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Art Glass7 of 38An exceptionally rare pair of Ingrid vases designed by Frantisek Pazourek for Hoffman and SchlevogtStrange French Bowl Blue Glaze outside Gold on the inside with Asian Characters applied
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    Rainbows aren't only to be found high in the skies...& at the end of my rainbow, lies not a pot of gold but some of the finest glass in my collection. A candy - coloured spectrum of fabulousness, in satin, spatter, spangles, & stripes, from some of the great glassmakers of the 19th century including Harrach, Thomas Webb & Sons, & others I wish I could give full credit to...
    Oh, & I also popped in a wee rainbow ornament just for fun...& today while waiting for a bus, I found a rainbow right at my feet.

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    1. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      like rainbow of champagne winter floor show
      who really knows the beauty made
      ever so pretty collection on mass
      the big names come in their rainbow splendour
      there is little doubt the passion set inside my ironlace
      a rainbow in are eyes
      a rainbow in sky
      we step into rainbows in as tink karens phrase felfie
      when jupiter lines with mars
      yes in the age aquarius we are
      lots of love cw gang
    2. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 years ago
      love love love .. must show you a rAINBOW i HAVE ..
    3. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Cheers MALKEY for your colourful sentiments & lyrical flourishes...
    4. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Marty, please share your rainbow anytime!
    5. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      You might appreciate this magazine catalog page for the 1960's and later, when Koscherak Brothers of New York did a revival of some of this type of glass, made in Italy, but not by which glass producer.
      Today you find several KB labels on traditional Murano glass pieces, as well as some antique UK glass companies and USA glass makers as well as Bohemian.
      My purpose is to inform, as I bought some of these glass pieces 3 years ago and sold them as genuine, not knowing, these reproductions even existed.

      See these sites for more information: - see figure 14, glass pig with air trap round decor.

    6. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thanks for the info, truthordare...I have earlier posted a Murano reproduction of rainbow satin glass, a tumbler. However, I do firmly believe that from my own extensive research & practical knowledge from handling such pieces, that there are no reproduction items among this particular selection of pieces. The repro satin glass has a very different feel to it, as it has been sand - blasted rather than given an acid treatment, which makes it a little granular rather than silky smooth...
    7. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Also, the rainbow doesn't blend in seamlessly on the repro pieces, there tends to be a dark line between the yellow & blue stripes (I know this as I have a Murano rainbow satin paperweight with exactly such a stripe effect). Can any dark stripes be seen on these pieces...I believe the answer to be no... :-)
    8. truthordare truthordare, 4 years ago
      Hi IronLace, I have noticed the same thing about the rainbow and the satin finish, as I had some in hand as well. There is no better way to see the difference. There are other glass pieces that leave me ambiguous, but time will tell I hope, with new information. Thank you for your graciousness with this subject.
    9. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Thank you for this beautiful post IronLace, a great selection, and a rainbow at your feet too! :^D Great information from truthordare, about the reproductions, and then another way to tell, if it's a repro. or old glass from you IronLace! Thanks to the both of you for that, and the reason that I love CW, information found! :^)
    10. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
      Gorgeous ! Sherbert Ice Cream :-)
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Wow those are Beautiful !! Here is another one for you
    12. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 4 years ago
      Pretty collection!
    13. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      Oh the beauty. A fabulous collection, and it's great to have such a good curator of it.
    14. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      My pleasure, truthordare!
    15. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, billretirecoll, always happy to share & inform!
    16. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      So glad you're enjoying the sweetness, Manikin!
    17. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Love that rainbow - thanks so much, antiquerose!
    18. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Thank you most kindly, Mrstyndall!
    19. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Racer, the pleasure is all mine, & thanks for the lovely compliment, much appreciated!
    20. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 4 years ago
      So beautiful!
    21. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, Vintagefran!
    22. Starrynight, 4 years ago
    23. IronLace IronLace, 4 years ago
      Many thanks, Starrynight!

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