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Glass / Re: Blue iridescent swirl perfume bottle
« Last post by Ben.unwin on June 21, 2016, 06:40:39 PM »
Thanks Keith, I've done a bit of research since and is most likely by them :)
Scandinavian Glass / Re: Kosta Boda - Bertil Vallien help
« Last post by Ben.unwin on June 21, 2016, 06:39:17 PM »
Not a bad buy from a carboot sale!
Thanks for the translation, it did occur to me that it might be in a different language but still couldn't read it.
I've since found several that are similar in shape but none in the particular design.
Good idea with the pattern number, do we know when Bertil Vallien joined Kosta Boda?
In contrast to your Goth suggestion, I'm imagining it with a cloud of gypsophola popping out of the top, next to a wedding cake all laid out on a white brocade cloth, with ribbons and other white, frilly table decor.
(Sometimes, strange images turn up in my head, uninvited.  ;D)
Glass / Re: Is this a Whitefriars vase?
« Last post by Marc1976 on June 21, 2016, 04:57:37 PM »
There is mould marks on the bases of the coffins and nailheads, not concave pontils as was stated in the original question. If the rim is cold finished the base will not have a concave punty mark.
Glass / Re: Photographing clear and translucent glass on a light table
« Last post by Paul S. on June 21, 2016, 03:54:51 PM »
thanks David - will give that a go. :)
Glass / Scandinavian Glass Vase?
« Last post by Vintagevaults46 on June 21, 2016, 03:24:50 PM »

I'm hoping someone can help me identify this green glass vase. I was thinking maybe it's Scandinavian. It measures 8 inches high and 6 inches wide at the widest point. There's no marking to the base.

Many thanks,

Thanks for the info Sue ;)
I'll keep it awhile and find the best spot for it without going all Goth (or what ever it is these days) ;D
Glass / Re: Photographing clear and translucent glass on a light table
« Last post by David E on June 21, 2016, 02:23:17 PM »
You need to alter the white balance of the camera to adjust for the different types of light. Trouble is, if you're using two different light sources, like tungsten and fluorescent then you'll get two different colours in the image, which is very difficult/impossible to remove.

Another trick for clear glass. If you place two pieces of black card (hey, a book will do!) quite close to the sides of the object, then this refracts the dark light to show up what can otherwise be very pale edges against a white background. Quite useful when the glass is plain and not cut.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Pickle Jars
« Last post by Paul S. on June 21, 2016, 01:35:51 PM »
both lozenges on this pickle are difficult to photograph - one is at the bottom of the inside of the body, and the other is inside the topmost part of the stopper, and since my talents don't extend to the one in the body, it had to be a picture of the inside of the stopper.
Guess you could shoot the stopper lozenge from outside, but then you'd get a mirror image, and since the lozenge is in relief on the inside - it works best using a lens/loupe to bump up the size.

The end result is enhanced vastly by Dirk's set-up, with the light diffused by the opal acrylic, and as one or two folk have said you can then adjust the appearance further with Picasa and Irfanview.

If you do buy some 3mm acrylic don't buy too big a piece  -  the wider it is the more difficult to bend - am sure that 24 - 28 inches (60 - 70 cms.) is adequate - BUT you will need a heat gun.
Scandinavian Glass / Re: Kosta Boda - Bertil Vallien help
« Last post by glassobsessed on June 21, 2016, 01:29:59 PM »
Me neither but a quick google throws up a few pieces signed Boda Atelje. 67 may not refer to a date, it could be a pattern number.

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