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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 07-04-2017 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I found this at a flea market for a few dollars, I thought it was neat looking and fairly old.

I think it is either a part of something or made-up from bits and pieces.

It features a silver disc suspending a glass piece held in a silver frame. The glass is about 5" dia. and looks like it might have been a jar lid or something. The glass looks nice and pretty old but I'm clueless with glass. The silver angel faces look mid-Victorian or so and have a continental feel. Its total hanging length is about 15".

I know it is not anything of great value, I just think its cool and am curious about when, where, and what it (or its components) might be from (I thought perhaps German or Bohemian, or perhaps Italian). I have it hanging in a corner.

There are no marks on the silver, which is not particularly substantial.


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June Martin
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iconnumber posted 07-04-2017 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for June Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's very pretty. What does the inside of the glass piece look like? Could it be for pot pourri?

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 07-04-2017 01:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No idea what it is, but I like it.

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 07-04-2017 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The inside is just smooth and bowl-like...it could definitely be used for potpourri.

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agleopar

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iconnumber posted 07-04-2017 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for agleopar     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Perhaps a "thurible" missing a lid? But this seems more likely to hold a candle I think? It does seem to be church related...

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 07-06-2017 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting catch agleopar, it does resemble a thurible in some ways. Not being familiar with this form, I googled it and most seem to have a base so they can be free standing or hanging. Also I did not see any glass examples (wiki defines a thurible as a metal censer), I wonder if the heat from the lit incense would cause the glass damage (perhaps this is why mine is missing a chunk)?

Can anybody hazard a guess about when and where this type of glass might have been made?

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vathek

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I would hazard a guess that the glass is Italian lattacinio

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