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Glass Paperweights / Re: Apsley Pellatt - what is this piece of glass shown
« Last post by flying free on September 25, 2016, 02:13:09 PM »
ah, - the picture cane - I was wondering if that was a Harrach feather plume (sometimes referred to as propellor) mark?
That is their mark.

m


See here for a good photo of the Harrach feather plume mark - there are a few on there, scroll down to a good clear one in black on the base of a vase.

https://sites.google.com/site/bohemianglassandmore/harrach-alpha-numberic-markings-de-constructed

m
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Glass / Re: Age of glass ??
« Last post by Paul S. on September 25, 2016, 01:58:06 PM »
regret to say your pix not appearing large enough to get an idea of the detail  -  you can improve this by making the first dimension 700, which will help, especially with detail on the underside of the foot................   is it flat entirely, or is there some indication of a depression?
Could be very wrong, but the decoration looks to be wheel engraved rather than acid, and in view of the unusually thick foot and coloured internal blob at the bottom of the bowl, I'd suggest Continental rather than the U.K.                         The knop appears to be of the bladed sort, although unsure whether the bowl is cup or ovoid.

Not that it will really help on this occasion, but an indication of size and whether lead glass or not - can be useful.

The second half of the C19 contains an assortment of lower quality glasses, with styles and shapes overlapping by substantial margins of time, and you may find it difficult to be more specific than this, but  ...................   fingers crossed, someone may have exactly the right answer :) 

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Glass / Re: help with ID bohemien or poss French
« Last post by flying free on September 25, 2016, 11:48:40 AM »
ooh I think I've found it (would need confirmation though)

On page 297 of Harrach From Neuwelt to the Whole World
Bottom left hand picture (very small, hand-drawn and coloured picture)

There is a design of a vase that looks faaairrly similar to yours in shape (neck taller and slimmer and foot looks wider than yours) appears to be in clear glass with a green coloured neck, dragon and design on it so doesn't appear to show it as airtrap.
However, the dragon is similar and the design of the spaced out foliage is remarkably similar.  I think it's a match to yours but will need to be checked out.
It says:
'Design for vase with painted decoration (dec no. F 3116) with the motif of a Chinese dragon, probably Josef Petricek, c. 1890 (FA)'

m
'Design for a vase
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Glass / Re: help with ID bohemien or poss French
« Last post by flying free on September 25, 2016, 11:34:02 AM »
Alisa has this pair as Harrach Oxblood - they have dragons on and a polished pontil mark and firepolished rim.
http://www.thegildedcurio.com/item-Harrach-71.html


I don't think the enamelling is the same though.
Harrach did do airtrap and there are two criss cross examples in the Harrach book but not the same type of glass as yours.
Having looked at the Harrach book there is something about the neck and gilded rim on your vase that reminds me a lot of the feet on some of their vases from the late 1880s early 1890s.

Having said all that, the colour doesn't make me think Harrach and Thomas Webb did do some similar 'fantasy' pieces.

There are dragons on some French piece (Gibb? was the enameller I think iirc from memory) but French would not be my first thought because the enamelling is different to those (I think they were flat gilded onto the glass?) and because of the airtrap design.

m
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Apsley Pellatt - what is this piece of glass shown
« Last post by flying free on September 25, 2016, 11:16:04 AM »
ah, - the picture cane - I was wondering if that was a Harrach feather plume (sometimes referred to as propellor) mark?
That is their mark.

m
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Apsley Pellatt - what is this piece of glass shown
« Last post by tropdevin on September 25, 2016, 11:08:28 AM »
***

Hi m.  I recall looking at this when it was first mentioned on GMB in ?2013.  I don't believe it is French: the canes may be broadly similar to some French ones, but do not match.  However, some of the canes are very like those shown by Peter von Brackel in 'Classic Paperweights from Silesia/Bohemia' pp 31 to 41 , attributed to an unknown glassworks, possibly Dr W E Fuss in  Magdeburg, in the late 1830s - early 1840s.  So I think it is a fragment of a Silesian item.

Alan
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Glass Paperweights / Apsley Pellatt - what is this piece of glass shown
« Last post by flying free on September 25, 2016, 10:39:02 AM »
Has anyone identified the piece of glass shown in my book (book dated 1849 - my copy reprinted 1968 by The Ceramic Book Company) on page 140 - Plate 6 Fig.2?
He says 'Specimen of modern French Mille-Fiori Glass, - formerly made by the ancients and ...'
Thanks
m
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Glass / Age of glass ??
« Last post by abc on September 25, 2016, 08:47:39 AM »
Hi can anyone give me an indication as to how old this glass might be . The acid etching in fairly poor and basic and there is a glass blob / lump inside the bowl
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Glass / Re: Uranium, frosted, moulded bowl / dish. ID help.
« Last post by mrs vulture on September 25, 2016, 08:09:45 AM »
Black Poppy has it as Schweig Muller, Miller guide has it as just Czechoslovakian, they say it was made it no less than 12 colours!!!!!   With black being the rarest. Think we can say for sure it's Czech even if the maker is a bit unsure.  I know some info in Millers is wrong occasionally. It's a nice bowl whoever made it.    Cheryl
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Glass / Re: Uranium, frosted, moulded bowl / dish. ID help.
« Last post by Scott13 on September 25, 2016, 08:00:37 AM »

Hi, many thanks for your replies - so a Schweig Muller ( possible) Czech ( probable) piece.

It did cross my mind that it might have originally come with a " centre piece " however as this bowl's centre is slightly raised do you think this would have been likely?

Anyway, I'll be using mine as yet another "bits and pieces" dish - can't seem to have too many of them !!  :)

Scott
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