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Tom
03-12-2020
10:11 AM ET (US)
Hi, Elle. I am not aware that Degenhart ever made the owls with rhinestone eyes, so unless the ones you have found have a Degenhart mark, I would assume them to be Westmoreland. Westmoreland did not start making their glass until around the 1970s, so owls made earlier than this might not be marked.
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Elle
03-11-2020
10:35 PM ET (US)
I am wondering if there are any Degenhart collectors around who may be able to help me. I collect the Degenhart wise old owl (owl on books) figurines. I have been collecting them for about 15 years, unfortunately I haven't been to the museum to see the owls in person. I have looked at many photos of the collection online and in the Gene Florence Degengart Glass and Paperweights book. I have never seen in those photos an owl with rhinestone eyes. I know that many of the Westmoreland owls do have eyes, but they also have the Westmoreland marking on top of the books. I recently saw for sale some Degenhart owls with colored rhinestone eyes. Does anyone know if this was something that was actually done?
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Tom
03-07-2020
06:01 PM ET (US)
Nice, Lois. I never would have guessed that.
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Lois Kenkel
03-07-2020
12:24 PM ET (US)

Tom: My piece, referenced in #73 has been positively identified as Fostoria. Part of their Decorator Series. The identifier had an ad or catalogue page.
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Tom
02-12-2020
01:39 PM ET (US)
In reference to the Star Trek vase, the resemblance to the Fenton vase certainly is marked. But several readers sent me pictures of Kralik vases with the same "definite shoulders" as on the Fenton vase. I'm not an expert in Czech glass, but I'm told that what is uniquely Kralik about the vase in the magazine is the pattern of lines with which it it decorated. This will make an intriguing update for the next issue of AAG. Thanks for the input.
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Tom
02-12-2020
01:32 PM ET (US)
Rose Brown. There were a number of West Virginia companies who made similar figurines. If you could send a picture of the label, even if it is unreadable, the shape might help me narrow down choice to the correct one.
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Rose Brown
02-11-2020
12:45 PM ET (US)

I am Hoping you can help me identify the swan that I recently purchased. I can’t read the label to identify the glass company in W Virginia that made it. Can you help?
Edited 02-11-2020 12:47 PM
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judyparkerPerson was signed in when posted
02-11-2020
03:59 AM ET (US)

Early Fenton Rarities 1907-1938 by Thomas K. Smith on pages 99-106. An #898 11" vase is shown on page 113
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judyparkerPerson was signed in when posted
02-11-2020
03:58 AM ET (US)

Sarah
Can you please give a page number in the Heacock book? I have almost all of the Fenton books and can't find the item you mentioned in the Heacock book.

I have however found several vases that could possibly be the same coloring and pattern as the Star Trek vase. The Karnak Red Hanging Vine vase is shown in Early Fenton Rarities 1907-1938 by Thomas K. Smith on pages 99-106. An #898 11" vase is shown on page 113 of the same book in the experimental color. (photos attached from the Thomas K. Smith book).
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Sarah Smith
02-10-2020
02:04 PM ET (US)
Tom, with regard to the Star Trek Vase on the back of the most recent "All About Glass" -- please look in the Fenton book The 2nd 25 years by William Heacock. This vase appears to be the exact same shape as a Fenton #898 11" vase (this is shown in an experimental Blue and in an etched pattern in Heacock's book). However, I am unsure what type of treatment is on the vase, but Fenton did experiment with treatments from time-to-time. I do not believe the vase is Kralik, as the vase has definite "shoulders" like that of the Fenton mould.
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Tom
02-07-2020
05:53 PM ET (US)
Thank you, Deb. I've passed this information on to the owner of the Star Trek Original Series Tour.
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DebFitzsimmons
02-07-2020
04:48 PM ET (US)

On the back cover of the AAG, Vol. XVII No 4 January 2020, Mr James Cawley requests help in identifying the red vase with grey veining. This vase was made by a Bohemian glass manufacturer known as Kralik and likely c1930s. The decoration pattern on the vase is known as "Kralik web". While this is not an official decor name assigned by Kralik, it is the name that is commonly referred to by Kralik collectors for this decor. Here is another similar example of this decor.
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Tom
02-02-2020
10:52 AM ET (US)
Hi, Lois. Beyond telling you that it is Viking's Epic pattern, circa 1973-1974, I can't be more specific. That particular form does not appear in any of the catalogs in our collection. But since the Epic pieces were all manipulated by hand after they came out of the mould, pretty much no two pieces are absolutely identical. This could be a case of the glass blower just playing around, the company making a test piece that they decided not to market, or simply one that went into production but didn't get into a catalog.
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Lois Kenkel
02-01-2020
01:18 PM ET (US)

The Facebook glass sites have not be helpful yet in identifying this red piece for me. Banana stand shape
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