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Offline buttonfluff

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Re: Traffic light dish,help please.
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2009, 07:33:41 AM »
Thankyou and im sure ill learn along the way and spot these pieces.The quality isnt poor on my piece the red has some swirling altho the one in the picture link does too,i personally cant see a difference between that one and mine..i guess time will tell..thanks to you all i appreciate it :)
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Re: Traffic light dish,help please.
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2009, 07:35:21 AM »
sorry i do see that mine has more red colour but was going on each piece of glass is slightly different?!!!!     thanks  ..kerryn
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Re: Traffic light dish,help please.
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2009, 07:57:54 AM »
the one in the link looks to be pictured in  bright light and with white background so i tryed a white background .
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Re: Traffic light dish,help please.
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2009, 09:48:22 AM »
"The clear casing is in fact a pale flint colour" I find this phrase rather worrying on the Modernist site. What does it mean? Flint is clear, colourless glass!

Both pieces actually have slightly yellow clear glass (i.e., not good quality), which indicates to me probably Czech mid 20th century, as Dirk said Borocrystal seems likely. That these are so prevalent in the UK, also indicates Czechoslovakia rather than Murano to me; we must have had numerous tons of imports from the country and the glass industry in Murano is so much smaller


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Re: Traffic light dish,help please.
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2009, 02:04:37 PM »
i believe they mean a pale flint colour as in pale brown ,not as in flint glass .
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Re: Traffic light dish,help please.
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2009, 08:20:29 PM »
I was about to make the same comment as Kerryn about the difference between flint glass and flint coloured, but I thought that flint coloured was usually a grey, not quite charcoal shade. Or is this another trans Atlantic difference?

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Re: Traffic light dish,help please.
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2009, 09:10:28 AM »
when i googled flint colour it can apparently be brownish thro to dark grey colours and even blueish ,i have seen brown flint but personally would asociate the term with gray myself...kerryn
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