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    Posted 6 years ago

    Efesgirl
    (1013 items)

    I have quite a few piece of lead crystal, but this has got to be my show stopper. I bought it this afternoon from one of the local thrift shops and paid just a few bucks for it. I still have to research it, as I have never seen a anything quite like it. No name on it but definitely vintage, as it has the normal wear marks on the base from gracing someone's table. There is only a very tiny bit of wear to the gold leaf. I am guessing that it's Italian glass. It's somewhat on the large side. I washed it and placed it safely in my display cabinet.

    Measurements across, from point to point: 6"x 6"x 7"
    Height at highest point: 7"

    Jump in if you know anything at all about this sculpture. I have not yet found anything at all which resembles this abstract glass.

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      That is just magnificent, efesgirl, wow!!! I hope someone here can help you with the ID, good luck, and nice find!! :)
    2. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Lovely!
    3. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @katherinescollections and Rick55 - it's a cryin' shame that it doesn't say Lalique on the bottom....so glad you like it!
    4. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Hi!..Efesgirl....can you post a photo of the base, it tell more about the base than anything...you will have take one of your photos off because as you know we can only load 4...:-)
    5. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @inky - there's a photo of the base up now. Tell me what you think.
    6. inky inky, 6 years ago
      It certainly is very good quality...I wonder if it may be Italian...there are many experts on here, hopefully someone will come along and solve the mystery for you...it's so frustrating isn't it...but! wonderful when after the search and research you finely find out...very good luck..will be watching!!...:-)
    7. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @inky - It could be Italian, I suppose. A photo search turned up zero. It seems to resemble an oak leaf. I hope someone recognizes the design. Is this considered to be a bowl? I dunno.....!!
    8. inky inky, 6 years ago
      When I have a bit of time I will try and see if I can find anything out for you...:-)
    9. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @inky - thanks! I will keep looking, too.... :)
    10. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Well I took quite a look around and didn't find it, the closest in similarity was a Lalique bowl, not as beautiful as yours, in my opinion.
    11. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Lovely piece of glass, i really love the gold plate on it, do you see lot of wear on the base, also just wonder, if you can add the measurement in your post, high, wide beetween the branch, this could help for ID the piece. :-)
    12. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @Alan2310 - I added the measurements for you. There is a photo of the base which shows wear on the gold leaf. It's definitely not a new piece.
    13. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @inky - I have been searching Murano Art Glass and have noticed that there is very little Murano glass with the gold leaf on the outside. It all seems to be encased in the glass. I did find a goblet and a pendant with gold leaf design. *sigh*
    14. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Hi!.. I found this...looks very much like yours but in 'silver' look whatcha think...
      http://www.polyvore.com/crystal_art_glass_bowl_silver/thing?context_id=3652052&context_type=lookbook&id=138344798
    15. inky inky, 6 years ago
      This might be better...7 down on the left...:-)

      http://www.polyvore.com/no_name_cat_decor/collection?id=3652052

    16. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 6 years ago
      Try Cofrac French glass, it looks very like a lot of French glass I see here.
    17. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 6 years ago
      Full title Cofrac Art Verrerie, I have a similar piece in clear glass,without the gold.
      Regards
      William
    18. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @inky - well, that's pretty darn close!!
    19. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      @Gracay2004 -Oh boy, thanks! I found one on eBay Ireland that is sooooooo close to the one I have. The gold leaf and the thickness of the glass are pretty much the same. Only the design is different: http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Vtg-Mid-Century-Cofrac-Art-Verrier-Wave-Centerpiece-Glass-Bowl-France-Gold-Large-/291030956861
    20. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      Mystery solved! My gorgeous hunk of lead crystal and gold is French: a Cofrac Art Verrerie piece.
    21. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      Bingo! Gracay FTW!

      https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi%3AAMhZZiusfiYebDeyh2l4EkSxGJPgMPktlc-r6jf5GieNKf8izN_1PRRP8VTbETBhjtwUPOMmPVCBudv1H8Bp_1bWw2MKqfkP2PL78UKudgWZ3WkbuAL6E6aJRZdzxppN-jWG7EZTfX848XgX8J8zAlR6SNL2IEmmmrlmrBJFThB5qcBrSb1Z2sBV68mtbqKgg6XBkStM-ui6Dd&ei=682NVbH8GYva-QGqra_oBA&ved=0CAkQiBw&biw=1366&bih=667&dpr=1

    22. Gracay2004 Gracay2004, 6 years ago
      Glad to be of service, the shape is sometimes referred to as a "Splash vase", you can see why, but I have no idea if this is the official name given by the company as French records aren't great.
      William
    23. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      What a great bunch of people - thanks, everybody!
    24. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      Wow! this is a great one efe!
    25. Deano Deano, 6 years ago
      You've made a great "splash" with this one. So nice.
    26. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Great find.

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