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Post by bistoboy on August 19th 2012, 9:34 pm

i have no ideas on this



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Post by NaomiM on August 19th 2012, 11:42 pm

Possibly Prachen - http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/bohemian_glass/prachenglass_home.htm
http://anseta.com/products/1468-9401/prachen-glassworks.php
But the base is saying 'Chinese knock off' to me.

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Post by JoFish on August 20th 2012, 1:34 pm

Is the base matt or polished?

If it is a 'knock off' it would likely be a 'copy' of presumably a well known and succesful design (otherwise why bother). It has little in commom with the Prachen designs which are mould blown and have prunts with an impressed pattern.

Prunts have been used for decoration for thousands of years, at least as far back as the Romans.

A rather nice bowl to my eye but I have no idea when or where it would have been made.

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Post by rocco on August 20th 2012, 5:07 pm

Definately not Prachen.

We had similar pieces on the glassmessageboard, and Gordiola / Spain was mentioned as a maker if I remember correctly (but there are many other possibilities I guess)

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Post by bistoboy on August 20th 2012, 6:06 pm

a few more pics.

the base is smooth polished and not the rough type you find on a lot of Chinese stuff. The prunts are simple blobs of blue glass and not impressed or moulded with anything like the raspberry shapes you sometimes see. Also the top rim has a slightly wobbly edge, not cut smooth.









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Post by NaomiM on August 20th 2012, 8:23 pm

the base is smooth polished

Call me pedantic, but, while it might be smooth, it's matt so it's not 'polished'.

Might be Polish, like those 'finger' vases. Are the prunts glued on?


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Post by bistoboy on August 20th 2012, 8:29 pm

I would say it 's not matt as in not almost opaque. The camera flash is making it look more matt than it really is, but it's not as clear as the glass on the sides that's for sure.
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Post by NaomiM on August 20th 2012, 8:32 pm

Um, 'matt' as in 'unpolished'. I don't think matt means 'opaque'.

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Post by bistoboy on August 20th 2012, 9:05 pm

no need to be sarcy
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Post by bistoboy on August 20th 2012, 9:07 pm

the only glass i could find with similar prunts (ie. simple blogs) is by Wayne Husted for Blenko
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Post by NaomiM on September 1st 2012, 1:00 am

I've been coming across a few Blenko pieces with prunts - designed by Wayne Husted and produced in 1959.
None yet with this shape and colour of vase and it should be signed, but here's a catalogue page with a couple of examples:

http://www.blenkoarchive.org/Blenko_Catalogs/1959_13.jpg

More of the catalogue here: http://www.blenkoarchive.org/blenko_catalog_1959.htm

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Post by bistoboy on September 1st 2012, 7:11 am

Many thanks for the links
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