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westred

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I am a disabled, former Electronics Man'f. Programmer and Tech. Family of 4. I have been disabled with Chronic Pain Syndrome & many other maladies for over 13 yearI am a disabled, former Electronics Man'f. Programmer and Tech. Family of 4. I have been disabled with Chronic Pain Syndrome & many other maladies for over 13 years now. Upon having to quit my career and go on disability, I started collecting unusual antiquities, as I would scour thrift stores, garage sales, eBay, and antique stores. I fell in love with all kinds of Art Glass, especially Murano hand-blown glass and PW's. I love all kinds of Art Glass and also Art Pottery. For the first few years, I made a good hobby of selling and buying on eBay, and still have a 100% pos feedback with over 800 sold/ bought. It is harder to keep up with my hobby now, as my medical condition worsens. I have built up a very large collection of odds and ends Art Glass and some real gems, also. I would love to share my finds and also help anybody with IDing any glass, as I have picked up a pretty vast collection of knowledge, since boning up and diving into this obsession of mine. (Read more)

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Round 3-chamber glazed ceramic tobacco bowl?  Hand signed on bottom. - Potteryin Pottery
Murano 3-color Zanfirico pinwheel PW. - Art Glassin Art Glass
My mystery object mini egg PW 2....... - Art Glassin Art Glass
My mystery object mini egg PW.... - Art Glassin Art Glass
Small Jon Offutt Art Glass hand-blown vase. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Added contrasted image of signature on Crystal Art Glass loon with egg inside. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Misc. Items I have aquired.... 
Unidentifiable, but hand signed, Art Glass hand-blown Crystal Loon with egg inside... - Art Glassin Art Glass
Late 60's Murano daisy PW. - Art Glassin Art Glass
Early 70's Murano Art Glass 6-fish aquarium - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. Very, very cool! I want to call it, "Melancholy Rapunzel".
  2. I guess this won't accept emoji's: so..... ;^}), back at ya!
  3. I forgot how to do that fancy cyber-stuff.... So I'll just say..... back at ya.....????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  4. You lift my spirits, Rose! Is it okay to call you that? I just don't want to think of you as "antique". LOL! I already feel like one and I should just be entering the vintage catagory! It's like ...
  5. LOL.... My right shoulder, and this was 12 years ago, was totally misdiagnosed and the surgeon screwed up the surgery and I was in even more pain! I had to have my wife rush me to ER and they did a...
  6. Just posted... I have been so ill lately, I forgot that I am already a member! I am losing it upstairs now, let me tell ya!
  7. Thanks, AR. How funny, I just sent CW Staff the info and link to this site yesterday. They now list it on the left side of the main page down on the list. They are already looking.........
  8. Hey, antiquerose, thanks for your delightful comments! If I could, I would, but I wouldn't want to hurt you! Besides, I've had surgery in both my shoulders and might need a replacement in my R promi...
  9. Thanks, Deano!
  10. Are there any markings on the bottom? Can you tell if it is just glass or if it is crystal? Just clink the top opening with you finger nail lightly and if it rings, it's crystal. I have found many ...
  11. If not for the pontil, I'd say maybe an older, off-piece of Fenton. Not sure? Nice!
  12. What a great piece of work. And from one piece of wood! Miraculous....
  13. Nice Vaseline glass....
  14. Very beautiful, unique piece!
  15. There are those glass fishing orbs. I knew I'd find 'em here! lol.....
  16. Sweet glass!
  17. Wow, it looks just like some Scandanavian Art Glass!
  18. Another AWESOME piece from Japan! You have enlightened me....
  19. Wow, now I see the similarity to Murano! Now you've done it. I will be studying Japanese made Art Glass now. I might even have some and not know it......
  20. He, he, he..... IC????! You will have to excuse my brain????! I don't know if everyone has access to others profiles? But, if not, I have been on disability for over 12-years and, although most of ...
  21. Thanks for the reply....Karen. You can call me Tom????. My dad stated Dragracing in the 50's and started again in the 80's in his late 40's. So, as you can see, I come from a "racing" family. I...
  22. Thanks for the feedback, racer4four! I appreciate it. It is quite a unique piece if, indeed, it is Murano. I pretty sure it is. I have never seen another like it. BTW, just asking, because of you...
  23. Thanks, Brunswick! I agree.....
  24. I have a piece from the same Glass Co. It has a floral etched design on the front. It isn't as large, but it is also very heavy. It has etched series #'s and the name on bottom rim. It is an older...
  25. I would agree, AVEM..... I have aquired many Murano PW's over the years and AVEM is a great find!
  26. Thanks for the info. Appreciate it!
  27. I am not sure how to add to his Show & Tell item, but I tried to take a more contrasted photo. I'll try to see how I can post it.
  28. I have a similar Jardiner and would have to sat that it is Weller. Mine has the old "WELLER" stamped on the bottom. It has for rings on the out her top rim. I have yet to know what period mine is f...
  29. Beautiful! Ogetti is very maticulous with detail. It amazes me how large they can blow this glass and keep it's integrity?......
  30. Yes F/T made great glass. I like the older Murano PWs with the high domed tops. They really magnify the interior.
  31. I can try to get a better shot of the signature. Having moved a few times, in recent years, I have yet to find my Canon camera that takes awesome macro shots. But I will have to make due with my iPa...
  32. Thanks for the nice comment. I did check out Alan's site. A lot of great PW's, along with links to numerous resources.
  33. Thanks for the comment. Means a lot to rub elbows with people that love the same kind of "stuff" that you do! The passion I have is so great for rummaging for treasures, others think mere junk, it r...
  34. Very true, it's not Murano. I have one the same color.
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