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Author Topic: Molineaux Webb - early pressed glass candlesticks  (Read 3519 times)

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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Molineaux Webb - early pressed glass candlesticks
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 07:36:45 AM »
Here is a link to my Regina 493
http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=921
And I have just picked up a 498, also in canary flint, though it isn't quite as acidy yellow. Pics to follow

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Re: Molineaux Webb - early pressed glass candlesticks
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2013, 05:11:55 PM »
Here is the 498 in canary flint

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Re: Molineaux Webb - early pressed glass candlesticks
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2017, 08:47:47 PM »
Found in an antique shop in Bath today, 493 Regina candlestick, 8 inches tall, first one known in plain flint, weighs a ton - yippee!

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Re: Molineaux Webb - early pressed glass candlesticks
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2017, 09:42:33 PM »
Congratulations Neil  -  lovely find           ............  but I'm unsure why the expression 'canary flint' is used  -  I know of course what each word implies, but doesn't that make for a contradiction of terms?     Were flints used instead of sand for these pieces, and isn't the word flint confined to describing clear glass - but then only if made using flints? :)

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Re: Molineaux Webb - early pressed glass candlesticks
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2017, 10:04:42 PM »
I always thought it was an American term.

It's explained here:
http://www.justglass.com/documents/articles/reyne/canary.html

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Re: Molineaux Webb - early pressed glass candlesticks
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2017, 10:12:31 PM »
ooh that's beautiful Neil.  So if it's heavy, would it be lead crystal?  I'm just thinking about the 'becher' question.

and what date are we talking for these?  Christine I absolutely love that colour - it's fabulous.
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Re: Molineaux Webb - early pressed glass candlesticks
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2017, 10:24:09 PM »
thanks Neil - am sure your understanding is correct - perhaps we might wish it had stayed there - unfortunate how some misleading phrases and expressions rub off and spread around. ;)

P.S.   never mind, only a few more ink wells to go ;)

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Re: Molineaux Webb - early pressed glass candlesticks
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 08:55:17 AM »
ff, I would say the date for these candlesticks is 1850s

 

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