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Author Topic: Dartington Marguerite vase acid etch mark help please  (Read 1181 times)

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Offline Kez

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Dartington Marguerite vase acid etch mark help please
« on: June 27, 2011, 03:47:38 PM »
Hello , this vase has an acid etch mark on the base that I am wondering if it will help date the vase . I have read that this blue colour was started in the 1980 , but I cannot find info on the marking . Any help would be great , with thanks .

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Re: Dartington Marguerite vase acid etch mark help please
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2011, 04:47:19 PM »

don't know if this helps because I couldn't see if it was the same colour  :-\
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,32681.msg176915.html#msg176915

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Re: Dartington Marguerite vase acid etch mark help please
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2011, 05:07:51 PM »
Thanks , it is a lighter blue than the cobalt blue colour in the link photo

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Re: Dartington Marguerite vase acid etch mark help please
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 05:15:06 PM »
Hi - I have the same in green:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/skillkraft/5815452514/

I read on here - somewhere - that an acid mark denotes the last decade or so.  I'm not sure how accurate that is though.

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Re: Dartington Marguerite vase acid etch mark help please
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2011, 05:18:48 PM »
This site gives some indication of when this acid etched mark was used.
http://www.great-glass.co.uk/glass%20notes/markd-h.htm

There is another link here:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,2175.0.html
that might help with dating.
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Re: Dartington Marguerite vase acid etch mark help please
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2011, 06:53:47 PM »
According to Mark Hill, blue Marguerites were introduced in 1992. The shade of blue can vary.

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Re: Dartington Marguerite vase acid etch mark help please
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2011, 07:49:43 PM »
The mark is sand-blasted not acid etched. Good to learn the difference as it can help dating pieces as post circa 1970.

Firstly the use of a stencil and secondly the texture of fine pitting as opposed to the smooth frosting of acid etching.
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Re: Dartington Marguerite vase acid etch mark help please
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2011, 08:42:14 PM »
Not sure about Great-Glass's dates there, I can only remember seeing this mark on later production, never on anything from the late 60s into the 70s.

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