Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10
New Zealand & Australia Glass / Re: Philip Jacobs or is it.
« Last post by singingyamada on Yesterday at 08:48:06 AM »
well the answer is found , A lady was researching him and my name popped up with the board. By email.  Philip Arthur jacobs

"My name is evelyn and I wondered if you had all your information for the wonderful artist Philip Arthur Jacobs - he was a Pharmacist in Port Macquarie and a great artist"

"Hello Evelyn I have his piece on my wall because I cant bear to part
with it. How did you know about my search for him?

"Hi Lee

Well it is  story. Phil and Judy Jacobs lived in Port Macquarie and Phil was a Pharmacist for many years. I had a terrible surgery and Phil and Judy assisted me to recover from massive adhesions internally. I became friends with both. Phil had a surgery to his leg - veins and it went horribly wrong - he was in a wheelchair. Phil started a glass venture - beautiful pieces - I do not know how long he did this or if he was doing it before he came to Port Macquarie but people snapped up his pieces. Obviously when his health deteriorated he stopped and then he passed away. He was a beautiful quiet man. I was looking in a book he gave my Pharmacist daughter in 1994 and found his original Pharmacy Certificate, I then tried to google Judy who I had lost contact with but found your messageboard so just wondered if you had found the information you wanted. He was in Port Macquarie from at least 1992 onwards because that is when I met him. So have you got the right Philip Jacobs?

Regards Evelyn

"Look what I found 

Look in the index of some of Phil's work (I don't think this Gallery exists anymore as I live in Lake Cathie and have not heard of it)

Regards Evelyn"
Hi there:
As you know I have a *few pieces* of Murano Pink glass.  I think it finds me.  Well anyways -- it was my birthday here a while ago and I stumbled on this piece and thought " What a Lovely Birthday Gift to myself.....Plus some Pink on it."

 Pink was never my fav color to WEAR -- But when it comes to GLASS -- I LOVE IT!

Beautiful and stunning vase.  Has All the bells and whistles in my book!!!!  About 7.25 inches tall.  Kralik Martele with pink flowers, some green and lots of iridescent to it.   I now have 3 pieces of Kralik martele -- LOL -- I guess I HAVE a collection now!!

 These are NOT my photos, but I have permission to use and keep them.  Thanks for looking

  I am so HAPPY!!!!!
Thanks Alan,

I've been reading as much on-line info. as I can and came across this wonderful website. There is a paperweight here with blue tint twist canes very similar to this example to the bottom right (same size also , this one being more like 2 1/8 inches tall having remeasured it  ! ) . It mentions a blue florescence under UV but on mine it only applies to any blue that is present  in some of the canes  ;)  I liked reading about Michael Parkington too !

Ta, Mike
Glass / Modern? vase with thick blue trails
« Last post by heartofsklo on November 25, 2015, 09:59:45 PM »
Tall vase (25cm) main body is clear with thick globular blue trails around the outer, the base has a center circle that is frosted looking.
Most likely modern but does anyone know different.
Any ideas appreciated.

Hi.  I would vote for Vasart rather than Strathearn, especially with the ground base... but it is an inexact science!

Thanks Guys,

I did find this cane which looks very similar.........

Cheers, Mike

p.s. The twist canes have a definite blue tinge not white !
But ... it could very easily be Vasart Ltd (1956 - 1964)!

The unevenly ground out base would fit for being pre-Strathearn. The twist canes are of the "chunky" style seen in lots of Strathearn weights, but the blue tinge to those twists could suggest an earlier period.

(Does Anyone have a signed or labelled Strathearn weight that has the blue-tinged twist canes?)

Most (I won't be brave enough today to say "all") of the millefiori canes are early Ysart (i.e. from the 1946 - 1954 period or maybe even pre-war.) However, early Ysart canes were used in all of the Vasart / Strathearn periods right up to 1980.
Hi Mike
It sometimes hard to tell the age of these weights as they made the same designs over almost the whole time they were in operation but I would guess this is 1970's rather than 60's
British & Irish Glass / Re: Glass Candlesticks -- Iridescent and Beautiful
« Last post by antiquerose123 on November 25, 2015, 04:18:11 PM »
****Thank you so ever much JOHN, for giving these an ID.

They ARE so beautiful!!  I also would like to Welcome INKY to the Board.  See there was nothing to be afraid of .....LOL.  Anytime you need any help just give me or anyone here a shout !!

Again ----> Thank you JOHN for the ID  :-*  :-*
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
key words
to search