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Glass / Re: colour changing glass
« Last post by glassobsessed on August 22, 2017, 02:19:21 PM »
There are now glass glues available that do not need to be cured with UV light, used one the other day on a lamp base and so far so good...

Glass / Re: Huge vase, possibly Vasart/Strathearn
« Last post by chopin-liszt on August 22, 2017, 01:47:03 PM »
It was the name Frank Andrews gave it many years ago, we all know what is meant by the phrase, it's been around for so long, and it was not to imply cheap and nasty, but to illustrate the transparency of the colours, like the wrappers on chocolates.
(before they all got changed into glued up tubes of plastic)
Once we find the name of the maker, we can substitute that for this current nomenclature. :)
It was so often mistaken for Ysart glass, it needed something to distinguish it.
Glass / Re: Huge vase, possibly Vasart/Strathearn
« Last post by chilternhills on August 22, 2017, 01:28:01 PM »
A bit of a disappointment that it is not what I hoped. But it is still a quality vase. Can we find a better name than 'cellophane glass' since it implies cheap, flimsy manufacture? It is certainly not that.

Sorry, a stupid typo in the file names. Uploaded again.
Glass / Re: Huge vase, possibly Vasart/Strathearn
« Last post by chopin-liszt on August 22, 2017, 01:26:29 PM »
I very much think this is what we call "cellophane glass". No maker has yet been identified, but they're suspected to be Bohemian and from a similar time period as Vasart/Monart.
Glass / Huge vase, possibly Vasart/Strathearn
« Last post by chilternhills on August 22, 2017, 01:21:20 PM »
I bought this vase the other day, said to be Strathearn, but I don't know. When I saw it I had to have it. It's a beauty. The colours remind me of Vasart, Strathearn or Monart. It is a big vase, 22.5 cm high and 20.5 cm at the rim, as you can see from the picture with my hand in the top. The pontil has been ground out nice and smooth, but the edge of the pontil mark has a small chip to it, probably during grinding.

I had a look through all the shapes for Vasart and Strathearn on the Scotland's Glass site without any match. Can anyone made a positive ID?


Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: Lampwork horses and a kangaroo !
« Last post by keith on August 22, 2017, 01:00:16 PM »
Hello Robert, that's what I was hoping if so they never travelled far from home  ;D
Glass / Re: Yellow and blue cut glass bowl. Val St Lambert?
« Last post by Anne Tique on August 22, 2017, 12:41:20 PM »
One can never be sure of course, a lot is not listed, catalogued and documents/drawings lost, and it took me a while to say something because it's a tricky one.

Before  the 20ies, around 1900, they did use Vaseline glass and the above mentioned colour too, but patterns were either much richer and detailed, or with more sweeping facets and cut lines, very much in the art nouveau and transition period style. I can't help feeling, and I'm not criticizing this piece, that it's pattern's a bit simple for it to be VSL of this period and there's a lot of space left untouched.

I'll continue going through my books etc. to see if I can at least find the pattern back or something alike, whether it's on a similar item or not, but so far I haven't spotted anything. I don't know how other houses worked, but at VSL a pattern was registered and can be found back on different  items, which makes it a bit easier to identify or attribute an item, as not everything was signed at the time.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Polish paperweight AP signature ID required
« Last post by chopin-liszt on August 22, 2017, 12:19:17 PM »
The A does not look like a Jablonski A, while his J is a strange shape, with a sort of small M shape at the top, and a small, long thin loop at the bottom, so I do not think it could be a mis-written AJ. I've just compared it directly with a signed piece.
Glass / Re: colour changing glass
« Last post by chopin-liszt on August 22, 2017, 11:16:42 AM »
You need specialist glass glue. It's easily found in hardware stores.
Don't buy the very cheap stuff from unknown names, it's useless, you need to spend about 4 on a tube of a well known brand.
You will also need an ultra violet torch, again, not an expensive thing and very useful in the future anyway. (a good one can be found on ebay from the far east for less than 2).
The ultra violet light is needed to set the glue.
It's great that you want to save the glass. :)
Glass Paperweights / Polish paperweight AP signature ID required
« Last post by user9318 on August 22, 2017, 11:14:35 AM »
I have a Polish paperweight, where it is marked on the base, with what looks like AP, but could it be Adam Jablonski with a poorly signed J instead of what I see a P

I tried googling for polish paperweights and AP, but no results, all that kept cropping up was Adam Jablonski paperweights.

Thank you in advance for any help. Showiing the weight in question, as well as the signature and sticker, as they may help in deciding who maker is or isn't.
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