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Glass / Re: Flashed and engraved 60's blue vase
« Last post by brucebanner on April 15, 2015, 06:38:38 PM »
This looks fairly new to me, i have a set of champagne glasses similar to this i'm going to use for my daughters  18th this year (just in case they get broken), the base wear is not reliable in dating anything on it's own, here is one of the kids favourite glasses about 8 years old and the champagne with a similar cut and colour.

Regards Chris.
Glass / Re: Flashed and engraved 60's blue vase
« Last post by Paul S. on April 15, 2015, 06:31:17 PM »
from the few examples of W/F's I've had, I can't see this one as remotely being Sapphire blue  -  which is very much a sort of transparent light/pale blue, and certainly lacks the slight surface appearance of iridescence - as can be seen on your vase, Scott.
This one has an almost dark appearance compared to Sapphire.

There are plenty of examples of sapphire in Leslie Jackson's book 'Whitefriars Glass'.
Glass / Pink Glass Pitcher Made in France
« Last post by MaltaMke610 on April 15, 2015, 05:11:39 PM »
I decided to gamble this morning and bought more glass than I have in a long time. this pink glass pitcher is marked MADE IN FRANCE. It reminded me of some pitchers I used to see in antique shows in the USA. Anyway, if anyone has information for me I would appreciate it.
Glass / Re: Flashed and engraved 60's blue vase
« Last post by Scott13 on April 15, 2015, 04:54:05 PM »
Hi---could this flash vase, conceivably be, an engraved Geoffrey Baxter piece?
The colour and age are right. I've come to the conclusion that it's colour is probably Whitefriars Sapphire Blue.
Introduced in 1949. It's the best match I could find.
It also has features in common with a GB fish engraved vase shown in Miller's , Glass of the 50's & 60's, A Collector's Guide, by Nigel Benson. ( page 42 )
The mouths (if I can call them that) of the seed pods ( my vase) look exactly the same as the mouths of the fish ( G B's vase)
I'm pretty sure the leaves and petals ( of the larger flower) of my vase ,have also been fashioned by
" a single unpolished sweep of the wheel " as described by Nigel Benson in his book.
The " sparse, fine, wheel-engraved lines " mentioned by Nigel Benson are common to both vases.
Any thoughts?
Here I met a Jiří Brabec and Jaroslav Svoboda, for his passion for the drops.
Those of Brabec are denser, controlled, geometric. The most liquid, scattered, random Svoboda.
Both pay tribute to the raw material, the glass flux.
In their designs displayed as finishing what was at first: curl curl, bite the tail.
Subjugated by the soft forms of a plastic universe, dream like Dali in Time: soft, continuous and present.

Aquí  he reunido a Jiří Brabec y Jaroslav Svoboda,por su pasión por las gotas.
Las de Brabec son más densas, controladas, geométricas. Las de Svoboda más líquidas, dispersas, azarosas.
Ambos rinden homenaje a la materia prima, al cristal fundente.
En sus diseños muestran como acabado lo que fue en un principio: rizan el rizo, muerden la cola.
Subyugados por las formas blandas de un universo plástico, sueñan como Dalí, en un Tiempo: blando, continuo y presente.

Glass Paperweights / Old English ID help.
« Last post by marc on April 15, 2015, 03:41:12 PM »
Hi all,

I have seen this weight in a local dealer, I think is an old English,  but I don't know the maker. Could it be Richardson, 1910's ??   
10.5 cm diameter, 5 cm High.

Glass / ID help with green glass vase, possibly Czech
« Last post by Charlotte Breeze on April 15, 2015, 03:11:41 PM »
Hi can anyone help me identify this green glass vase. I thought it was probably Czech but I haven't been able to find another in this shape.

I will be very grateful for your thoughts and comments.

Glass Paperweights / Re: A new find
« Last post by Tony G on April 15, 2015, 03:08:46 PM »
Hi Trevor,
                thanks for that. He makes some really inventive items now but he did make some quite classical paperweights a few years ago it seems.


Glass / ID help - grey vase
« Last post by Charlotte Breeze on April 15, 2015, 03:07:13 PM »
Hi can anyone help me identify this unusual grey vase? It has a slight purple tint to it when held up to the light. It has a seam which you probably can't see from the photos.
My first thought was Dartington but I don't really have a clue.
Any help much appreciated, thanks.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Strathearn ? Sculpture
« Last post by chopin-liszt on April 15, 2015, 01:53:57 PM »
You need to bookmark Scotland's Glass and search it ocassionally.  :)

Although the exact same image is not depicted, it looks right.
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