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Glass Paperweights / Re: Latest additions to my collection
« Last post by tropdevin on December 11, 2018, 10:06:07 PM »

Gosh! What did that add to the cost?  I bid on this lot, but felt it got a bit expensive unless you wanted them for yourself.

Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by bobjames278 on December 11, 2018, 05:22:43 PM »
I've done some considerable google research.

I've found some but only a few similar bowls and vase in submerged bubble glass form.
Also, I'm postulating that the sticker is from 50's-60's based on finding it on vases from that period.

I'm at a loss regarding looking up the number as the reference material is unavailable in my location.
Glass / Re: Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by Fuhrman Glass on December 11, 2018, 05:18:43 PM »
name at top of label appears to be Venini to me. check Venini shapes if that is possible.
Glass / Need help identifying vase: possible Venini?
« Last post by bobjames278 on December 11, 2018, 04:12:52 PM »
Hello, I just purchased this.
I haven't been able to take a really good look yet to see if it is signed,
or possibly signed beneath the sticker. However it has an aged sticker
with the manufacture number 4162. I'm wondering if someone who owns
the reference material can look this number up for me, as the reference material
is not available at my local library.

Glass / Hot-worked cased cobalt blue ashtray/dish with folded rim
« Last post by chasdevlin on December 11, 2018, 03:50:17 PM »
Hi I know that's there's a lot of these freeform dishes produced in Murano, Czech and elsewhere and that tying down a maker is very difficult. However this has a very distinctive base with cavities surrounding the base (producing a lens effect), the pointil is highly polished.
It is hot-worked with folded rims. It is 8 inches in length and just under 3.5 inches at the highest point.
I'm leaning towards Czech myself, but I'm interested if anyone has any leads..


Glass / Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Last post by Jay on December 11, 2018, 03:45:05 PM »
Wonderful, Anne. I'm going to try and solve this one by research (I'm recently resident in Belgium and reresearching my website accordingly)
Here are my 'working thoughts' (credit to all contributors), which I will also share with my Belgian professional contacts via email.
I really hope that we can solve the puzzle, although I guess I'm not the first to try. :)

Van Haeleweyck Frères was founded in 1855 and were still in existence in 1929. Their address was 63-69 Rue du Vautour (Gierstraat), Brussels.  the company registry number, 3646. Clearly the company was selling in bulk since the receipt lists 54 each of 3 different product lines" The front of the building is marked "Lusterie - Van Haelesweyck Frs - Pendules"  and the invoice adds 'Verrerie d'eclairage' (Lighting Glass)-  Oréor

It seems clear that these designs were intended (mainly) for use as table lamp bases. (The last one was not the first found with it's original lamp fitting)

I think it's clear that the word 'Oréor' is NOT a factory, but must then be either a designer or a brand name. (This is also indicated by the format of the
Van Haeleweyck paper ; that they were exclusive distributors). Implies that they may have ordered or made designs (moulds) and then will have had the items produced by a third party (outside Brussels). The fact that they were sometimes described as 'French' may be misleading us?!

There are a few added clues for deductive reasoning:

    Normally the Oreor supplier would be within 'easy reach' of Brussels, if that IS indeed where they were distributed.
    (This implies more likely candidates Scailmont?, Sars?, Hunebelle? Muller Freres?)
    All the designs seem to be from the same designer. (combining geometry and round forms)
    Considering there are several different designs, all clearly marked, there are not very many survivors, implying that production numbers were low. (It was not identified  at all by Hartmann or Kappa, and GlassMessages have only found a few!)
    The "oreor'  mark is into the side of the mould (not the base!) and written in script. This is quite unusual as a style of marking. Scailmont is one of the few factories that did it this way, and indeed even the handwriting is quite close to that on Scailmont/ Heemskerk/ Catteau items. also Carillo?
    There is usually a special significance to chosing a trade name. 'Or-é-Or ' could be a reference to gold, but doesn't seem that likely. Could it be an anagram, regional name, wife's name, initials, or a pun?
    Production quality is 'mid-range'  and there are signs of flecking on the satine surfaces. The Items are quite thickly cast, although there are no traces of seams around the body (as far as I've inspected)

So far there are 6 models found, and they were probably available in white, light amber (honey), light-blue, sea-green, uranium?green and light purple.
Glass / Re: Lampshade with raised decoration and iridescence - reproduction or not?
« Last post by Scott13 on December 11, 2018, 08:00:18 AM »

I’ve had another good look at my lampshade and I’m pretty sure it’s been machine made - everything
looks too uniform - its ruffled rim, ribbing, decoration etc.
So, if I stick a tea light under it and it ex/im-plodes it won’t be a disaster   :-\

Really interesting info you’ve provided - many thanks.

Glass Paperweights / Re: Help ID small vintage paperweight
« Last post by paperweights on December 11, 2018, 04:32:13 AM »
The maker of this paperweight is unknown, except that it is believed to originate in the region along the Czech - German border, hence the label Bohemian.  Most likely from Silesia or Thuringia.
70's and 80's still had a few hand shops producing some of these wares. At this time Crisa of Mexico had a huge factory and did a lot of machine glass but still a little hand work. I used to sell for Cristales Y Pantallas in Monterey in that time and they were all hand production. There were some other in Mexico as well that were hand production.

I think there were still some hand shops in Greece and Italy making some similar items.
Glass / Re: Oreor - Vases, Lamp Bases etc.
« Last post by Anne on December 11, 2018, 02:23:56 AM »
This might be of interest... - the photo of the building is clickable to enlarge it.  They also supplied metal buttons for army uniforms
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