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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Isle of Wight - what is this please?
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2010, 10:41:49 AM »
Unfortunately it looks like a chip to me. Sometimes these occur when the base is being ground but they are generally much smaller and though they were acceptable on early pressed glass I would say that this is either post-sale damage or a second. The base isn't polished either. Is that OK for early IoW? If not then it's a second.

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Re: Isle of Wight - what is this please?
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2010, 10:53:48 AM »
I can see striations in the chip, I'm afraid, so I agree with Christine.
Most of my IoWSG bits don't have flat bottoms, but the well-shaped base and the flame logo.
My Petit Fleur has a heat finished base - it's shiney, but wrinkled, I have another small early piece which is the same (shiney, but wrinkled).
I have two mushroom things which do not look like seconds to me, but have ground, rather than polished, bases - however, I haven't yet had them positively id'd as IoWSG.
Thanks for the reminder that I need to find this out! :-[
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