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Can anyone tell me where this type of stuff is made please? http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-227

I've Googled and Googled and I can't find anything like this anywhere. The metal is applied to the outside of the glass decanter and goblets and extends underneath the feet of them all as well. We wondered if it is perhaps Turkish or Indian (or even Chinese???), but really have no idea. Any thoughts would be welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005, 02:01:36 PM »
I bought a worked silver ( :?:  :shock: ) brooch in Cairo once in similar style thats what made me think of Egypt. They also produce the fanastically shaped Genie-style glass perfume bottles there....similar in style to the decanter altho I believe this style of glass originated in Syria.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2005, 02:07:44 PM »
I have one of the genie perfume bottles which is Egyptian and there is a similarity in style, but the blue glass is much thicker than the perfume decanter.

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2006, 09:07:26 AM »
Does yours have the silver base? Get your self a silver test-kit, only a few pounds and lets you distinguish silver and silver-plated.

The glass in yours looks modern. Decoration Middle East/India for Western market is my best guess.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2006, 02:16:57 PM »
Frank I didn't know you could get silver test kits... now where would I find those? It sounds like something I should add to my "toolkit" for sure.

Just had another look at the bottoms of mine and they are metalled but it's not silver I'm sure, Also, the goblets have the tell-tale bump on the rim that I'm sure someone said means they are machine made?  

Indian sounds like a good bet for mine actually, thanks. I was intrigued to see the allegedly older one though as I wouldn't have figured this to have been such an old style.

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2006, 03:21:30 PM »
Jewellery suppliers, antiques markets, eBay.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006, 04:24:21 PM »
I think these come out of Morocco - Spain is full of them.

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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006, 04:48:15 PM »
Really? Ohhh that's useful to know Ivo, thank you. It's just something that caught my eye on eBay a while ago and picked up (very) cheap as a curiosity...  could have come back with someone from their holidays in Spain then. Another area to check out. :)

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Re: Decanter and goblets set... where would this be made?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2008, 06:28:56 PM »
Bingo! My decanter set now has a companion - a small bowl in the same blue glass with the same sort of silver metalwork around it and... most usefully... a label!  The label reads:

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Valentine's
Cyprus Hand Made
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Re: Decanter and goblets set... ID = Valentine's Cyprus Hand Made
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012, 04:26:52 AM »
Hi Anne,

I was so delighted to see these blue and silver pieces.   I was on a school trip to Greece about 35 years ago, and I bought two - (a large vase for my Mother and a small bowl for myself).  I bought them at an agora or outdoor market in Athens.  They were new, and medium priced.  I don't remember them having labels, though. 

Hope this helps narrow it down a bit, anyway...

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