GLASS Identification Made: Currently at the New Bedford Museum of Glass is this cut and copper latticed enameled vase by Gebruder Felix. The vase is blown of remarkably clear glass and cut and enameled in dense blue and green; the initials "G F" are painted inside the neck in the same blue enamel found decorating the outside of the vase (within a copper lattice, which possibly is electroplated). Height of the vase is 12 1/8 inches and it comes to the New Bedford Museum of Glass as a generous gift from Jim Lessig in memory of his late wife Barbara.
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Unique epergne The base is a mirrored plateau marked underneath "REGISTERED FOOT No. 745827" This registration is British and falls between April - May 1929. As of yet, the manufacturer is unknown. Three of the epergene arms are decorated with blue threading and one, in "Vaseline glass" with red threading. All four pieces have brass fittings secured with plaster. They may be British or American origin from the latter 19th c. The base mounting fixture is brass. When glass epergnes crash many arms and fittings survive unscathed. This piece is a unique example of May-December mariage worthy of conservation (collection of K & T Ehrhardt).
Another Find Most collectors are well acquainted with "great Find" stories. This fifty-center appeared at a local church flea market and since identified as Italian, Murano, by Alessandro Mandruzzato. This piece is called "GOTHAM", "Verde Ambra" and is cut and polished, ca. 1960s and bears the label "V.A.M. Murano, hand made."