You know I have seen and sold glass with the Murano sticker and the â€˜G Hardyâ€™ sticker in the past. For the life of me I can't remember what the other labels were.
I think there is a lot of research to be done on what items Hardy imported from Italy & Murano.
All the research so far has gone on Scandinavian items, we know they imported from Elme, GadderÃ¥s, Alsterfors, Aseda, Alsterbro, Reijmyre, SÃ¶lvehyttan, and many other companies - using the silver sticker.
What about the red Venetian sticker, I have it on many a piece and in different forms here is a version with â€˜Lidoâ€™ above the motif. It obviously means something but no one seems to know. I think it is interesting that as with the Scandinavian label variations were used for Venetian labels. What can they tell us about the items being imported?http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/lido1.jpghttp://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/lido2.jpg
I know as little as anyone else (unless someone knows but has missed the thread) but will make this a project, I guess the best place to start is at Companies House, any old records â€“ any suggestions welcome
I know that G Hardy operated around 1950s to late 1960s so at least my piece is not brand new - although I am sure some early 1970s pieces carry the label, Aseda etc. mmmmmm