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Offline Tony H

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Engraved glass african animals
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:28:53 AM »
Hi Guys

I am looking for a topic about a glass water set? dipicting animals from East Africa I am sure it was by Bernard C, does this ring any bells, it was sometime back also some very good photos in the topic.

The reason I ask is that today I saw a water set given to a couple as a wedding present, the jug had trees and a Giraffe a thumbler with a lion on I was told it was made in Austria for the East Africa Trade.

Tony H

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Re: Engraved glass african animals
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 09:20:59 AM »
Tony — I believe you were looking for topic Roland Ward & Co - Engraved Decanters.

A peculiarity of the GMB search is that you won't find it with a search on "elephant", whereas a search on "elephants" comes up with the goods.   A search on "elephants" and "lions" comes up with just the Roland Ward topic.

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Re: Engraved glass african animals
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 09:46:26 AM »
Hi Bernard
Many thanks for your reply, do you have anymore info on this also I was sure you posted some photos.

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Re: Engraved glass african animals
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 09:53:36 AM »
Tony — Sorry, I saw the decanter at a fair, and I was sans camera.

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Re: Engraved glass african animals
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2009, 02:37:31 AM »
Bernard
An update.

My wife and I where out for a drive to enjoy the last of our sunshine and look a the Antique Shops on our way, take a look at what we found.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/d554to/RowlandWardglass.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v325/d554to/RowlandWardlabel.jpg

There are two more a buffalo and a lion very hard to photo, I have seen some of your photos of glass, can you give me some tips.

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Re: Engraved glass african animals
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 04:11:15 PM »
Seen in a glass auction catalogue recently!

A GROUP OF GERMAN ENGRAVED CRYSTAL GLASSES, retailed by Roland Ward Nairobi Kenya , all decorated with various African animals including Lions, Rhinoceros, Giraffe, Elephant, Buffalo, and Antelope. Six stem wine glasses, five straight sided tumblers with slice cut bases and four conical liqueur glasses with circular bases. Engraved marks to bases and applied manufacturers labels. 5.25", 4" and 3.25" High respectively. (15).

Sold for £180
 
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Re: Engraved glass african animals
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 05:00:37 PM »
Wow - fabby bit of extra info - and nearly two years after the original discussion.  ;D
thank-you!
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Re: Engraved glass african animals
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 05:22:53 PM »
Kind regards

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Re: Engraved glass african animals
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 08:17:28 PM »
Stephan, are these new versions of those previously linked to please?
thanks
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Re: Engraved glass african animals
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 09:02:26 PM »
Thank you all,  I have just been transported home for a little while....I grew up in East Africa.
The only other work that has moved me so before is Lesley Pykes beautiful engraving.....her Gloriosa Lily took me back to my Mother's wonderful garden out there.
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