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Offline Pain

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Fains glassworks
« on: August 31, 2009, 08:35:42 PM »
Another one I have been working on for a while.  I have an odd colour green crystal bowl which has embossed Fains Depose on it.  I was wondering if any of you lovely people could tell me when and if Fains glassworks was in operation.  I am also assuming Depose is the pattern.  Trying to figure out how old it is or if it is a todays piece.
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Re: Fains glassworks
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 08:37:40 PM »
Meant to ask if Fains glassworks is still in operation doh!
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Re: Fains glassworks
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 09:59:09 PM »
Depose is the same as registered or copyright in English.  I don't know what 'fains' means...is that definitely what it says?  Although I have to say French is NOT my strong point!!


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Re: Fains glassworks
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2009, 10:54:46 PM »
Google translate gives fains depose as wholesome filed - which I take to mean they've registered the design fully. I don't think fains is the maker in this case but I could be wrong!  :-[

On the other hand, I did find a reference in PK to Bayel-Fains as a glassworks, so it could be a place or a works I guess.  :huh:
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Re: Fains glassworks
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 07:05:21 AM »
Hi all please forgive my denseness.  Anne I also saw it in PK thats why I was under the impression Fains was a glasswork but I also could be wrong.  It quite clearly says Fains Depose.  I am very very new to glass and thought as I am in France it would be a perfect time to start collecting European pieces.  The reason I thought Depose was a pattern was that a lot of other belgium and French pieces from other glassworks have depose on them but now I know what it means thanks  :-[
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Re: Fains glassworks
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 07:59:13 AM »
Fains is a place in France (maybe you knew that already, I didn't!) so....maybe it means 'registered in Fains'?

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Re: Fains glassworks
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2009, 11:36:58 AM »
I wondered that too Max. :) 

Pain, no worries, we were all stumped by Depose a couple of years back as others on the board will probably recall!  :-[   ;D
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Re: Fains glassworks
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2009, 03:54:21 PM »
Fains/ Meuse was a glassworks on the Belgian border and operated - if I remember correctly - until 1982. They did lots of pressed glass.

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Re: Fains glassworks
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 08:54:12 PM »
I thought I'd be wrong and I knew Ivo would most likely know the right answer. :) Pressed glass eh Ivo.... did that include trinket sets would you know?
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Re: Fains glassworks
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2009, 07:09:23 AM »
I assume so, I think pK has the original catalogues. They were especially famous for open salts in slag glass.

 

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