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Offline Bernard C

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Smoke-coloured decanter for id please - possibly Afors?
« on: August 31, 2010, 07:06:23 AM »

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Re: Smoke-coloured decanter for id please
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2010, 07:21:09 AM »
That decanter is down as 'unidentified as yet' in a catalogue from Andy McConnell from one of his talks.  :)



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Re: Smoke-coloured decanter for id please
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 07:37:45 AM »
They're very common in the UK (one of my local charity shops has no less than two on their shelves), and are often mis-sold as Whitefriars 'Twilight' - but I seem to recall someone on here suggesting the possibility that they're Swedish, although I forget which factory.

Edit: Here we go - http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,22191.msg126045.html#msg126045 (the Afors/Gordon suggestion might be a little wishful thinking, given their charity shop / eBay frequency - but at least UK manufacture can be discounted).


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Re: Smoke-coloured decanter for id please
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 09:11:28 AM »
Max & Nic β€” Thanks for your speedy replies.   Like Andy By the Thames in the linked topic, I was sure that it was British when I bought it.

Mods:- please would you move this to the Scandinavian forum with a revised title:

Smoke-coloured decanter for id please, possibly Afors?

Hopefully that will sort out Graham Cooley's Afors suggestion one way or the other.

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Re: Smoke-coloured decanter for id please
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 09:30:45 AM »
The strange thing is that in the Harrow Museum in the WF/s cabinet there is a similar one but it has a handle coming from just under the lip to the top of the body other than that i believe the shape is the same . :huh:


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Re: Smoke-coloured decanter for id please
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 11:59:54 AM »
Despite their "common-ness", they are very attractive and well-made pieces.
(charity shops up here are awash with smoke-coloured Caithness Morven decanters. I've personally not seen one of these up here in charity shops, but my brother in London uses them for storing his oils in the kitchen.)
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Re: Smoke-coloured decanter for id please - possibly Afors?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 10:05:43 AM »
Just noticed the remains of what looks like a British pre-decimalisation price label on the base, which, if correct, suggests a pre-1971 date.

Any further ideas?

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