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Offline krsilber

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"Colours are often not that good a guide as many colour makers had an international market." 

Do you mean the raw glass was provided by an outside company?  Huh, I didn't know that was even done then!  Interesting.  And annoying, since that confuses attributions so much.  I've never heard of such a thing being done in America, apart from studio glass.  Was that widespread in Europe?
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Yes, at least the enamels for colouring,  US too, have a look in the 1911 French global trade directory in the Glass-study, pages 111-113 ÉMAUX (FABR. D),  ENAMEL (MFRS. OF) — GLASUR — ESMALTES — SMALTI. Interesting that most of the US makers were base in Providence RI. As many in the US as in UK and Germany. But then it was a French directory so not as comprehensive for the rest of the world. Even lists 1 in Japan.
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"1911 French global trade directory in the Glass-study, pages 111-113 ÉMAUX (FABR. D),  ENAMEL (MFRS. OF) — GLASUR — ESMALTES — SMALTI."  Yeah, that's one of my favorites; I keep it right next to my Newman's. ;D  But enamel is different, no?  You can't make glass with enamel, can you?  Or do you mean frit (ach, I'm getting confused again by this terminolgy!)?
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Kristi, take a look at the entry for Schuster & Wilhelmy on this page

http://www.ysartglass.com/Ysart/YGcompany.htm

it gives a little more information on the topic. These days they are often referred to as Kügler colours.

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