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Glass Paperweights / Re: Vibrant Heart Shaped PW
« Last post by brewster on October 07, 2015, 06:29:02 AM »
Glass Eye Studio (USA) from the Hearts of Fire range, according to the OP's ebay posting. That identification appears correct, judging from the Studio's web pages - particularly this one (in red rather than the OP's in blue):

Glass / Re: Murano I believe, But know the maker ?
« Last post by antiquerose123 on October 07, 2015, 06:24:31 AM »

Any confirmations on this piece as to maker??  Sure it is Murano. 

Thanks for any additional info // Help

Glass / Re: Ummm......Murano or What? Red Crown Label
« Last post by antiquerose123 on October 07, 2015, 06:20:10 AM »

~ Any thoughts on this?  I know there has been other posts about this label, but I can not find the other ones (except mine).


Glass / Fratelli Toso ?? Large Vase
« Last post by antiquerose123 on October 07, 2015, 06:11:39 AM »
Hi there:

Just got this and I am pretty sure ( 99% ) this is a Fratelli Toso Vase -- BUT since it is unmarked, I will post it here and then later it can be moved to Murano Glass.

The bottom has very good wear and a polished pontil. Stripes with Aventurine ( or "copper inclusions ) in it. Very soft colors. Kinda hard to get a good picture.  It has a tint of blue in the bottom, then goes to white, then to a soft, soft pink at the very top of the vase. All the while, it has mottled stripes of white and Aventurine in it. 

Size is:

~ 10 inches tall                   
~ 4.25 inches wide
~ 8.25 inches long

No label on it --- but Positive this is Fratelli Toso.  WHAT are your opinions on this.

** Something to compare with RIGHT HERE, CLICK

~ Thanks for looking  - Any additional info welcome!!
Glass / Re: Archimedes seguso? Blue/green cornucopia or seashell
« Last post by antiquerose123 on October 07, 2015, 05:38:37 AM »
I would think it is Murano too....My opinion. 

~ Does Svazzo ever pop-in anymore ??
This was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 , 06/10/15  and talks about Blaschka lampworked sea anemones c1866 . The glass bit starts at 18 minutes into the program.....

Cheers, Mike
I have recently had an alternate theory on this subject shared with me, but the individual who researched it does not have access to some documents at the Rakow which may provide the final pieces to confirm it.  In the near future, I am going to request some documents from the Rakow on an inter-library lend for microfiche relating to my Welz research, and I am going to include the documents needed by the individual doing the work.

If there is validity to the theory, which at this point seems reasonably plausible, the information will be posted in this forum.  So this may actually not be completely solved yet....
Glass / Holmegaard
« Last post by LouisXIV on October 06, 2015, 02:59:25 PM »
Hello all!

The blue one is a gulvase, but does anybody knows something about the orange one? I bought them together, but that doesn't say anything off course. ;)

She's 18 cm high and 12,7 on top. The bottom is 6 cm.

Weight: 718 grams. 

Thanks in advance!
Yeah, here's a glass vase from Czechoslovakia...

Anyone recognise it? Welz crossed my mind but shape isn't really their style.

Found this too....
One of the best displays of Vienna glass ever seen
is now on display at Ferdinand Bing & Co.'s. The
coloring and shapes are quite out of the ordinary, and
appeal at once to the discriminating buyer. Visiting
buyers when inspecting this line should also take oc-
casion to see their line of marbles from Italy. There
are many beautiful pieces in what is possibly the largest
exhibit they have ever had.
Glass Paperweights / Re: STK Paperweight Bowl
« Last post by daveweight on October 06, 2015, 10:18:25 AM »
Canes being put into a paperweight the wrong way round - or inverted - are nothing new. Take a look a my Bacarrat from 1848 - a drop too much wine with lunch perhaps ?
I did a long text in  my previous reply, edited it but forgot to alter the date so just to clarify matters; the De Cora Import Company were the main importers of Whitefriars to the USA and a lot of people thought when Whitefriars closed they had the StK weights made as a replacement but this is not so. John Deacons told my they actually approached him late 1979 or early 1980 before Whitefriars closed.
I have seen quite a few weights incorrectly advertised in Ebay as someone had put them in the wrong box, for example a Murano in a Perthshire box made the seller think they had a valuable weight so this can be misleading.
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