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Is this Caithness? and need help to identify initials
« on: September 01, 2008, 05:45:13 PM »
Hi all, I think this is Caithness and confirmation would be great, also on the base is engraved GPH Bouquet. Any ideas on date or any info appreciated. Thanks, Sue.


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Re: Is this Caithness? and need help to identify initials
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 06:14:40 PM »
With that marking most likely one of the other engraving houses, that style of bowl blank is widely used by engravers, not even necessarily Scottish. Looks sandblasted too, although image a bit small to tell.
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Re: Is this Caithness? and need help to identify initials
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2008, 03:40:42 AM »
Thanks Frank, caught my eye when it first came into a local hospice charity shop £5, liked the overall shape (not my thing though), after it had been there for about 5 months and went down to £2 ended up saying "OK I'll have it"  they were glad that it
 was finally gone.. Where I work we have a fundraising day for the Meningitis trust, should I put it on Bric a brac or offer it as a prize in the raffle? any info I get on it would be a bonus as to the dating or value. Sue


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Re: Is this Caithness? and need help to identify initials
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2008, 09:01:40 AM »
As far as I know blanks in this shape come from various companies in UK, Europe, China. It is an ideal shape for showing of engraving. Probably best to move this into glass forum.
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Re: Is this Caithness? and need help to identify initials
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2008, 12:37:24 AM »
I know now why I thought it was Caithness, Pip had one similar in her British glass sold section. I realise it is not the same as mine has a rounded top and the Caithness is flat, thanks for the help Frank. Sue


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Re: Is this Caithness? and need help to identify initials
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2008, 10:21:50 AM »
Two blank suppliers I checked out sell crystal versions. One calls it a Witches Bowl https://secure.glassscribe.com/index.php?class=ViewPageAction&op=ViewPage&page=browse.php&cat=3,,209


Balmoral Crystal seems to be a trade name but may be a company. Possibly related to Mikasa.

Perhaps you can track down some more and ask them if the signature is from one of their customers.
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