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Offline Anne E.B.

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« on: June 23, 2005, 01:36:23 PM »
Can anyone help identify this one please, and possibly date it also?  Not sure if its French, or possibly Chalet Glass, but the shape seems a little too restrained for the latter although similar in style.  Art deco - I think???  Has a hexagonal base,  11.5" long, 3" wide and 3.5" high. Your comments, as always, much appreciated. :lol:
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2005, 06:42:45 PM »
We do not see a lot of Chalet glass over here - possibly because they could not compete against the many companies working in the same style, so if you picked it up in Canada it might be Chalet, otherwise you have to assume it is from Vannes-le-Chatel (France). I do not think it is one of the Belgian makers (Boussu, VSL, Michotte). Definitely fifties/ sixties, and only a nodding relationship with Art Deco.  :roll:
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2005, 08:34:02 PM »
Many thanks Ivo 8)   I bought it here in Manchester for less than a pound a couple of months ago at a car boot. :lol: It was at the bottom of a box of junk, so it's lucky that it wasn't damaged.  I just love rooting in boxes!  I was viewed from the rear rooting in a box on a T.V. carboot programme much to my horror last summer :roll:  My only claim to fame!   Back to the item in question... would I be correct in describing the colour as "flint" ? :?
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2005, 06:08:52 AM »
Smoke would be more appropriate.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2005, 07:23:41 AM »
IMHO - "flint" glass is soda-lime glass, and not lead crystal glass. It is effectively colourless.

Flint is certainly not a colour - more correctly it would be classed as a clear glass.

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