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Collector of glass, French mostly.


  1. Unfortunately house move was necessary due to health problems (can't do stairs very well). Most of my glass came with me, but it is also all boxed due to space restrictions, it will re-appear at some ...
  2. I hope someday I will get a chance to see your collection of Japanese glass Karen, when are you opening the museum? Love from (not so) sunny France. W.
  3. Hi Antiquerose, Not sure about Vannes as it is a little angular for them but the base is similar. My research continues. W.
  4. Hi swfinluv, glad to hear someone is looking after the orphaned pieces, I can't possibly take them all, but I am trying!
  5. Karen, yes this one is typically French but a little unadventurous for my taste. Don't mention the "C" word, they will only start squabbling again! I like to think collectors of French (and Japanese...
  6. Thanks Sean for the kind comment.
  7. Thanks Kyra, Sean, Bratjdd, swfinnluv, Karen, Mike , Ken, Ken, Katherine and Aura for the loves.
  8. Thanks folks for the loves and comments. Hi Karen, You are quite right, it may not be French but it is my default position when starting a search, it is normally right 95% of the time!
  9. Hi Karen, Always more in Graçay, despite the space problems, although I now have a 3kg weight restriction which I ignore when it suits me. I am thinking about posting a few items, may get round to...
  10. As I have always said, more is more!
  11. It looks more like a a pint of Guinness to me, poured by an amateur! Hope you are keeping well Karen. Best wishes from wet and windy France.
  12. I have a Hospodka piece in clear so it does exist, however it is rare!
  13. I think the reason is simply that as 2 million medals were required the Paris mint could not strike all of them. It is true that there are unofficial medals but they are of a different design on the o...
  14. Bayel French cristal not Bayez!
  15. Looks french 1940's or 1950's. Cant see enough of name in photo to hazard a guess!
  16. Front label appears to have been stuck on a bottle of Italian wine, this is a fantasy piece, complete with modern barcodes etc.
  17. Looks like the work of Patrick Nagel from the 1980's. Here is a link to wikipedia.
  18. French moulded glass vase from the 1960's. Possibly Arcoroc, Luminarc or one of many other producers in the period. Difficult to be more specific as usually they aren't signed although most do say "Fr...
  19. I think Avro Lancaster, could do with a better photo!
  20. Quiet day today?
  21. I think could be a very large She-wee, when you just gotta go!
  22. 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. Wil...
  23. Full title Cofrac Art Verrerie, I have a similar piece in clear glass,without the gold. Regards William
  24. Try Cofrac French glass, it looks very like a lot of French glass I see here.
  25. OMG! I want to fly to Australia just to hold this one!!!
  26. Ditto, ditto, ditto! What Sean said!
  27. Worth ten quid all day long! Beautiful piece.
  28. No luck with the research I am afraid, Defer is not a well known "graveur" so I can't find any information about him. The medal is reasonably common here in France but is nevertheless collectible. W...
  29. Do you keep salt in the shakers? Salt pitting and green corrosion marks will appear quite quickly on Silver or silver plating. Ammonia will clean the green residue but won't obviously repair any damag...
  30. I would imagine if these were salts they would need a glass liner otherwise the salt would destroy the silver.
  31. Hi Agram, Your medal is French, signed Defer and is silver-plated bronze if other medals on french e-bay are to be believed. I have found no information about Defer but am looking for more informati...
  32. Thanks also artistinside, nuts and Sean for kind comments and loves.
  33. Thanks Ivonne for the information, I thought Klimt was the seller/dealer and Crystallia Bohemia was the producer but now I am not sure if mine is older and Czech or newer and Chinese. I believe the pr...
  34. Hello artistinside, my apologies, 33 inches would be very impressive indeed! It is "only" 33cm (I have corrected my error) but still weighs in at around 2.7kg. I have no intentions of selling it, it ...
  35. Thanks to aghcollect, vetraio, mikelv, katherinescollections and racer4four for the loves.
  36. Hi Karen, I think the moulds are now in the hands of the Chinese, I assume they simply bought the Crystallite Bohemia moulds and/or factory. Seems to be happening more and more.
  37. Hi Katherine, thanks for the comment. They appear to be identical but I havent held the Chinese copy in my hand yet (I hope) to see if there any obvious differences.
  38. I would take it off your hands anyday and would even double your profit ;-) , hows that for a generous offer. It is always a great feeling to identify a piece but sometimes the search is even better,...
  39. Absolutely love it, looks Eastern European, Czechoslovakia, Austria or Germany is where I would start. Don't worry too much if you can't identify it, I guarantee you will stumble across the answer so...
  40. May have a military application, but not necessarily, the Nazis did like to put swastikas on everything in the 1930's!
  41. When my wife was training to be a nurse in the 1980's she was supplied with belts but not the buckles, they were allowed to wear one of their choice provided it was silver, because silver was easy to ...
  42. Looks very like a French confit pot but the glaze looks too shiny and new. Possibly a relatively new pot done in a french style. Still a very nice decoratve piece. William
  43. Loving the colour!
  44. Could first word be "British". W
  45. Sorry Karen, just yanking your chain. Love this one despite the questionable colour combination. :-) W
  46. I once coughed up something very similar.
  47. Happy Australia Day to you Karen and the rest of the clan.
  48. Love the colours. Favourite is definitely the vase, gorgeous design.
  49. Sorry Karen, will try to behave myself. Good point though, most of my glass lumps are too big for a dining table, never mind a coffee table. This one could be a coffee table, just need to buy a glass ...
  50. Everything is bigger in Australia Karen!
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