9 ". From the base rises a complicated plant shoot with a rose, a bird and various leaves. The glass extends vertically from a rather heavy bulb which then refines including an ornate white medallion with a decal. The metal bottom is filled with a mixture of plaster to give stability. But the strangest thing is that the label applied is that of a famous Milanese pastry that has nothing to do with glass objects. Suggestions?
This design is so evident that it seems ancestral; As if we had always expected it.
Schrötter created one in 1947. Brabec another very similar years later.

Este diseño resulta tan evidente que parece ancestral; como si siempre lo hubiésemos esperado.
Schrötter creó uno en 1947. Brabec otro muy parecido años más tarde.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Webb Corbett and maybe a Webb corbett ?
« Last post by keith on March 21, 2017, 05:49:34 PM »
Thanks Sue, hadn't thought of that, it's very uniform all over, it reminds of the crackle effect seen on Walsh pieces, bit like this one but without the iridescence  ::) ;D
Glass Paperweights / Re: Webb Corbett and maybe a Webb corbett ?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on March 21, 2017, 05:29:28 PM »
I would suspect a manufacturing flaw.
It looks like the glass has been allowed to cool too much before putting it in a mould, the outer "skin" has then crinkled on contact.
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