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Glass Trinket Sets / Re: Davidson 6283 or 8283.....?
« Last post by Anne on December 22, 2014, 07:06:20 PM »
Thanks Eugénie I shall, I'm hoping to be able to get back to updating the GTS website very soon! :)
Just adding in my ebay listing incase any of you are interested. Thanks! Helen
Glass / Hoffman 601 Trinket Box
« Last post by Ohio on December 22, 2014, 05:40:46 PM »
Went to a local sale a month ago where the elderly lady was moving into an assisted living facility & her daughter was selling her mother’s glass & china as there was little need for it anymore. Anyway it turned out her mother & father traveled abroad in the 60s for 7-8 years & always bought Lalique to bring home so there was 50+ pieces of Lalique all signed & priced semi-realistically. I don’t buy Lalique primarily due to cost, but she mentioned there was some other glass that was not signed in the other room. Turned out most was Inwald, decent stuff & this vanity box which she informed me that must have a brass mounting as it was all green before she cleaned it with brasso & a toothbrush just a couple of days before the sale although some small traces of the tarnish can still be found on the metal grooves. Anyway the box triggered a memory of Hoffman’s work so I ended up buying it.

I’ve spent some time looking through all the Desna catalogs I have as whenever they brought out a new catalog I downloaded it plus reproduction info available from Pressglas-Korrespondenz plus repro info from the revised Czech reference by Jones-North, Leach, Forsythe & France which is fairly current & I have been unable to find any information that this particular piece (Hoffman #601) has been reproduced.

One key was found in the Revised Czech reference dealing with vanity items & reproductions was that original Hoffman pieces that had ormolu & jeweled treatment  should have “Austria” in tiny block lettering found on the ormolu which I found on this piece. As for the “butterfly” marking it seems not all Hoffman carried this marking. On this piece even if it had the butterfly, the marking may be covered by the ormolu so thats a dead end.   

Am posting this to see if anyone has seen any info on this #601 Hoffman box other than what I’ve found.
Glass / Re: Tall Vase w/ Seedy Purple "Half-Post" Casing
« Last post by chopin-liszt on December 22, 2014, 05:26:57 PM »
 :) It was wonderful watching Derek at the Conference. I noticed that when he was holding an iron, even without a blob of glass on it, he was gently moving it around and around, it appeared to be instinctive.
Iron in hand, keep it moving. 8)
Hello, I have a beautiful green Globe/Saturn lamp by George Davidson that I wish to sell. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or damage and comes complete with the chrome band although the flex was changed a long time ago. It is in full working order and a flex more in keeping with the style could easily be fitted. The black base is glass and the domes are satin/frosted inside and smooth outside. There are some air bubble in the glass which I have photographed. One is in the top dome, the other is very tiny is on the glass rim and is completely concealed by the chrome band, so only visible when the lamp is dismantled.

I believe it is the larger style at 290 mm tall and 270 mm wide and that this particular example is rather rare - I have yet to see another. Here is a link to a scanned Davidson catalogue page featuring the lamp at

It was originally purchased by my Great Grandfather for my Great Grandmother who loved green. It was then passed down to my Grandmother, Mum and then me. Although I love many of the green items I received, the lamp just doesn't fit in at our current home and I have a particularly mischievous cat who has broken a number of my treasures so I've made the tough decision to sell this piece on.

If you would like to see more detailed photos, please ask and I can email them to you.

Please contact me if you are interested and would like to make a serious offer. It may also be possible to view the lamp in person prior to purchase if you are located near Teesside or Hertfordshire (I travel between the two frequently) - so please ask.

Thanks. Helen.

Glass Trinket Sets / Re: Davidson 6283 or 8283.....?
« Last post by Eugénie on December 22, 2014, 03:28:43 PM »
Well done, Anne!! Thanks for searching!  So, now I know too... that I have to look foor a blue satin one .  By the way, feel free to use the photos for your GTS.
Glass / Re: Help with maker please
« Last post by Paul S. on December 22, 2014, 12:51:37 PM »
in that case probably not worth looking further into Sowerby, since it has that 1930's appearance.

this style of arched foot remindes a little of the base of a Hermanova (Czech.) vase on Pamela's presglass-pavillon - so possibly from that part of the world.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Caithness neodymium/alexandrite cut vase.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on December 22, 2014, 12:38:35 PM »
I have seen the Elegance things in charity shops, but never without damage. And they're the sort of thing in which any damage sticks out like a sore thumb. :(
But I'll keep on looking.  :)
British & Irish Glass / Re: Mystery Studio Glass Signature
« Last post by goyjus on December 22, 2014, 12:25:08 PM »
Thanks for these Greg. I've actually got another piece by Anthony Stern - but it's somewhat more legibly signed!!
Glass / Re: Help with maker please
« Last post by Greg. on December 22, 2014, 12:21:17 PM »
Managed to dig out a photo of my example for reference and also a picture of the slightly unusual foot/support.

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