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Offline 18thCGlass

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Re: Cut crystal jug / ewer with strap handle
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2009, 05:02:05 PM »
Hi Bernard

At first glance; yes, your jug does look 1st 1/2 19th C; but to me, it doesn't quite add up. As you have mentioned; the strap handle, even though it was generally superceded by the stronger dab handle in the 1860's continued to be produced, so can't be relied upon as a definitive dating feature. The way the handle is formed and the style and general 'feel' of the cutting doesn't quite ring true with me as early 19th C; and the item as a whole has the look of a later pruduced piece. Cut glass other than Irish Georgian isn't really a strong suite for me; but I feel your jug may well date to the 1920's/30's when a lot of 'Georgian revival' glass was produced.

Trev.

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Re: Cut crystal jug / ewer with strap handle
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2009, 07:03:47 PM »
I agree with Trev on this. It does not look like mid 19thc to me. Too clean and strap is too uniform. 1920's reproduction.
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Re: Cut crystal jug / ewer with strap handle
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2009, 07:29:56 PM »
i would also go with 20th C. ...the earlier suggestion about american doesn't ring true either - certainly not in the cut glass tradition...my first impression was eastern european latter half of 20th C. but would not defend that statement without handling or better pictures (although the photography was excellent).....how is that for conviction? :-\

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Re: Cut crystal jug / ewer with strap handle
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2009, 01:25:54 AM »
Thanks Christine and Bernard for all your help  :kissy:  :chky:

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Re: Cut crystal jug / ewer with strap handle
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2009, 02:19:20 AM »
Trev, Ming, & Tony — Grateful thanks for your time and interest.   So it looks as if I've bought a water jug for our dinner table!   That's OK, we needed one anyway.  ;D

Carolyn — Glad you found this discussion useful.

One point I failed to make above is that none of the patents / registrations cited by Hajdamach were actually for a dab handle — they were for other features.   It just shows that there can be valuable information found in patents and registrations incidental to the specific patent or registration itself.

Bernard C.  8)
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