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China & Taiwan / Re: Heavy cased oval vase reminiscent of Edward Hald
« Last post by chilternhills on October 19, 2016, 12:02:48 PM »
Thanks Anne. Chinese it may be but I think it has design quality and is well made. I think others will appreciate it too. I didn't pay much for it and intend to move it on.
Glass / Re: Please help me identify this vase !
« Last post by nikt1973 on October 19, 2016, 08:13:36 AM »
I have taken some photo's late last night. Apologies as the light was not great. I should be able to get some better photo's at the w/e. I have not seen any markings at all but will have a closer inspection at the w/e.
Glass / Re: Please help me identify this vase !
« Last post by Paul S. on October 19, 2016, 07:54:37 AM »
I've looked through some of the books with reference to 50s/60s cut glass, but wasn't aware of seeing this pattern.            This style of covering the surface entirely was a fashion in the 60s, and which possibly came originally from Scandinavia, so the suggestion of circa mid C20 is likely to be correct for date, irrespective of origin or value.                Assume you've looked under the base for a backstamp  -  a smallish acid created mark or name to indicate the maker - sometimes they can be very difficult to see.               
If nothing is forthcoming in the way of attribution, and the suggested value is still thought to be reliable, then put the pair into a quality auction - with a reserve - and see what happens.
Hi I have been on iowstudio glass collections and seen this is an aurene decor and in gold (unless it's multi as there's different colours of blue etc?) I have owned Aurene items before and believe it's the same decor, though the foot/stem is a different coloured vivid clear blue colour to the darker blue in the bowl/cup.
There are goblets similar(ish to me anyway) in style to this piece on that website and it says they were believed to all be made by Micheal Harris and date from mid 1970's.
There's plenty of age related wear to the base of this piece and no makers marks or labels. . The pale gold colours within the decoration are Iridescent.
I'm not sure if it's a large goblet or a footed pedestal bowl as it stands 6" tall and is 5" wide diagonally across the upper lip.
Could anyone tell me if this is gold or mixed colour variation please? Is it a goblet or a footed bowl please and is there any way to tell who the maker at Isle of Wight was please?
Many thanks
Malta Glass / Re: Apparently Mdina, Azurene-like, heavy vase
« Last post by Lustrousstone on October 19, 2016, 06:46:04 AM »
Perhaps the initials are the date 04 or 06
China & Taiwan / Re: Heavy cased oval vase reminiscent of Edward Hald
« Last post by Anne on October 19, 2016, 04:26:49 AM »
Relatively modern Chinese, Anton.

Zibo Zhaohai Light Industrial Products Ltd - their website has gone but there is an image of the same piece on the web archive copy of their website...

I recall we talked about these vases over a decade ago here:,4506.0.html (images gone though).
Glass / Re: What kind of vase is this?
« Last post by Anne on October 19, 2016, 02:54:31 AM »
Hello and welcome to the board. :)

It reminds me very much of Essie Zareh's work - most of them are signed (but not all). It's worth a look though his website for a match though:
Malta Glass / Apparently Mdina, Azurene-like, heavy vase
« Last post by chilternhills on October 18, 2016, 11:30:47 PM »
I recently acquired this heavy vase with a finish similar to silver foil of IOW Azurene. The glass is deep blue, 16 cm high and 10 cm maximum diameter. It has what appears to be 'Mdina' (more like 'Mdino') and possibly initials of the maker marked on the base. I have never seen this finish in a Mdina piece, but it could have been an attempt to emulate Isle of Wight Studio Glass 'Azurene' in the late 1970s. My initial thought was that the initials were 'eb' for Ettore Boffo, but that is unlikely since Ettore died in 1971, if I recall correctly.

Has any Mdina collector seen anything similar to this vase? Thanks.

I recently acquired this heavy cased vase, with green stripes and purple shapes suggesting flower petals. It is 12.3 cm high and 12 cm maximum diameter. The base is ground completely flat and has no marks or signatures. It sort of reminds me of work by Edward Hald in its shape and heavy casing. Any ideas who made this? I really like it.
Glass / Cased Apple Green Art Glass Bottle ID Help
« Last post by mitko07 on October 18, 2016, 10:07:41 PM »
Hello Everybody!
I usually have at least an idea of what a glass could be when I see it , but I really have trouble with this bottle.
Made of cased cobalt blue and yellow glass which makes it green as a result.
The color is light apple green becomes darker towards the bottom. It has finely cut and polished mouth.
I have never seen something similar so I welcome all opinions! The size is 17cm high x 7cm wide.
What else can I say- it is just very nice!
Thanks in advance!
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