Guillemot Bird vase Crystal Etched bird probably Scandinavia Finland Area Who made it?

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  1. Mugzinnys

    Mugzinnys Well-Known Member

    20180715_184608.jpg 20180715_184626.jpg 20180715_184635.jpg 20180715_184835.jpg 20180715_185131.jpg 20180715_185115.jpg It is signed Guillemot With 2 letters or numbers beautiful vase having a hard time finding similar item. AJ, I think this is in your neck of the woods I could be wrong. I first thought that the artist name was Guillemot but while searching found out it was the name of a bird. Letters or numbers looks like 80 but could initials of artist. Need help from someone knowledgable of this type of glass work. Very beautifully done
     
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    well ya learned sumthing....it is indeed the bird..! :happy:
     
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Nice vase, Mugz.
    I think it could be British or North American, with that name.
    I am in The Netherlands. Many people think it is in Scandinavia, because our way of life is related to that of Scandinavian countries. But we have drifted off to the North Sea coast.;)

    In Dutch a guillemot is called zeekoet, not that anyone wanted to know that, but it would have been the Dutch name for the design.
     
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  4. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Caithness, by the look of it. Have a look on the Scotland's Glass website.
     
  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    My first thought was Caithness as well, so far I haven't found one with a guillemot engraving.
     
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  6. Mugzinnys

    Mugzinnys Well-Known Member

    20180715_184906.jpg Good morning I will look at Scotland's website obb and Caithness glass. The next time I comment on that part of Europe I will pull up a google's map first. Thank AJ, OBB and Komokwa. I should have posted an image if the top of the vase last night 20180715_184906.jpg
     

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  7. Mugzinnys

    Mugzinnys Well-Known Member

    20180716_082623.jpg Bottom of vase
     
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Typical Caithness engraver signature. Not all their pieces were signed Caithness: many had labels, with just the design name and a date on the base.

    You may well not find this design on line. They did many hundreds of engraved designs, some as almost one offs. The spatter glass, colour and overall look are spot on.

    It's an oil burner, rather than a vase.
     
  9. UncleChuckTX

    UncleChuckTX Well-Known Member

  10. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It's probably worth posting it on the Facebook Caithness Glass page. There's several former staff on it.
     
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  11. Mugzinnys

    Mugzinnys Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that link That will keep me busy for awhile
     
  12. Mugzinnys

    Mugzinnys Well-Known Member

    Posted to Facebook
     
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  13. Mugzinnys

    Mugzinnys Well-Known Member

    Good nite all
     
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