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Offline keith

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Three Chances,one question...
« on: June 01, 2010, 03:41:47 PM »
3 inch Britannia pin tray,5 inch ruby swirl and 14.5 inch 'longboat' hammered? :huh:


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Re: Three Chances,one question...
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 04:54:40 PM »
Pintray is opal glass Keith, like the one I sold recently on eBay. I have one in clear glass still too but without the coronation decal.


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Re: Three Chances,one question...
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2010, 06:58:42 PM »
Thanks Anne,
          Really like the little pintray,found it in a 'military collectables' shop in a back street of Wolverhampton,it was the green tray I wondered about,it is hammered isn't it? only it looks a bit different to those in the book, :huh:


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Re: Three Chances,one question...
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010, 07:54:06 PM »
Pintray is opal glass Keith, like the one I sold recently on eBay. I have one in clear glass still too but without the coronation decal.
It should be clear glass, with sprayed white enamel to the outside.
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Re: Three Chances,one question...
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 09:26:19 PM »
It does have a slight 'opal' look when backlit by sunlight and has,looking through a lens,a smoother texture than the blue Britannia bowl I have :huh:


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Re: Three Chances,one question...
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 09:40:27 PM »
I would be very surprised if it were opal. The one I have is sprayed, although it does have a smooth velvety feel. The point is, you have to appreciate that Chance, apart from some very rare examples, exclusively pressed clear glass. This was mainly due to the production difficulties in switching colours. The only coloured domestic pressed glass I know of are some very rare examples of Spiderweb.
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Re: Three Chances,one question...
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2010, 10:00:56 PM »
Nope, mine was definitely not sprayed on David.


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Re: Three Chances,one question...
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 10:19:51 PM »
OK, Keith, is it an ultra-smooth (fire-polished) finish, or slightly velvety?
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Re: Three Chances,one question...
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 12:33:57 AM »
Bit strange this one,the inside 'wall' of the bowl I would say is velvety the inside base fire polished and the outside also fire polished :huh:,there is a slight iridescence in some lights when using a lens :huh: :huh:


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Re: Three Chances,one question...
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2010, 06:46:18 AM »
Isn't opal more of a sold white as in Cut Pearl? If it were opal wouldn't it be shiny on both sides, otherwise it would have to have been satinated. I vote for enamelled.

 



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