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Anonymous:
Thank you for identifying these pieces Ivo and Bernard.

Ivo - Can you recommend any good reference books on early (C19th and earlier) plain, uncut glasses ? I've seen plenty relating to the fancy cut pieces but as yet none about simple rummers and other drinking glasses etc

 Bernard - Do you think that the lamp looks ok or has it been mixed and matched?

Thanks again
                   David

Ivo:

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Ivo - Can you recommend any good reference books on early (C19th and earlier) plain, uncut glasses ? I've seen plenty relating to the fancy cut pieces but as yet none about simple rummers and other drinking glasses etc
David
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The best reference for styles and shapes for me is "Dansk Glas 1825-1925" - except it is in Danish which will do you no good at all (I tell you it's a struggle). Then there are the rather expensive tomes of "The Glass Industry at Sandwich" - with a lot of overlap into areas of lesser interest (such as pressglass). Both these books research the historical production of a specific glass industry, and will show specific examples which can be interpreted as generic ones, too. But at least they contain the humbler items.
As you found out, as soon as someone highlights fancy glass you get selected examples. "Investing in Georgian Glass" by Ward Lloyd (1969!) is not bad - but leaf through it first and don't overpay.

Bernard C:

--- Quote from: "David" ---Can you recommend any good reference books on early (C19th and earlier) plain, uncut glasses ? I've seen plenty relating to the fancy cut pieces but as yet none about simple rummers and other drinking glasses etc.
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Cheap & cheerful is E. Barrington Hayes, Glass through the ages, Pelican, 1948, revised 1959.   I paid £2.50 for mine.   Apart from many bw photographs, it has a good section on bowls, stems, and feet.


--- Quote from: "David" ---Do you think that the lamp looks ok or has it been mixed and matched?
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I said it looks okay in your photograph — it was just a general warning.

Bernard C.  8)

david31162:
Thanks folks. Ill get searching for some of these books.
David

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