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Author Topic: Can anyone help ID these three lovely glowing glasses please?  (Read 725 times)

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Offline chrisreilly

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Hi there I think these glasses have always been in my family can anyone help identify them? I have taken three photos, each with varying degrees of UV illumination so you can see the uranium glass effect:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6635
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6634
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6636

Many thanks!
Chris


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Offline Ivo

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Re: Can anyone help ID these three lovely glowing glasses please?
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2007, 08:54:36 PM »
Those are the white wine glasses from a glass service. The other glasses in the set would have been plain. I think it might be quite difficult to attribute this particular tableware. Datewise you're looking at "circa 1900", country of origin perhaps Germany or Belgium.

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Re: Can anyone help ID these three lovely glowing glasses please?
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007, 11:34:02 AM »
Thanks Ivo, there were originally 6 but sadly the other three were broken. I believe they were given to my grandmother which may suggest an Irish or Liverpool England connection?

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Re: Can anyone help ID these three lovely glowing glasses please?
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007, 11:40:09 AM »
England and Ireland had plenty of imports from continental Europe. I don't think the shape is a UK one. What are the rims of the glasses like? Are they flat gound with angular edges or are they fire/acid polished with rounded edges?

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Re: Can anyone help ID these three lovely glowing glasses please?
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2007, 06:59:55 PM »
It's hard to be definite as they are so fine but I'm pretty sure the rims are smooth rounded with no angle. I should have said before they are about 8'' or 20cm high.

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Re: Can anyone help ID these three lovely glowing glasses please?
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2007, 07:17:47 PM »
Thanks for looking. If they had been ground they would almost certainly have been Continental Europe. As it is we're no further forward  :'(

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