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"Belge" mark in glass hen on nest covered dish
« on: August 02, 2007, 08:24:23 PM »
Dear Readers,
I haven't posted for quite some time since I was busy putting my book together. Since its publication in January, I have resumed my eternal research and study.
There is a Maker Unknown glass hen dish that has "Belge" impressed in both the top and the base. I have seen it in a pinkish opaque color and in clear glass.
Does anyone know what this mark, "Belge," refers to, or what company made glass using this mark? I am sure it is a European company.
Thank you very much for any insight you might be able to provide.
Shirley in Charleston, WV
author, Glass Hen on Nest Covered Dishes, 2007

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Re: "Belge" mark in glass hen on nest covered dish
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007, 08:55:08 PM »
Doesn't "Belge" mean Belgium,  Shirley?

BTW why not add your book details to the book stickie on the board?
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Re: "Belge" mark in glass hen on nest covered dish
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007, 08:59:35 PM »
Dear Readers,
I assumed that "Belge" referred to Belgium, but I wanted to know what company used that mark. Also, if it was possible that Belgium was under the government of some other company at the time. Those of you who study European glass surely know what a tangle those companies had with borders shifting!!!
Shirley in Charleston, WV

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Re: "Belge" mark in glass hen on nest covered dish
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2007, 09:14:19 PM »
Dear Readers,
I do not see how on earth to "post a stickie" - whatever that is - about the publication of my book. Please help an old lady out here.....
Thanks!
Shirley in Charleston, WV

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Re: "Belge" mark in glass hen on nest covered dish
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007, 10:54:28 PM »
Shirley as the stickie's been moved to Archive it needs to be added to by a Moderator. If you'd like to write a piece in a separate post below this one and I or one of the other mods will move it over for you.  :)
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Re: "Belge" mark in glass hen on nest covered dish
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007, 06:51:25 AM »
That the Belgian borders have shifted is news to me - to the best of my knowledge they did not.  "Belge"  is clearly an abbreviation for "fabrication Belge" - or made in Belgium. The largest maker of pressed items in Belgium was VSL - and their produce is well documented. So if the item is not in their catalogues, plan B comes into force: attribution to one of the other factories. Most probable is Scailmont in Manage, or the glassworks at Familleureux. You may just have to be content by putting "unknown glassworks, Belgium".

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Re: "Belge" mark in glass hen on nest covered dish
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007, 12:20:26 PM »
Thank you, Ivo, for your information on Belgium glass manufacturers. It is very difficult to find information on European glass manufacturers despite all the work that Siegmar and Glen have done and shared with us. Add to that the fact that moulds were sold, stolen, transferred, loaned, or copied and you have a quagmire to work your way through. And, you are right: sometimes you have to accept that you cannot ascertain the answer....but I keep trying.....
Shirley in Charleston, WV

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Re: "Belge" mark in glass hen on nest covered dish
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2007, 08:51:44 PM »
Shirley and Ivo:
there is a real lot of glass signed BELGE which obviously is not! INWALD and WALTHER were the producers  >:D
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