Does Anyone Recognize This Smokey Colored Glass Bowl w Tubing Around Base?

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Does Anyone Recognize This Smokey Colored Glass Bowl w Tubing Around Base?

Post by mjron on August 19th 2014, 10:54 pm

Hi,

I have no clue about this piece.  It is a fairly large smokey amber/gray glass centrepiece bowl with a footed base.  There is off-white "tubing" wrapped around the base.  The underside has an acid finished pontil mark, so I don't know if this may be a more recent piece.  Any ideas?

Ron



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Post by JoFish on August 20th 2014, 4:43 pm

Reminds me of a couple of beatifully made bowls I have here, by Neil Wilkin.

Some examples here (my two at end): http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,37646.0.html

Follow the links in the thread for more of his work.

John
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Post by mjron on August 20th 2014, 9:03 pm

Hi John,

Yes, it is similar. Does the pontil mark look right to you? I'll try to find more examples of Wilkin's work and see if I might find this color.

Thanks for the help!

Ron
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Post by JoFish on August 20th 2014, 10:26 pm

The white bowl has a snapped pontil mark, much like yours but left alone. Has the mark on yours been ground down - perhaps to allow the bowl to sit flat?
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Post by mjron on August 20th 2014, 10:34 pm

No, it just has a whitish grainy texture to it - I always thought that a texture like that was caused by acid being used to finish off a mark.  Is that right?

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Post by JoFish on August 20th 2014, 10:49 pm

Never heard of using acid on a pontil mark, if they wanted to smooth off any sharp edges I would expect it to have been ground. Much simpler than faffing around with corrosive chemicals.
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Post by mjron on August 20th 2014, 10:54 pm

Someone told me this a number of years ago and I just accepted it without question as the person was quite knowledgeable. Perhaps I just misunderstood, wouldn't be the first time LOL.

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Post by JoFish on August 20th 2014, 10:59 pm

Grinding can leave it with a grainy texture and looking whitish, if left unpolished.

There are plenty of acid etched makers marks, just cant think of any examples where pontil marks have been treated like that.
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