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Author Topic: How does one identify "rock-crystal" glass?  (Read 8428 times)

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: How does one identify "rock-crystal" glass?
« Reply #60 on: September 23, 2010, 11:03:31 AM »
Claret jugs are decanters with style and pizzazz, Thomas' collection, I agree, is absolutely world class ....
and Thomas' contribution here is also world class!
I hadn't thought of pomegranates.
I've got a better image of the fruits.
(I haven't got grey paper, holographic silver didn't do the trick, and my 3 bulb led torch brought out the water staining to the point I couldn't see the cuts  :-[ )

I've put in a couple of images with an Edinburgh crystal wineglass (Iona) and a Tudor one with thistles.

(but I'm afraid I've ended up with a bit of a lousy background)
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Re: How does one identify "rock-crystal" glass?
« Reply #61 on: September 23, 2010, 12:19:14 PM »
your wonderful cut glass fruitsalad  :hiclp: images are much better now - congratulations !!
i think it took me a year to make pics like yours are now :-)
some more trying and they are really top images !!!
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Re: How does one identify "rock-crystal" glass?
« Reply #62 on: September 23, 2010, 01:13:30 PM »
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Shucks!
I've just been thinking that if the fruits are pears, peaches, goosberries and lemons/limes and grapes, these are  fruits associated with the flavours of white wine.
I wonder if there might be a "twin" to this piece, with fruit flavours associated with red wine?
(now I can't remember which images I've posted.....)
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Re: How does one identify "rock-crystal" glass?
« Reply #63 on: September 24, 2010, 02:57:08 AM »
I wrote this earlier today but it doesn't seem to have appeared so I probably forgot to press 'post'!

The decanter looks wonderful now and your new photos are so much better.  Sorry if I got a little side tracked with this discussion!  Looked at images for pomegranates and poppies, pomegranates seem to always have six points to crown but poppies seem more variable 8 - 10 or so, therefore think they must be poppies after all and apologies again for false trail.  Both symbolise fertility and prosperity.  They are definitely depictions of pears not figs, on that I am certain as the leaves are very different. 
 
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Re: How does one identify "rock-crystal" glass?
« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2010, 06:17:35 AM »
Sue — Following your request I am replying to this topic rather reluctantly as I have nothing to add.   My knowledge of rock crystal is little more than studying Wolfenden and Hajdamach I & II, the standard reference works, and having two or three beautiful examples — but only wineglasses — through my hands.   I have no experience of decanters and other larger pieces in rock crystal.

Sorry about that.

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Re: How does one identify "rock-crystal" glass?
« Reply #65 on: September 30, 2010, 10:43:02 AM »
Thank you so much Bernard, I thought it might be much more your area than mine as I'm really a fish out of water regarding this sort of period.  I'd rather know you don't know, than think you hadn't seen it or were ignoring me!
(innate paranoia  :-[ )
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Re: How does one identify "rock-crystal" glass?
« Reply #66 on: June 20, 2013, 04:15:35 PM »
I was wondering if some kind mods, when time is available, would try to clean this thread up a bit, pretty, please?
The photobucket links can be removed, (resized images are posted directly to the board later) - somebody has complained to me that just going to those links resulted in so much rubbish and advertising appearing that he had to clean his whole pc up afterwards.
And there is a load of wibble about posting images that is interfering with trying to glean what scant info. actually is here.
Only when it 's convenient! and thank you very much, in advance.  :)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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