thanks to all contributors - and especially to Ivo for trying to keep to the subject
Are 'flashing' and staining', one and the same?? Staining, as I understand it, is the application of a colour, which is then heated to harden it, not glass tho. Surprised Ivo that your trip along the Rhine was that long ago
but I like your souvenirs, although not sure abut the phrase... 'reminiscence of souvenir glasses' - doesn't have that sort of easily remembered jingo ish sort of sound. How about a 'pontil of souvenirs', or is that verreing off the subject. Think I did say Bohemia in my original heading - but these towns are along the Rhine, which as you say is in Germany. Paul S.