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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2006, 04:43:06 PM »
Not sure I'd ever have enough pressed glass to be able to make a comparison Bernard  :shock:  :wink:  Interesting point though...perhaps I'll start looking a bit harder in future.

I've taken a really good photo of the Reg No. on the gondola - could you have a look?   :)

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« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2006, 04:52:39 PM »
Max — Great photo.   Can't be sure from memory, but it looks rather like Burtles Tate.   There will be plenty of opportunity for resolving this for certain at the Cambridge fair.

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« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2006, 05:08:14 PM »
Thanks Bernard, I rather hope it is Burtles Tate.  Hopefully I'll see you at Cambridge on 24th September.  :wink:  :D  :D
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« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2006, 05:55:20 AM »
Max — another recent example of this punch font identification technique is at topic Russian vaseline dessert coupe / goblet / tea glass c1850

If you compare the unusual open-topped 4 on the base of mine with the 4 in the full factory mark shown in the PK article, you will see that they are from the same punch, proving that my dessert coupe is an original Russian factory variant (probably for the export market — without the Russian Cyrillic factory name) and not a French or American version.

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« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2006, 08:35:24 AM »
Oh yes, I see.  That was a great piece of combined detective work, and certainly helpful that the 4 was in an unusual style.  Thank you for bringing it to my attention...I missed it the first time round!   :x  :D
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« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2006, 06:17:21 AM »
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Crumbs Bernard, surely no-one can identify things by the punched font can they?!  That's really going the extra mile...or is there a book published about them? ...

Max — With Cambridge on Sunday, I thought I would read this thread again, just to refresh my memory ... and I found this.

Please don't place too much reliance on books, occasionally of rather variable quality.   My little collection of books, journals, catalogues and pamphlets is fairly well sprinkled with pencilled marginal notes and question marks.

And don't forget that police forces worldwide have been using punched fonts as evidence since Victorian times, only in this case more usually through a typewriter ribbon onto paper.

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« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2006, 08:12:34 PM »
Big thanks to Bernard Cavalot for taking the time to examine this gondola at the Cambridge Glass Fair.   :D  :D

Due to the style of registration font, the mouldmaking and production values, Bernard felt it was reasonably safe to assume the gondola was manufactured by Greener.  For myself, checking the registration font with another Greener piece owned by Philip Housden was interesting (never thought of checking fonts before!) and lead me to concur with Bernard thoughts.

There's always room for discussion though, and any other information would be interesting.  

Many thanks to all who have taken part in the Great Gondola Hunt, it's been an informative and educational journey for me.   :D  :D
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