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Offline Ivo

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« on: October 21, 2005, 10:17:14 AM »
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Set of five finger bowls, square base, 4 vertical ribs. Perfectly polished bottom and rim. Maybe lower end lead crystal or semicrystal - does not ring as loudly as the shape suggests. Looks a bit German to me.
Any suggestions for further research?
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 03:48:44 PM »
Ivo, how about Scandinavia? Finger bowls are essential there! (Flusskrebse! crayfish!)
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 06:50:22 PM »
a perfectly polished base also sounds swedish - remembers me of 'difficulties' between Murano and Sweden... :?:
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2005, 07:55:17 PM »
that is a very good suggestion - I had no idea that fingerbowls were essential up north, I seem to associate them mostly with bĂĽrgerliche Tischkultur - monogrammed napkins, damast tablecloths, monogrammed forks, knife rests - I only play that game on special occasions nowadays.  
The quality is impeccable, and I agree - they might well be Swedish.  So I checked: the bottom finish is the same as on my Rondo glasses from Kosta and  the colour is a near match.   :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2005, 07:58:15 PM »
Finger bowls were also an essential part of any formal dinner at least until the 1950's in the UK. My gran had glass ones and mother had china.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2005, 08:28:01 PM »
Frank, but had they crayfish in a formal dinner? I do not know whether you know what I know about crayfish parties  8)
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2005, 08:29:03 PM »
tmaritta! help please?!
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2005, 08:54:47 PM »
Frank, but do they have crayfish in formal dinner's? I do not know whether you know what I know about crayfish parties.

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Frank, but have they got crayfish in formal dinner's? I do not know whether you know what I know about crayfish parties

Is that what you mean't Pamela?

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2005, 09:23:39 PM »
Ivo, returning to your quest on finger bowls: best wishes and good luck on your investigating - loved to read the outcome!
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2005, 10:32:52 AM »
I did not even know that people ate crayfish in the days of finger-bowls at home. The mind boggles (a colloquial term for extreme curiosity) at what customs prevail at your crayfish parties.
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