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USA / Re: Anybody Know More About Bob Biniarz?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on January 16, 2018, 03:25:54 PM »
I've got a copy of "American Studio Glass 1969-1990" by Martha Drexler Lynne, (2004) but there is no mention of this name in the index.
However, the index is completely lousy, I haven't finished rewriting it yet, I got fed up.
I found the book to be more of an academic treatise than one of genuine information.

Do you know where he worked or who with?
Can you give me anything I could look up?  Something near or related might help me a bit. :)
Glass / 1960s 1970s retro beer goblets
« Last post by Cellolady on January 16, 2018, 01:54:14 PM »
I found these a few years ago at an antique store in Indiana--they were fun and I bought them just because I liked them. I cannot find anything like them online (and my husband's opinion is that it is because they are ugly and no one else wants them). I am not wanting to sell them, I am just curious about what they might be.  Many thanks for any help given.
France / Sabino advertising plaque
« Last post by chilternhills on January 16, 2018, 12:34:38 PM »
I bought this plaque for the museum. It is in clear glass, with beveled edges, 20.3 x 12.1 cm. The lettering is frosted on the back. I am not sure if it is acid etched or sandblasted, but the lettering is slightly lower than the surface glass. Is this an original 1930s one or were they reproduced later? Thanks for advice.

By the way, I bought a rather nifty LED light box, A4 in size and just 5 mm thick to display the plaque. Not yet tried it out, but I hope it looks good.

China & Taiwan / Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ?
« Last post by PaulFitz on January 16, 2018, 11:24:39 AM »
Added photo showing it with light.
Glass / Re: Unknown Nouveau Alexandrite color changing vase
« Last post by Lustrousstone on January 16, 2018, 07:06:34 AM »
I think the outer layer is uranium glass. Test it under a UV light and it should glow a very bright green. I think it's mould blown, including the base.
Glass / Re: Pressed Glass Panes
« Last post by cagney on January 16, 2018, 03:26:05 AM »
It is copyrighted c.1983. According to board policy, I guess should be taken down. Not sure how I would do that.
Under U. S. copyright law there are provision for " fair use " i.e.  scholarship,education etc. My bad.
China & Taiwan / Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ? ID = Chinese
« Last post by PaulFitz on January 16, 2018, 03:04:01 AM »
Hi,help needed on identifying this vase please which is cased in clear glass and has stylised flowers or leaves and aventurine.
The internal glass is dark purple and has a polished base.It measures 23 cms tall by 20 cms across by 10 cms deep and weighs 2.8 kgs.The thickness of the glass at the neck is 1cm.
Hopefully someone can help me on this.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Greener pressed uranium basket
« Last post by Anne on January 16, 2018, 12:11:36 AM »
Mike, my pamphlet came as a freebie with the Davidson book I bought, by way of an apology from the PGCC due to the inordinately long delay in posting out my order. It has come in handy a few times for checking things though! :)

There are a few Edward Moore patterns shown on this page under Supplement to the Pottery Gazette - December 1st 1888: along with two catalogues of Sowerby designs (dated 1880 and 1882). Useful to bookmark if you've not already found them.   8)

Paul, absolutely! And immensely grateful to you for going back to the National Archives and looking them up for us and posting images of the designs.  :-*
USA / Re: Anybody Know More About Bob Biniarz?
« Last post by lyndvo on January 15, 2018, 10:16:45 PM »
Did you ever find more information on Biniarz? I have a piece that has his name on a piece of tape on the bottom and I know nothing about him, but it seems this piece might be one he did early on. I would love any info that you might be able to share with me. I am attaching a photo of my piece.
Glass / Re: Unknown Nouveau Alexandrite color changing vase
« Last post by Paul S. on January 15, 2018, 09:59:49 PM »
I did wonder, if rather than being light reactive, this one was heat reactive - along the lines of the Davidson Pearline process, and it had been re-struck in some way.           Also wondered if the green reacted at all to the u.v. torch.
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