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Glass / Re: Help With Strange Gilt Glass - Beykoz or something else???
« Last post by MatW on Yesterday at 09:51:29 AM »
That was a great link, Frank! It actually helped me identify another glass that I had shown here earlier. I had guessed it might be of Greek origin but in the catalogue such pieces are identified as Ottoman Beykoz ware and are called "spoon jar". I show it here again for reference...
Glass Paperweights / Re: When is a crown a crown?
« Last post by SophieB on Yesterday at 09:48:58 AM »
Hi Bob,

'What constitutes a crown?' Good question. I must admit I have never asked myself that but I agree with Alan's definition.

IMHO, I do not think that there needs to be a millefiori 'to crown the weight' so as to make it a crown: it can have a bubble, a lamp work (flowers are quite common) or nothing at all.

I have attached pictures of three crowns that show the various options that I mentioned above (although the crown by Eugenio Ferro is their take on the idea and may not be regarded as an example of a classic crown).

I'd be interested to see what people think.

Glass Paperweights / Re: Anybody know the maker of this weight?
« Last post by Nick77 on Yesterday at 09:39:25 AM »
I was going to say the same cannot quite make out the signature cane but looks like a J glass weight, then I saw the sticker on the bottom that says Jay #6 so that pretty much confirmed it ;)

Glass Paperweights / Re: When is a crown a crown?
« Last post by tropdevin on Yesterday at 09:36:20 AM »

Hi.  I don't think there is any categoric answer to your question. Different people might well have different opinions, and there is no single absolute authority on paperweight terms - just 'common usage', which can vary from country to country!

For me, the key points of a crown are that there is a broadly spherical structure made of parallel staves (which may remain straight or be made with some twist).  The millefiori cane on top is just a practical means of hiding the join - but can add to the overall attractiveness if chosen carefully.  The Murano paperweights that are ovoid, with a loose latticino spiral, would not count as crowns for me, for example.

I have attached images of two paperweights from my 'Murano project' pages, which - to me - are a crown, with a millefiori centre, and a spiral.  Others may not agree!

Glass / Re: Identification Benny Motzfeldt
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 08:26:35 AM »
We'll have to ask a moderator to do that. You can only edit your own posts for the first hour after posting.
Don't worry!
Glass Paperweights / When is a crown a crown?
« Last post by BobKegeles on Yesterday at 07:26:47 AM »
This is probably a dumb question.

Does a paperweight have to have a center millefiori center top, to be considered a "crown"?

Or can I (reasonably) call any latticino that has vertical straight or spiral zanfirico or reticelo canes that come together at the center top, even without the millefiori center, a crown?

When I check definitions, they generally include the murine in the center.
Glass / Re: Cast Art Glass Obelisks
« Last post by millarart on Yesterday at 06:41:41 AM »
hi I just found one of these in a charity shop yesterday , has anyone managed to find out anymore info on these pieces
Glass / Stromberg Vase ? with Engraved Antelope / Gazelle ?
« Last post by Novasonic on Yesterday at 06:27:08 AM »

I Recently found this light blue tinged vase.  It's 6 3/4" high and thick walled with thick rounded rim & an engraved abstract antelope or Gazelle on the front.  The base is polished, but no markings at all.

It looks like a Stromberg style but not sure - can anyone help ?

Appreciative thanks

Glass / Looking for ID on this large float? bowl
« Last post by Amanda Arico on Yesterday at 05:58:38 AM »
Hi I am looking for an ID on this gorgeous Blue glass float? bowl with Bird pattern 30.5cm across and 8cm high, I have searched and searched to no avail, the closest I have come to something similar is Verlys France, there are no markings to be found. Hoping someone can help. Cheers Mandy.
Glass / Frosted Glass Comport with Flowers and Vines, ID help needed please
« Last post by auliya on Yesterday at 05:00:11 AM »
I have recently acquired this green uranium frosted glass comport or footed bowl, but have had no success finding a maker or a date for ir. It stands 6 inches high and is 9 inches in diameter. The body of the piece is frosted glass, the floral decoration is raised and clear. Any help or suggestions about it would be much appreciated.

thanks in advance
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