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On this page we will be publishing our latest newsletter previously sent out to collectors. Any items not marked as sold will still be available to purchase.

January 2015


This month's newsletter highlights   Artius Glass New Year Sale    ~    Isle of Wight

Glass Commemorative Poppies.

 

   

 

 

 

 

(H.N.Y. Everyone -Don't you just hate acronyms ~ so do I ~ Go on, guess !)


It's that time of year again. My heart is heavy with the thought that you have all won and I am about to lose.

Yes ~ January ½ Price SALE time !

However, what can I say, I've no regrets. You have all done us proud and, against all odds according to the pundits of economic forecasts, we are more than satisfied with our years trading.

So below under the heading of 'Some Pretty Pictures' is a selection of those pieces which could be finding new happy homes at prices that even the poorest representations at a quiet provincial auction would find worthy of the odd tear .

Amongst them are, even more laudably, some nice rare gems which seem to have been overlooked whilst on our stand by those eagle eyed avids who never seem to miss the nice rarities. Well, if they miss them this time someone will be stealing a march on them (where does that expression emanate from even though we know what it means – must 'Google it! [To Google - now an accepted verb – wonderful thing, the development of the English language – well, sometimes - but not too many Americanisms thanks!] )


News from I. of W. Studio Glass


Well the fact is, dear reader, that there is very little earth shattering news. All has progressed much as the The Patron Saint of Glass Makers has intended (wonder who that could be ~ if there is one. Must Google it!)

There are several events in the pipeline and they include another Collaboration Day, a Collectors Studio Day ( and – psssst – we are getting positive noises from the granddad of our British studio glass movement – clue – initials S.. H..... Dots are the clue) More on that later. But it has been mooted by the good Dr. Richard Harris M.D. that the Collectors Studio Day will follow an annual theme rather than 18 monthly as it was at the old Studio. Remains to be confirmed.


Commemorative Glass Poppies

The only other as a reminder is the availability of Tim's wonderful glass poppies. To commemorate the start of WW1. To remind you, the issue is of 100 only and although I can only speak as I find, they are far superior quality than the Tower of London versions. I know that is not relevant in respect of what they represent but when Ann and I received our two from that wonderful installation we could not help but observe the build quality compared with those which Tim has lovingly and superbly created. To date the Studio has sold just short of 60 and the closed bid for No.1 has finished and been won, fetching a very substantial sum.

Now, to remind you further of the details. They are all signed by Tim and numbered. No.1 and No.100 are the only ones subject to a closed bid and they will be the only ones with added 22ct gold leaf.. All the others are priced at £55.00 for the largest (4”+ across) and £50 for the slightly smaller version(3”+ across). The Studio will be giving a 25% of the retail price to the British Legion. So all in a good cause. We can take orders or direct to the studio.


 

News from Us


One of my very early sales training seminars with Singer Sewing Machines, on the many pro's and con's of selling, which have always stuck with me as a taboo never to be discussed with potential customers, is 'Never discuss politics, religion and morals. Well, luckily the first two don't hold my attention for serious discussion for much over 30 seconds. The third I am happy to pontificate about generally but on this occasion I am happy to say I am bereft of really riveting news, moral or otherwise, except to say that we have started our countrywide rounds of Collectors Fairs after the Annual General Merriment so it will be nice to catch up with all our customers spread far and wide and in fact already have, particularly at Winchester as that is the very first of our serious fairs falling on New Years Day. It does curtail the Midnight Jollities somewhat as we are up at just 5am ( yes that time does exist but I call it the middle of the night) So we look forward to seeing many of you in the coming year – if we are spared that is! Please check our dates at the end, not forgetting that Jewel in the Crown on February 22nd, of what has been the Cambridge Glass Fair but has now relocated to Knebworth House, Nr. Stevenage Herts. See details under 'Our fair Dates'. Bring it on !!!

So.....



Now for some Serious Bargains! (a.k.a. Some 'Pretty Pictures')

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Description: ‘Flower Garden’ Larkspur Footed Bowl

Maker :Timothy Harris I.of W. Studio Glass

Size: 6.25"(16cm)diam x 4.25" (10.5cm)high
Date:  1988 only

I.D. Marks:  Black triangle sticker

Condition : Excellent

Price: SOLD

(PLEASE NOTE ~ NO further Privileged Collectors Group discount plus postage at cost )

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Description: Waterfowl (Swan? Duck? You decide!)

Maker :Timothy Harris I.of W. Studio Glass

Size: 2.5" high x 3.5" long x 2.25" deep (6.5cm x 8.5cm x 4.5cm)

Date: Not known - but early

I.D. Marks:  None but verified by T.H.

Condition : Excellent

Price: SOLD

(PLEASE NOTE ~ NO further Privileged Collectors Group discount – Sorry. plus postage at cost )

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Description: Timothy Harris Special Paperweight 'Sgrafitto Jazz' Medium/Orange
Maker :Timothy Harris I.of W. Studio Glass

Size: 2.5" (6.5cm)diam x 1.5" (4cm) high

Date: From a small range of special paperweights made for Easter 2011 only

I.D. Marks:  Gold square sticker with words 'The Original' for 1995~2014

Condition : Excellent

Price: SOLD

(PLEASE NOTE ~ NO further Privileged Collectors Group discount – Sorry. plus postage at cost


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Description:'Sgraffito Jazz' Large Paperweight

Maker :Timothy Harris I.of W. Studio Glass

Size: Size : 2.75" diam x 1.75" high ( 7cm x 4.5cm)

Date:  From a small range of special paperweights made for Easter 2011 only

I.D. Marks:  Gold square sticker with words 'The Original' for 1995~2014

Condition : Excellent

Price: SOLD

(PLEASE NOTE ~ NO further Privileged Collectors Group discount – Sorry. plus postage at cost

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Description: 1 Pint Black Azurene Tankard

Maker :Timothy Harris @ I.of W. Studio Glass

Size: 4.75" high x 3.75" diam x 5.25" wide including handle( 12cm x 9.5cm x 5.25")

Date: Summer 1983 ONLY (SERIOUSLY SCARCE!)

I.D. Marks: Black triangle sticker

Condition : Excellent

Price: SOLD

(PLEASE NOTE ~ NO further Privileged Collectors Group discount – Sorry. plus postage at cost

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Description: Minimal Coloured Snail

Maker :Timothy Harris I.of W. Studio Glass

Size: 2" high x3" long (5cm x 8cm)

Date: Not known but early

I.D. Marks: None but verified.

Condition : Excellent

Price: SOLD

(PLEASE NOTE ~ NO further Privileged Collectors Group discount – Sorry. plus postage at cost


As ever, our very best regards,
Ron & Ann
Finally - as usual - please make contact by any of the following ~
Phone or text : 07860 822666 mobile (best method) or 01458 443694 land line(includes messaging service).
Please remember to check our fair dates on the website www.ArtiusGlass.co.uk but if you are going to email we can now pick these up on our Blackberry even though we may be staying away for a fair. Email : ron22wheeler@btinternet.com

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