Max............... so sorry to hear that you're feeling grotty, keep warm and hope you feel better very soon
Know what you mean about typing on a small keyboard, it's one of the reasons I had to get a mobile phone with large keys - can't get on with these stupidly small dinky things - and if like me you touch type, it makes it worse - I guess that for those people who search for the keys visually, they can at least see which one they're supposed to be hitting. I envy you the piece of NazEing - is it the Roger Phillippo wine cooling carafe (rather than a real decanter??) - I've never seen one, although I believe there are two versions, one with a sort of imitation cut faceted surface decoration - whilst the other is just plain smooth glass.
Thanks for the offer to contact Kim Thrower - I did visit her several years ago, and she was kind enough to sign my copy of the 'small' book.
Christine and John..........thanks for the information - the backstamp is just on the inside of where the piece stands when placed on a surface as in my picture i.e. where the curve starts to make the return into the inner bulbous part. Did you mean clutching at 'stems', John
JAK - very many thanks - would seem you are spot on
.........glad you said 'hers', as I might have thought Sam was a bloke
. If you google as suggested, and try the link that begins 'www.chinaetc
' there are one or two that come very close to mine. Some which stand with the 'pocket' at the base, and others in reverse. I don't know how successful or otherwise these pieces were, but in view of the fact that they are quite recent designs I don't recall seeing them before. Some appear to be bi-coloured. thanks again.