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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => Murano & Italy Glass => Topic started by: scavo on September 17, 2011, 03:22:12 PM

Title: Neodymium glass ID please - ID = Stelvia
Post by: scavo on September 17, 2011, 03:22:12 PM
Greenish-blue/lilac neodymium/alexandrite glass vase, changes colour depending on light.

Czech?
Maker?
1960s?

As usual. Any comments are useful. Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: scavo on September 17, 2011, 06:03:14 PM
sorry, forgot to add:

12 inches high.

1.85 Kg

Photos show change of colour under different lights.
Base (pressed pattern as body).
fluted lip.
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: scavo on September 22, 2011, 07:55:11 PM
think this one is going to fall off the end of the world. Opps, sorry, bump!
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: Frank on September 24, 2011, 12:10:21 AM
You asked about the rim finish elsewhere but possibly best answered here. This piece is blown into a mould and possibly had handfinishing after including heating the rim and possibly even shaping it there, so the lip has been 'spread' slightly as part of the shaping process and is not a safety lip/rim.
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: scavo on September 24, 2011, 08:21:48 AM
Cheers Frank,
I am assuming that the pattern all over the vase was in the mould.
And then, whilst still hot or reheated to further model the neck?
Then, heated to form the 'bead' around the lip.

As you are the man for Czech glass I am now thinking this is not Czech?
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: Ivo on September 24, 2011, 12:19:39 PM
It looks quite Belgian to me.
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: Frank on September 24, 2011, 12:45:53 PM
I am mostly Scottish and glass technology... not much good on Czech really!
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: scavo on September 24, 2011, 03:33:26 PM
Belgian? off to investigate ...
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: scavo on February 19, 2012, 01:25:16 PM
I'm still struggling with IDing this one. There are similarities to Alesterfors textured vases in that the textures pattern continues on the base rather than being plain.
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: Tigerchips on February 19, 2012, 02:55:21 PM
I have seen an amber brandy glass with the same kind of pattern as this with a "Lavorazione A Mano Fabbricato in Toscana, Italia" label. I believe it is a Stelvia label but as always not 100% on that.

I have seen neodymium glass by Stelvia so maybe worth a look in that direction.
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: scavo on February 19, 2012, 02:59:12 PM
Thanks, Tigerchips.

It would not surprise me as much of the glass I find locally is Empoli. Off to google your tip.
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: Tigerchips on February 19, 2012, 03:03:45 PM
There it is.... http://www.flickr.com/photos/jollypollypickins/4050456488/
Title: Re: Neodymium glass ID please
Post by: scavo on February 19, 2012, 03:06:46 PM
I went straight for the Neodymium by Stelvia.

But yes, that is a match on the pattern. Thank you for your help.