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Offline Carolyn Preston

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Re: Art Deco Stuart Crystal
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 07:41:01 PM »
I would have thought dessert bowls, but stand to be corrected. :)

Hi Pete, some dimensions would help us to determine possible uses. If you take a picture, against a white background with a dark liquid in one of the glasses, we would probably be able to appreciate the design more clearly. (Coffee -- room temp. or flat coke works well).

Here is a link to help with your picture dilemma (that spelling doesn't look right, but oh well):  http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,6522.0.html

Worse case scenario, take the large pictures and then email them to one of us and we will post them for you.

And, most importantly, welcome to the forum.

Carolyn


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Re: Art Deco Stuart Crystal
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 09:24:45 PM »
Hello Carolyn  -  having looked at a combination of Miller's pix and the images in the link from Ross  -  I'm inclined to think that those pieces with an everted rim are the grapefruits/desserts/sweets/sorbets  -  and any similar examples but without that sort of flared rim are probably the champagnes.       There does appear to be quite a difference in size between  some of these bowl type pieces.      I have looked through the pix in the link from Ross, but still don't think I've seen Pete's particular design.


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Re: Art Deco Stuart Crystal
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2012, 10:19:12 PM »
My best guesstimate of the age of the catalog is around 1964.  Whereas your design is likely to be 20s & 30s era or maybe a little earlier since the touck marks is for 1926 on.

Naming what it is - take your pick.  Sweet dish, Dessert comport, champagne, all seem possible - indeed allowable.

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Re: Art Deco Stuart Crystal
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2012, 11:12:08 AM »
I have found the same shape but always with a different pattern. That link from Ross Shows I have missed at least one nice piece of Crystal and will be using it again. I have tried the Irfan site and hope this works. I saw that the 'Champagnes' have a straight lip so I agree these would be desserts. I am setting up with Glass Gallery as well so I can upload my decent photos (after some practise). I will do as Carolyn suggests when I'm at home. Thanks again all. Pete

Still not the best mark picture, will try the flour and coffee  ;D I really need organise myself better !!
Pete. :-)


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Re: Art Deco Stuart Crystal
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2012, 01:37:23 PM »
They do seem a big improvement, just a little tweaking on the focus now :).        There is a little wrinkle that has been given to us by Antiquerose  -  which involves placing a magnifying lens between the camera and subject to give a bigger picture image than just using the macro setting.        It needs a little practice, and not all lenses seem to work, but when you do manage to get it right the the result is quite amazing  -  especially useful for photographing smallish back stamps.
I would agree with the straight lipped edge being the champers glasses.           Stuart glass can, on occasions, be reasonably common at flea markets and boot sales, and surprisingly quite a few of the older pieces still turn up showing a wide range of designs, with the Stratford and Woodchester patterns heading the list, perhaps.


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Re: Art Deco Stuart Crystal
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2012, 01:47:35 PM »
I now have a couple of deisgns in my head just from this subject. I love the learning. The magnifying glass sounds good. I have the one that can hold objects in front of it. Will have a play later.
Pete. :-)


 

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