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Old 2015-07-17, 8:24am
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Is this frit Purple Rose or Lilac Rose? and does anyone know where I can get more in this size? --Thanks



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Old 2015-07-17, 8:31am
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looks like the sought after z99 to me...but i'm less then versed in soft glass.
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Old 2015-07-17, 8:47am
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Yes that looks like purple rose. Sadly, Zimmerman glass went out of production several years ago. It's pretty hard to come by now.
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Old 2015-07-17, 9:21am
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I think there's a good chance that is Reichenbach R-88 Opal Violet.

http://www.glasscolor.com/products/d...cID=22&pID=459

If you go to the link, the page says "Purple Rose Special or Opal Violet."

Reichenbach now has a Purple Rose R-733. " Purple Rose, similar to Zimmermann's "Purple Rose Special"."

You can buy both in frit sizes up to 4.

Of course it's hard to tell from photos, so it might be Zimmermann. Here is a photo of Z-99.
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Old 2015-07-17, 12:05pm
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I wonder how much it varies? My Z-99 looks just like Angie's picture.
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Old 2015-07-17, 12:13pm
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Z-99 varies quite a bit. I've seen some that actually looks turquoise green but is definitely Z-99.

It's hard to tell from a photo. In this case, the photo looks just like my R-88, which happens to be a very nice color too.

In any case, there are options, including my personal favorite, Gaffer Purple Rose and Royal Purple, mixed together.
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Old 2015-07-17, 1:08pm
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When did you get it? and from whom? That will go far to figuring out what it likely is.
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Old 2015-07-17, 9:12pm
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When did you get it? and from whom? That will go far to figuring out what it likely is.
Yes, it doesn't look consistent in size to me. Perhaps a homemade crush from rod? It does look like Z-99 to me, but some Lilac Rose was that dark too, especially with monitor variation.

Give it a melt, see what happens!
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Old 2015-07-25, 5:13pm
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That could also be Gaffer G-199 Purple Rose as well. A lovely purple very much like Z-99 but still in production Their Royal Purple is also very lovely and similar as well. You can find both online in various places or you can order directly from Gaffer. Hope this helps
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Old 2015-07-30, 5:15pm
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Val Cox is selling a 'new' purple rose that is quite similar.
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Old 2015-07-30, 5:32pm
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Beck I love your Dahlic avatar!
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Old 2015-08-03, 12:41pm
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Check out WWW.THATFRITGIRL.COM

Leslie has both colors!!!
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