Ivo I have also read of experiments to produce 'bone glass' in England in the early 19th. I think when I was researching opaline glass developments. And I did put that information somewhere on the board. I'll try and find it.
Peter - that's beautiful!! intrigued to know where it will eventually end up both time wise and country/region wise. Looks quite Indian/Persian in the design of the animal? but that could mean anything
With regards the bowl and cup sets, the links to the pieces for sale by that seller are v. interesting :
- There are two with the bird enamelling, neither attributed or identified to a place yet (bearing out Peter's comments that Thuringia may or may not be right and the ongoing research into identifying where made).
- One of them has the similar molding to Mat's (and has most similar enamel decoration to mine).
- The other is plain blown as mine is and has similar decoration to mine but not as close as the molded one.
Both dated as c1780.
- Whereas the Fluhli identified sets are 'spatter' decor as per Peter's, one plum and the other multi coloured, dated 1760, again maybe reflecting your information Peter about developments in producing them spreading across to other countries? Or maybe just indicating that they might have been produced in the same area/region but later?
- One is molded as Mat mentioned. Mat I can see your enamelled decoration in it's limited colour palate compares to those pieces. But it does have the gilding over the flowers and it is hand enamelled rather than being decorated with spatter chips. I wonder if that will eventually indicate that it was made elsewhere other than Fluhli?
Or it might be the link between the molded spatter and the molded enamelled pieces and indicate they all came from a similar region?
The molded design is interesting because it appears on your set, a spatter set, and also on a set enamelled with similar decoration to mine.
(I've only added this information for future reference in case the links disappear and then we'll have no idea what was being discussed. I'm aware I'm stating the obvious at the moment