Sorry, I was in a bit of a rush when I wrote my message - I'd only just got in and I was typing about the set I saw before I forgot whilst the bath was running (it was a very hot and dusty day on Sunday).
I meant that the glass on the glasses was too thin. :oops: They were very lightweight and delicate with only slightly weighted bases.
On the amber pitcher (from yesterday, not the one at the beginning of the thread) the spout seemed too deep. The jug I had had quite a shallow spout by comparison. And the angle of the spout was a lot more inclined than even mine. I mean, this could be down to production variations, obviously - but it just seems strange that this one small part of the Harlekiini range was released in 3 (or potentially more) different colours.
I know there were other companies at the time making VERY similar jugs, because I've one in a very dark turquoise and incredibly thick glass, so it's entirely possible these different-coloured ones were made by someone else (it's even possible that Harlekiini-coloured ones were made by different companies, just to confuse things - as all the photos of genuine Harlekiini I've seen have the quite long handles, and all of our pitchers (except in the last link) have short triangular ones). I would have been tempted to buy the amber set, just to photograph and compare, if the num-nuts at the antique centre hadn't labelled it as Whitefriars and marked it up at £50. :roll:
Edit: Another thing I've just noticed from photos of genuine pitchers that doesn't come across on any of ours.... the base of the jug should have rounded edges, whereas all of ours *seem* to be angular. Except in the one with the long handle. :oops: I fear all of our pitchers might be knock-offs! :lol: I feel guilty about selling mine now. :lol:
Quick snapshot of my similar
one in very thick dark glass: