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    Posted 12 years ago

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    I love art glass and I really love Art Deco so when I saw this I got super excited. But when I picked her up the head came flying off:( I have some kind of curse lingering with me when it comes to glass(deco powder jar/Durand vase) I just cant seem to find a piece like this in good condition.
    The lady at the estate sale said that her father had given it to her mother as a gift sometime in the early 60's and was broken shortly after that.
    She said her mother never liked it and may have broke it on purpose! Can you imagine?
    What I would like to know is should I just glue her back together myself and add her to my collection, or have it done by someone who knows what their doing? Any comments welcome. Thanks.

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    1. tikiray tikiray, 12 years ago
      LOL "curse".... too funny, but I feel your pain! As far as fixing her, I haven't a clue. I would check around your area to see if there is someone that can repair her. If you don't want to spend the money then just glue her head back on and put her on display.... she is beautiful!
    2. susan, 12 years ago
      Hi, if you look at my collection you will see i have the same lady in Vaseline glass, the little butterfly is for Heirich Hoffman, she is certainly worth restoring as she is quite valuable being an original piece.
      As for the lady not likeing her the mind boggles LOL, but i suppose back in the day people were a bit victorian in their oppinions as to nude women ;-)
    3. vintagemad vintagemad, 12 years ago
      Thanks for comments and the love. Susan I have seen your piece, love it. Do you think even restored she would have a nice value?
    4. Arisellon Arisellon, 12 years ago
      Nice piece. I would invest the money and take it to a professional glass restoration specialist.
    5. Mavericklane, 12 years ago
      Very nice!!
    6. susan, 12 years ago
      Hi, it depends on wether you intend to sell her, but either way she will always have a value because she is original and not reproduction, but as a restored piece i suspect the value would be at least halved.
    7. sam560 sam560, 12 years ago
      this is so neat...i really like this piece
    8. mark mark, 12 years ago
      look up Montano's glass repair on the net. I have know Wayne and Jan for over 30 years and they are the greatest. Honest as the day is long
    9. Hedgewalker Hedgewalker, 11 years ago
      Personally I would Repair Myself.(Crazy Glue is a wonderful thing)Display her in all her glory and don't even think about selling her.(Very little value repaired) Enjoy the history!!!
    10. alienmagnet alienmagnet, 11 years ago
      She is very, very beautiful! But if you glue the head back on, make sure you get it's head straight! haha just kidding!
      I had a piece of Fenton I just snapped in two the other day and i was so mad at myself!
    11. alienmagnet alienmagnet, 11 years ago
      BTW...what is this piece called?
    12. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 11 years ago
      Hi, I have the same type piece. But mine is a modern reproduction. It is very high quality glass. It has a etched signature that says DESNA, and a clear vinyl sticker thats says DESNA and made in Bohemia, and Czech Republic. The only difference between mine and yours is that mine does not have a groove down the side of the base like yours.
    13. alienmagnet alienmagnet, 11 years ago
      what is the name of this peice
    14. lundy lundy, 11 years ago
    15. Benking, 11 years ago
      Now I know what mine was for Art Deco powder jar vase! So with either of the names: Durand or Desna or any other co? Mine, the head came off too! Wonder how many were made? Anyone know?

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