I got asked to value some donations for the local Scouts Fundraiser this morning.
Amongst lots of rubbish was a set of modern blue glass: a jug, 4 large tumblers, 5 medium and 6 small, donated by a retired priest who bought them in the early 1970s.http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-9869http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-9866http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-9867
They're a darker blue than would appear from the photos. The base is a very deep blue, and the colour appears lighter towards the rim as the glass thins.
Jug: 170mm Height by 125mm Diameter
Tumblers: 95mm H x 78mm D, 83mm H x 78mm D, 72mm H x 69mm D
They're unmarked, but going by the picture in Miller's 20th C Glass p150, I suspect they might be from the Holmegaard Greenland series from the early 1960s. Can anyone confirm, please?
The rims have been ground flat and then softened, like the Holmegaard Canada glasses. The bases have been torch polished in the centre and show no pontil marks.
If they are Greenland, I understand they're quite scarce and could sell very well. If anyone's interested in buying them in a good cause, please contact me offline (I hope that doesn't contravene the ethics of the board).
If not, they'll probably be on eBay in a couple of weeks. They're really nice. Hmm, I might even buy them for meself if noone else is interested...