Gracay2004

France

Collector of glass.

Comments

  1. Hi Karen, Glad to see you are keeping at the Japglass although I don't know where you get the idea all other countries keep better records! W
  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. 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 ...
  12. Nice vase and I love the second photograph, wonderful shadows. Unfortunately the photo is too small! Regards William.
  13. Looks like a little Japanese animé figure.
  14. Handgemalt means handmade, it is not a manufacturer.
  15. 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...
  16. Not sure how old it is but bottom reads Underglaze dishwasher proof so unlikely to have come over around WWII.
  17. Not hard to see who influenced them but nicely done.
  18. 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...
  19. V. jealous, stunning piece!
  20. 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...
  21. Love your knobbly glass.
  22. Beautiful, it looks like carved ice. This is one of the best pieces of Japanese glass I have seen.
  23. Funny, you are not the first person to say that! Regards William.
  24. Just messing with you Scott, beautiful piece of glass.
  25. I have seen thousands of these in Hobby Lobby, it is made of resin!
  26. They also like ribbed and/or swirled glass. This looks like your some of your Sanyu pieces. I must admit to liking a lot of Japanese stuff, luckily for me there isn't any around here.
  27. It is very impressive, size matters. I love the colours and the fact it has big ears like me.
  28. Explosion in a paint factory? I think they may have forgotten to use purple, but I am sure you will tell me it is there somewhere!
  29. Nice idea Riply, normally I uncork them but sombody must cork them for me!
  30. I have complained about the deletion of your post, I hope others will do the same.
  31. Kyratango, Loved your brush antics over the last few days but didn't comment myself as the person being teased had been extremely rude to me personally and I didn't want to be seen to be attacking hi...
  32. No disrespect intended Simba, it was simply that everyone was discussing whether it was Waterford or not and I simply pointed out that the sticker said Watford. Sometimes we spend so much time looking...
  33. My father once won a crystal golfing trophy and told everyone how valuable it was. He wasn't very pleased when I pointed out it was Watford not Waterford.! Happens to us all.
  34. This is clearly Watford crystal, not Waterford crystal. It even says so on the sticker. What makes you think Waterford would misspell their own stickers?
  35. The Japanese experts here really know their stuff, I would be surprised if you don't have an answer today! Welcome to CW. Regards William.
  36. The large one is a chocolate pot (handle on side), the medium pot for hot milk and if the small one opens it could be a sugar bowl.
  37. This one looks the same as your Munich stein, it is made by Gerz. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gerz-Lidded-Beer-Stein-Munchen-Germany-VINTAGE-Free-Shipping-/231308801909?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3...
  38. The word is handgemait, handmade in english. The steins show four German cities, Heidelberg, Garmisch-Partenkirchen (a resort town in Bavaria), Munich (Munchen) and Cologne (Köln). As you can imagine...
  39. That's me, pure!
  40. Or clearaholic.
  41. I prefer the term colourphobic!
  42. 3.2 kilos, getting better, soon have you at 5+ kilos.
  43. Nobbly but nice!
  44. Beautiful colours on Sanyu glass, if you have to have colours, make 'em good ones.
  45. Impressive girth, always a good thing!
  46. They were never wood shafts, they are fairway woods from the late seventies or early eighties. Wooden shafts haven't been used since the very early days of golf. I am afraid these are not collectible ...
  47. Also much more difficult to put your watch on using the "weaker" hand!
  48. Why do you think the shafts have been replaced? They look original to me but we can't see very much of them!
  49. Kivatinitz, I was reading your comments to Kyratango and you both say (in beautiful english) that the shoes and clothes were too expensive for a gardener. I immediately thought of Marie-Antoinette, th...
  50. Time to get up!
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