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Offline Bernard C

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Mystery decanter marked MADE IN / MG&S / ENGLAND
« on: September 06, 2008, 07:06:02 PM »
Frank — Brilliant.   I've had a mystery decanter for getting on for a decade now, which has baffled everyone who has seen it, including Roger and Nigel.

Heavy, good quality blank, engraved stopper and rim No. "48", restrained simple cut pattern, acid-etched "MCG / MADE IN ENGLAND".

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Bernard C.  8)
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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 06:50:02 AM »
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...   Heavy, good quality blank, engraved stopper and rim No. "48", restrained simple cut pattern, acid-etched "MCG / MADE IN ENGLAND".   ...

Frank & Andy — Apologies, I've just found this decanter, and I was wrong about the acid-etched mark (but, perhaps surprisingly, correct about the stopper number).

The factory mark actually reads "MADE IN / MG&S / ENGLAND", and is in small thin lettering with the "MADE IN" AND "ENGLAND" arranged in a circle like the Webb and E&L marks, etched on to the neatly ground out and polished pontil mark.

The cut pattern is similar but not identical to Andy's set of glasses here, being a little simpler with no criss-cross infill between the stars.

Has anyone any ideas about "MG&S"?

Bernard C.  8)
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008, 12:05:20 PM »
Should be separated topic.

Max Guggenheim & Sons - 52 Bedford Row London (1955 & 1962 references)

Importers - Continental, Czech, Japanese, German glass.

Outsourcing of decoration in UK would justify Made in England.
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Re: Mystery decanter marked MADE IN / MG&S / ENGLAND
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008, 03:33:37 PM »
No reason either that it was made for factoring by MG&S.

n.b. I have not confirmed that they used this mark.
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