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Offline turnip45

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Re: Identifying type of crack in class
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2008, 11:06:11 AM »
Hi Ann

Yes it's the yellow pearline: a small oval with the two arms crossing.  I am never quite sure what is genuine and fake in the pearline.  Of course if the item has the registration number, then I consider it's genuine but if not!!!!  According to an acquaintance who has a huge collection of pearline, there are so many fakes "out there", it's becoming difficult to tell especially without the reg no!!  But I am no expert on pearline so in the meantime, I will treat mine as genuine and turn the crack to the wall  :-\

Mine cost £11.25p with crack  :cry:
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Re: Identifying type of crack in class
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2008, 09:58:23 PM »
I've never heard of pearline fakes. There is certainly modern American "pearline", but generally not in vintage patterns or if so clearly marked. Can you elaborate please.


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Re: Identifying type of crack in class
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2008, 10:17:35 PM »
According to my acquaintance, the “fakes” are coming from China and are so good, it’s difficult to know the difference.  The lady in question showed me what she considered genuine as opposed to a fake and I have to say, the “fake” looked more sparkly and new compared to the genuine.  But whether what she says is true or not, I just don’t know!  This lady works the entire antique fairs in my area so I just give her the benefit of experience until I am told any different.


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Re: Identifying type of crack in class
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2008, 11:43:00 PM »
Hi B, like Christine I've not heard of the Pearline fakes either but anything's possible I suppose.  It sounds like an area someone needs to explore.


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Re: Identifying type of crack in class
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2008, 01:01:15 PM »
Seems unlikely that it would actually be uranium glass: I haven't seen any Chinese uranium glass. In my experience sparkle does not relate to newness in glass, rather to lack of dust and nicotine stains. Perhaps you could take some photos for us.

Are we talking blue or yellow pearline. Perhaps your friend is confused by items that weren't actually reheated to achieve the pearline edges; these too are genuine.

Anne, perhaps this bit should be split off


 

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