Gracay2004

France

Collector of glass.

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Today's Pottery Finds - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
My MCM Art Glass Part 2 - Art Glassin Art Glass
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  1. Thank you shareurpassion and virginia, now the hard work begins.
  2. I think this set probably dates from the 1960's and was made in Taiwan or China not Japan. There are a lot of very similar sets out there, just google chinese chess set or something similar. Having s...
  3. I agree 100% TA but with very large pieces like this we can't buy too many on impulse.
  4. No problem, happy hunting!
  5. Hi Bigsarge, my local antiques dealer has dozens of salt and pepper shakers, do you collect any in particular that you want me to look out for? Regards William.
  6. Probably a little later maybe 1850 but very French in style. Word of warning though, these things are nearly impossible to sell at the moment. Tried to get rid of one last year, literally couldn't giv...
  7. Looks OK painted, looks fantastic in original condition, I know which I would go for!
  8. There is probably a good market now in Russia for old soviet era style products, for some reason they look back on the period with nostalgia. There has been an explosion in Vodka producers in Russia s...
  9. Here are a couple of very similar items I found on ebay, I think yours is from the same company. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RUSSIAN-USSR-Hip-FLASK-Stainless-SOVIET-RED-STAR-LENIN-VODKA-WHISKEY-BRAND...
  10. It certainly is "Russian" or more accurately "Soviet" in style but why would "stainless steel 8oz" be marked in English if it was produced in the USSR. They do not use the same alphabet so couldn't po...
  11. Weirdpuckett is quite correct "étagères" are shelves and are open, "vitrines" are cabinets with glass panels for display purposes. I fear you may have cleaned off a lot of the "patina" which was proba...
  12. I think there are two possibilities, the first is a souvenir piece made to sell to the general public, although probably not an "official" souvenir judging by the quality (look at the fleur-de-lys on ...
  13. Nice vase and I love the second photograph, wonderful shadows. Unfortunately the photo is too small! Regards William.
  14. Thank You Radegunder for the love.
  15. Thank you Walksoftly for the love.
  16. Thanks Nuts (Ken), Just wanted to have a couple of postings against my name so people wouldn't think I was a complete time-waster! Your comments are always appreciated. Regards William.
  17. Thanks eye, I am not sure dust qualifies as patina but I admire the lateral thinking! :-) William.
  18. Thanks Kyra for the kind comments, mostly Vannes le Châtel but others thrown in for good luck. William
  19. Thank you Sean, Ken, Valentino, Ken, Mike, Kyratango for the loves.
  20. Looks like a little Japanese animé figure.
  21. Handgemalt means handmade, it is not a manufacturer.
  22. Pattern is known as the onion or bulb pattern and was originally part of the Blue Danube collection by Meissen of Germany. However it has been copied by many manufacturers since then, I would guess fr...
  23. Not sure how old it is but bottom reads Underglaze dishwasher proof so unlikely to have come over around WWII.
  24. Thanks Sean, just amusing myself while dusting!
  25. Thanks also Jewels and Phil.
  26. Thank you Kirk for the kind comment.
  27. Thanks Kyratango, hope to take a few more group pictures later this week.
  28. Not hard to see who influenced them but nicely done.
  29. It must be the wine, he can now drink the cat under the table. Must be his Aussie genes.
  30. Hi Karen, one French, two german. Candlestick is Ingridglas and "Tumour" vase is Beyer cristal. W.
  31. Morning folks , thanks for all the loves Moon, eye, geo, vet, sean, agh, racer, rose and Mike.
  32. I would love to do a "glass tour" of USA, there is so much great stuff over there. Will try to avoid Australia, otherwise I will probably develop an addiction for the Japanese glass. :-)
  33. I took it in the sense it was intended, I love to hear stories about finding treasure, I only made a joke about the goodwill shops because I see the wondrous items that can be found there with a littl...
  34. You appear to enjoy torturing me, let me guess, goodwill, 2€ the pair! That's what Sean always says!
  35. An objects true worth is whether you can look at it every day and say that it is a thing of beauty and that you are happy that it belongs to you. It's financial worth is what the kids sell it for afte...
  36. What! we could own these and look like Sean! Where do I sign up? I want these, they date from 1967, the year I was brought kicking and screaming into the world. Having said that, they have aged a lot ...
  37. Just looked them up, very nice. Have you got a pair?
  38. Google translate has a lot to answer for! I admire your courage in buying items that have an uncertain history, although that means you can buy based on whether you simply love the object without prec...
  39. Thanks Moonstone. Thanks eye, this is what I meant by clear and simple. This is what floats my boat so you can see why I adore your Orrefors pieces!
  40. Postage is the killer, I see items in USA selling for less than half of their true worth but postage to Europe usually doubles the price leaving me back where I started. I too buy what I love, I have ...
  41. You could easily get 70 euros + here for the bell, sorry don't know the exchange rate but anything signed Lalique fetches a premium, even the newer stuff.
  42. Quality item, beautiful.
  43. Simple is my thing, usually clear glass, nothing too frilly!
  44. If you have anything French, Baccarat, Daum, Schneider, Vannes etc I would love to see it! Regards William.
  45. It is madness but my theory is the French don't like it because they produce their own glass. It is the same with wine, lots of (very good) French wine, virtually no "foreign" wines! Very protective o...
  46. V. jealous, stunning piece!
  47. I would love to get my hands on some Orrefors but haven't seen any in nearly 10 years collecting in France. Where are you based eye?
  48. Don't worry you are not alone in having a muddy mind, you can add French glass to that list. This month I found two pieces that blew a couple of my theories clean out of the water! Back to the drawing...
  49. Aaaaaaaaaargh!!!!
  50. Love your knobbly glass.
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