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Art Glass17277 of 21737bought at local flee market Loetz Flammarion Genre 2534 by Leopold Bauer prod. form 4214 circa 1906
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    Posted 8 years ago

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    Weird Art Glass Bowl..strange colors and shape. It measures 5" diameter x 2 1/4" tall. Very expertly rendered with a ground bottom.Estate sale purchase. Have no idea of its maker or what this striking combination of colors is called.

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    1. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      Hard to say without seeing it in person, but I suspect you may have a piece of Webb Alexandrite. If so, you've got quite a rare find.
    2. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 8 years ago
      It's got great coloring, but I don't think it's Alexandrite. Alexandrite is more like an amberina than this is.
    3. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      That's certainly a possibility as well. I first considered plated Amberina, but I have never seen it without a white interior. As you say, color is excellent. If it is Amberina, it looks like it has a very strong Fuchsia transition color. Either way, a nice find.
    4. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 8 years ago
      Definitely not plated amberina. the color goes all teh way to the bottom. it's not any kind of amberina.
    5. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 8 years ago

      this is plated amberina.

      part of the glass looks like amberina but the purple stripes go all the way to the base. in both plated amberina (ignoring the lack of lining on this piece) and alexandrite the color is definitely in two halfs unlike this one where the color reaches to the base in ribs.
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      So this would have been made by the New England Glass Company?
      Fabulous colours!
    7. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 8 years ago
      no, this is not plated amberina. the plated amberina is in the pic from live auctioneers. this is NOT that.
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Any idea of the maker?
    9. twentiethc, 8 years ago
      I agree with Greatsnowyowl in that it is not plated Amberina ... though we got there considering different characteristics. However, I'm not certain which company it is. I still feel New England, Mt. Washington, or Webb are the most likely manufacturers, but I have not found anything definitive ... just characteristics (shape, pontil treatment, stripes, etc.).

      That said, I am still interested in hearing from other on their theories. I think this is a great mystery piece, and I'd like to know more about it in case I come across one in the future. I'm sure mf1456 would like a final answer too :)

      BTW, thanks for posting this one mf1456. I do love a good mystery!
    10. mf1456, 8 years ago
      Thank you twentiethc! I am so very appreciative of your time, interest , and expertise! You have just been wonderful. Thanks for all of the valuable glass insight!
    11. mf1456, 8 years ago
      Thank you Greatsnowyowl! I sure appreciate your valuable expertise and glass savy. Thanks for helping get to the bottom of this mystery!
    12. mf1456, 8 years ago
      Thank you vetraio50 for your help in solving this mystery..sure would love to get to the bottom of it...I have heard from others of your glass enviable glass savy.. :)
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Thank you for sharing this with us! It is wonderful. I have never seen its like and I continue to learn through CW!
    14. Greatsnowyowl Greatsnowyowl, 8 years ago
      I have a piece that is stylistically similar but dissimilar in coloring. Mine is Legras. the coloring is so different though..

      but it is two toned (sort of but with an opalescent shading thru the upper half of the red) with cream stripes going thru the red. they both seem to have a ring of color at the base as well.

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