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Offline Glasshound

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oval plaque with dancing figures on it?
« on: December 13, 2005, 05:27:21 PM »
I saw one of these on EBAY recently..anybody know who made it? it's 12 inches long, 8 inches wide and a 1/2 inch thick..thx...Blair


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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2005, 09:53:43 PM »
No idea, but what a delight!

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2005, 10:28:11 AM »
I've seen something like this before here  :?  I think if I remember correctly the maker is the one who also does that dark green glass.  Sorry to be so vague   :oops:  :roll:
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2005, 01:41:14 PM »
Were you thinking of Desna, Leni. And the dark green glass is, I think, "jade". We saw quite a lot of it in the flea markets in Vienna. I may be totally wrong here, so ignore me if I am  :shock:

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2005, 04:10:31 PM »
It reminds me of the style used by the Czech glassmakers Schlevogt and Hoffmann. Absolutely beautiful!

BTW, The dark green glass referred to earlier is, I believe, known as MALACHITE glass, and was used extensively by Schlevogt and Hoffmann.

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2005, 05:17:24 PM »
Actually I think that dark green glass is known by both the "jade" name as well as "malachite". In fact I've also seen it called "jadeite"!

Back in the 1800s Sowerby used the term malachite (in fact I think they introduced the term, but others may know better) to refer to their variegated glass whereby a colour (such as purple or blue) was swirled and mingled with white to achieve a marble-like effect. Sowerby's malachite can be found in such colours as purple, green, blue (also called Sorbini), turquoise, brown, grey and white.

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Re: oval plaque with dancing figures on it?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2023, 11:31:59 AM »
Saw this in a shop last year. It’s probably the subject of this topic so adding the picture. Thought it looked quite impressive.
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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2023, 07:08:58 PM »
Thank you for adding the photos, that's a lovely item.
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« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2023, 08:52:22 PM »
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Re: oval plaque with dancing figures on it?
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2023, 08:47:34 PM »
I think the figures on the plaque are from The Bacchantes or The Bacchae, an Ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides.
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