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« on: October 22, 2005, 02:48:02 AM »
http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-661 I found this recently, it was so dirty that I couldn't tell what colour it was! Cleaned up it is frosted, octagonal, with a criss-cross pattern combining diamonds and thumbnail type depressions. I have taken a closeup of the pattern as well: http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-660

Does anyone know who made it please? I can't decide how old it may be... it has some wear on the base, and has been around a bit judging by the muck it was covered in.  Is it old, new, English, foreign, or what? Any thoughts welcomed.


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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2005, 09:45:29 AM »
Nice piece Anne. Well I like it anyway. How big is it ?
From the first pic I thought there, may be some opalescence but from the second it appears not. In the second pic are we looking at the inside or the outside of it ? Is the frosting feel smooth to the touch ? Silky ?

I would guess French, having surmised from other postings at not all French glass is marked despite the fact I have several pieces of very modest quality which is. It seemed logical that if they mark the cheap stuff anything else would be too....perhaps not.

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2005, 10:44:45 AM »
So all the cheap stuff is marked with an embossed "France" stamp.

Is it me or does the plate look like it is cut glass that has been frosted? It's very sharp.


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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2005, 02:08:56 PM »
Peter, thank you, I measured it and then forgot to add the size to the post!  :-[  It is 8¾ inches across (flat side to flat side) and 9½ inches across (from point to point).  The pattern is on the underside, the topside is very shiny smooth and reflective which is why it looks vaguely opalscent (it isn't really). The second pic shows it held up to the window (my blurred fingers top right) with the unfrosted side towards the camera. The frosting is fairly smooth, satin rather than silk, but not rough and harsh. I feel it's not English, but I couldn't come up with where I thought it may be from. No idea how old it is either.

Guest is right, the pattern is very sharp but I think it's moulded rather than cut. The diamonds are noticeably pointed and crisp.


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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2005, 04:55:39 PM »
OK we now have a bowl in the same pattern as my octagonal plate... see t'other Anne's thread here... http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,2883.0.html and we're still no wiser as to who made them (except we think not Sowerby).

Update: this now looks like the same plate as David has listed as Chance Britannia pattern... see here: http://www.chanceglass.net/


 

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