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Glass / Re: Arts and Crafts vases
« Last post by Scott13 on May 28, 2016, 07:03:07 PM »
They certainly lack the sophistication of Christopher Dresser designed pieces.
It was however their simple, almost rustic ( but retaining a certain elegance ) form, which made me think of the Arts and Crafts movement.
Anyway, they certainly weren't made by a machine  :)

I've looked and looked and looked again but I've been unable to find any mould seams.
The vases are a bit wonky/asymmetrical; their hts and rim widths also differ.
Their bases however are an exact match.
I hope the above makes a bit of sense :)

Is swinging a vase, a relatively new technique-which might confirm that they're not as old as I thought they were.
Glass / Re: Help needed, possible isle of wight glass .
« Last post by chopin-liszt on May 28, 2016, 06:57:44 PM »
Not IoWSG - they don't tend to have polished rims.

I really think this is Czech, Petr Hora comes to mind - I'll check.

Having kicked the poor cat off the Robert and Jindrich's book (I hadn't realised she was sleeping on it!) yes, Petr Hora. :)
Glass / Re: Arts and Crafts vases
« Last post by Lustrousstone on May 28, 2016, 06:53:40 PM »
I think they are swung. I also think they are American, perhaps Fenton
Glass / Help needed, possible isle of wight glass .
« Last post by essi on May 28, 2016, 06:30:33 PM »
Picked this up today thinking I O W  but I can find no reference to this type of pattern.
 trace of triangular label on the side of the vase.
240mm tall 50mm dia
any help appreciated
Glass / Re: Arts and Crafts vases
« Last post by Paul S. on May 28, 2016, 04:58:18 PM »
these vases may have some age, but they don't strike me as being particularly of the period you suggest.              Unlike art deco, for example, Arts & Crafts is not a style which is easy to define, and can vary depending on whether you're from any one of half a dozen different European countries.
Arts & Crafts as a fashion seems to arise somewhere around the same time as art nouveau, and stylistically carries much of that influence through the last 20 years of the C19, but doesn't look to have fared so well into the C20 as art nouveau did, which eventually gave way to art deco around 1925.
Regret I don't know about the Continent, but in the U.K. Arts & Crafts was a movement given much popularity by the art guilds which were associated with names like Ashbee, Morris and Ruskin, often defined by very simple lines and antique shapes.
If you look at Morris's designs, and very late C19 examples of Clutha glass, this should give some idea of the simple yet distinctive style - at least for the U.K.                Another closely related style is the Glasgow school of art.

I've deleted the last part of my original words, since you've already commented that these would have been mould blown  -  but my opinion is that these wouldn't have been swung.        The ornate rims may have been finished by hand.              My opinion is that none of the features you mention are arts & crafts decoration especially, and I suspect these are well into the first third of the C20. 

However, let's see what others think :)
Glass Paperweights / Re: Paperweight with signature help
« Last post by chopin-liszt on May 28, 2016, 04:19:47 PM »
One of the original students working with Sam Herman at the RCA in 1972 at and involved in setting up the Glasshouse, associated with it.

I have some information from a leaflet produced by CCA in London, published in 2008.

When the Glasshouse closed in '88, she rented space with James Watts at Barleylands, but got dissatisfied with not having her own facilities and left glass for a while.

She then set up a small company making things for gardens with mirrors, which gave her an income.

As of the publishing date ('08), she was studying part-time at Richmond College, doing kiln forming work and "embarking on a new journey".
Glass / Arts and Crafts vases
« Last post by Scott13 on May 28, 2016, 12:56:43 PM »
Hi, do you think these are Arts and Crafts?
They certainly have features often associated with AC pieces- green colouring, wavy rims, vertical ribbing and the trumpet shape.

Bases and ribs formed using a mould; the stretching ( swung? ) and rims by hand.

Very grimy when bought- took ages to clean the accumulated dirt from their toes.
Apologies if you happen to be eating  :)

The wear on their bases ( the outer rings-the inner is concave ) ranges from pebble smoothness to small chips ; with a myriad of scratches and minute nicks in-between
A few impurities and seeds in the glass.

Ht--27.5 cms ( nearly 11" )
Wt--quite heavy, 450gms ( each)

I can't find that much info on AC glass ( other than stained )
No shortage with regard to furniture, ceramics etc etc - but glass, it seems to me at any rate, has been generally overlooked   :(

Thanks for looking

Glass / Re: lead glass
« Last post by oldglassman on May 28, 2016, 09:26:16 AM »
Hi ,
             I have just been re reading this interresting thread and thought that this article may be of interrest to those who have commented here on the subject of  lead glass development in England , (scroll down to read full article)

I am told by Colin Brain that more publications are in the pipeline but not yet available for public viewing.

cheers ,

Glass / Re: Please Help id glass plate
« Last post by kymnev on May 28, 2016, 07:32:39 AM »
Thank You for your help.  I am pretty sure you're correct. :) I found these photos with this heading "Humppila Heiniš kainalossa malja (Kaija Aarikka)" what do you think??? Thanks again. Regards

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Glass Paperweights / Re: Paperweight with signature help
« Last post by keith on May 27, 2016, 11:13:09 PM »
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