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Author Topic: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse  (Read 1161 times)

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Offline goyjus

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Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« on: August 09, 2011, 05:33:17 PM »
I suspect this is may be a new piece of glass pretending to be old but thought I'd ask for some opinions.

It has a rough pontil mark to the base.

Any thoughts?
Many thanks, Anthony

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Re: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 06:04:58 PM »
Difficult to say from the picture, although looking at the neck, it looks like it has had a stopper at some point.

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Re: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 06:30:40 PM »
Reijmyre, not sure when.

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Re: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 08:04:16 PM »
Thanks Greg. Yes, I think it probably would have had a stopper originally.

Many thanks, Ivo - I will email the factory and see if they can provide further information.
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Re: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 09:11:22 AM »
I've emailed Reijmyre and they don't think it's one of their pieces. Any other thoughts?
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Re: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 10:54:17 AM »
Here is a picture of mine which was IDd as Reijmyre some years ago by someone in the Swedish glass forum. It seems some uncertainty remains - but at least you now know what the stopper looked like.

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Re: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 11:06:03 AM »
Ah! I should've known better than to doubt the expertise on this forum!

Many thanks Ivo - I'll keep an eye out for the stopper!

Unfortunately, someone has seen fit to drill a hole in the side of mine too - presumably to make a lamp. But I still think it's a great piece of glass.

The very helpful - though apparently mistaken - lady at Reijmyre gave me some more places to try. If I manage to get a date or any other information through these sources, I'll be sure to let you know.
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Re: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 11:27:06 AM »
With a hole in the side you'll hardly need a stopper.  :ooh:

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Re: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 11:28:42 AM »
lol. quite so!
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Re: Etched Glass Bottle - Galleon and Lighthouse
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011, 09:22:04 AM »
As promised, here's the response I got from the Curator of the Ostergotlands Museum in Sweden:

'I have got your mail about your bottle with engravings.
 
I have not seen anything like your bottle made by Reijmyre Glasbruk.
 
It´s rather difficult to have an oppinion about your bottle. I think it´s from the 20th century,
but I can´t tell you if it´s made in Sweden or elsewhere.'

So, there we go. Not really sure where that leaves us really...
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