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Offline adam20

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Caithness Glasses
« on: September 19, 2012, 02:29:02 PM »
Just bought along with the six Canisbay goblets (see other post) - I am certain these are Caithness in a peat colour, four (whisky?) glasses or tumblers, 9cm high - both sets are immaculate, I think they were bought and lived in a display cabinet for years - I havn't got my Mark Hill book on me so I can't check up on these - anybody?

Adam


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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 04:16:49 PM »
I found 4 of these last week myself, Adam. ;D
I was delighted - they do not turn up often.
I trip over Caithness decanters but the glasses are never there.
I am suspecting these are Morven, but would love to know for sure myself.
I see these even less often than I see Cannisbay glasses.

One of mine is marked Caithness on the bottom - etched in very big script. 3 have a similar heat smoothed base, with a funny wee mark in the middle which I cannot decide should be there or not. It's vaguely crown, or hand-shaped. It is possibly a tool mark. The other glass has had a flat circular something pressed into the base, to make a shallow well shape.
They all match - and they all produce an amethyst colour within the brown, when sunlight shines on them - which can make peat coloured ones LOOK amethyst in photos... (which mine did, which is why I've not posted them to ask)
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 05:02:10 PM »
Short answer yes, long answer here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,46714.0.html

 ;D

I broke one of mine :'( so if anyone needs just one....

I think they are seriously nice glasses with a really good feel and heft.

John


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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 06:05:05 PM »
Yay! - does this mean I now have a saleable Morven Decanter? ;D

Might your single glass assist the sale of a decanter too, John?
Sorry to hear about the accident. :'(
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 06:18:03 PM »
Thanks Sue and John. Thanks for the heads up on Caithness. I will have a look at the page you mention John when I get back home tomorrow, interesting thread you link. I agree Sue, there are loads of decanters especially here in Scotland, not so many glasses and these are the first tumblers I have spotted, they have a nice feel. Lots of Cannisbay goblets on eBay, only one set of such tumblers.

Thanks Adam


 

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