... che sara, sara, what ever will be will be ...
Thanks, Pamela, I had forgotten that one. It will come in useful on this year's visit to Murano, especially when contemplating their mysteriously inedible breakfasts!
Barbara â€” I can understand why you considered a Manchester source; these glassworks were superb at post-moulding modifications. Only today, sorting for the MK fair, I was looking at three amazing examples of Manchester, a PV and a M&W pickle jar and a PV oil cruet. It takes forever to convince anyone that the four bottles in the EPNS cruet stand were all pressed in the same mould (hobnail pattern, registered design with lozenge, looks the same as your bowl). The usual response is "How can they be pressed glass, they must have been mould-blown?". Well they are not mould-blown but pressed. You don't get sharp right-angle internal corners inside a mould-blown bottle. They are square in cross-section, so must have been made with a long plain upper section, which was then re-heated and worked into the various tops, some with cut decoration. See Thompson, p 50, bottle on the right. This is the same. Pressed glass, reshaped, with cut shoulders.
Are you certain that you have no registration lozenge? Some PV and M&W lozenges are very faint.