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Offline kimanded

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can anyone id this decanter thanks
« on: September 28, 2009, 11:13:41 PM »
hi all this is another one of our car boot finds at the weekend. a decanter.
its 10 inches high any id on this would be great thanks kim & ed  :)

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Re: can anyone id this decanter thanks
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2009, 01:09:10 AM »
Kim & Ed — Most, if not all the major glassworks in the UK, together with at least one in Europe, made the Thistle pattern, simply because it had been around for a very long time, and there was always a demand for replacements.   I can't tell from your photographs whether it is cut or mould-blown.   If cut, and it's not been overpolished by acid, you will find faint striations on the cut surfaces.   As you may have realised, the stopper is not the original.

Here's CameraJim's simple and cheap way of photographing clear glass.

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2009, 02:59:47 AM »
... and here's a better link, which will give you access to all CameraJim's helpful information.

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Re: can anyone id this decanter thanks
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 09:39:39 AM »
hi thanks bernard c for info so far. the decanter is mould- blown. 
we did think it was the thistle pattern. style. shame its not  :cry:
we have put another picture on hope this is a little better in the day light. kim & ed  :)

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Re: can anyone id this decanter thanks
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2009, 10:18:07 AM »
Kim & Ed — It is the Thistle pattern, however it was made.   These mould blown decanters are generally known as cordial decanters, and many are marked with a registration number, pre-WWI by German glassworks or importers, later by factors such as Lang, giving no clue as to their originating glassworks, but probably somewhere in eastern Europe.   A reasonable collection can be built up quite cheaply, much like Avons.   While many had a stopper designed to match the decanter, a good number came with a standard "cooking" stopper design.

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