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Glass / Re: Ruffled bowl with trailed uranium green for consideration
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 02:35:16 PM »
this type of decoration and colour combination - plain green trailing producing a single spiral, plus the crimped rim  - does have a precedent.        Mervyn Gulliver includes a couple of pieces that appear to have similar features, and for which he gives dates in the last 20 years of the C19, although he doesn't venture to suggest a maker.                             Have no idea as to the cause of the orange effect.

My own opinion is to say not Stuart, but in truth I'm really not sure, although in any event I think it highly unlikely that a maker would ever be found, and dating is equally difficult.

Ref. 'Victorian Decorative Glass British Designs, 1850 - 1914'  -  Mervyn Gulliver  -  2002.   pp. 194 & 200. 
« Last post by vidrioguapo on Yesterday at 02:04:20 PM »
Almost sure I've seen them described as Czech?
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: black and white paperweight perhaps?
« Last post by glassobsessed on Yesterday at 01:50:13 PM »
It looks like quality work but I am clueless. How tall is it?


Glass / Re: Tall Vase w/ Seedy Purple "Half-Post" Casing
« Last post by glassobsessed on Yesterday at 01:47:56 PM »
I would put the Ikea suggestion on the back burner for now, for the simple reason that Ikea vases tend to turn up in large numbers and this appears to be the first we have seen (it is not in there current catalogue either).

Glass / Re: Another beautiful unknown vase?
« Last post by Ohio on Yesterday at 01:46:15 PM »
With the bi-coloration, the heavy (as in dull, dull, dull) satin treatment & the exaggerated thorn handles I venture early 50s through the early 60s Murano imported into the U.S. by the ton because U.S. collectors were infactuated by the Ruth Webb Lee books on art glass. If you talk with any experienced U.S. art glass dealer they will tell you that over 50% of the Mother Of Pearl/Air Trap seen in the U.S. today is Murano despite the common practice of attributing the stuff to Mt. Washington especially since Phoenix Art Glass (Monaca PA) in all probability outproduced MT.Washington regarding MOP/AT production. Due to collectors becomming educated of 50s Murano imports, MOP/AT prices are 1/2 of what they were just 15 years ago with one notable exception...rainbow no matter who/whom the manufacturer remain strong. 
Glass / Monart or Czech??
« Last post by orangeglass on Yesterday at 01:41:18 PM »
Hi all,

I have this vase which I thought was Monart but now am having second thoughts so all comments are appreciated!

It fits with the OE shape and size VII, the base (diameter 3.75") has a large button pontil scar almost 1.5" in diameter which has been ground , almost flat to the base at one side. There is an outer rim (0.75" wide) which has also been ground.

The colours could be Monart but are also typical of the Czech ones which are confused with Monart - green base to blue at the top with gold aventurine, some black specks and bubbles in the glass. Clear cased but the glass isn't very thick which some of the Czech stuff can be, it is about the same as my other Monart of similar size. No uranium content.

Many thanks,
British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart or not ?
« Last post by orangeglass on Yesterday at 01:27:58 PM »
Thanks all - I have another piece I am now dubious about  ;D
Will post in the ID section - could it be Czech ?? Any comments appreciated  :D

Glass / Re: Lets play whats the Studio!
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 01:26:51 PM »
Reminds me of Stevens & Williams ' Verre de Soie' late 20th century but I've only seen a few pictures, none 'in the flesh'  ;D
Glass / Re: Possible controlled bubble glass bowl?
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 01:21:19 PM »
Looks very similar to me, ;D ;D ;D
British & Irish Glass / Chance finds...
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 01:09:44 PM »
Two 4 inch hanky vases, one Carre (Escher) and a Duet to add to the ever growing collection ;D
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