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Author Topic: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?  (Read 2131 times)

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Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« on: March 26, 2012, 02:25:18 PM »
No problem identifying the decanter as Morven but I have had no luck with the glass (8cm tall), is it Morven too? The colour looks like Heather - it has quite a strong purple tint and does not look as brown as in these photos.

Have just ordered Mr Hill's book on Caithness but I am impatient....

John

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Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2012, 04:17:05 PM »
I think so -  but I don't have Christine's book any more to confirm.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2012, 05:02:05 PM »
Maybe, though the colour does look wrong. Book says originally sold with slightly tapered cased tumblers (need size to confirm with 1972 catalogue). The post 1985 tumbler has a small flared foot.

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Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2012, 06:14:20 PM »
Thanks Sue and Christine.

I will play with the white balance on the camera tomorrow and try and take a few accurate photos. The tumbler is 8cm tall and 8cm in diameter at the mouth (nice heft). Slightly tapering does seem to describe the shape and they are cased... ;D

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Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2012, 06:16:58 PM »
Was rushing because my tea was ready; what I actually need is the volume in fluid ounces if possible

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Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2012, 06:36:57 PM »
Five fluid ounces comfortably, a little more if you don't mind wearing some of it. :D

John

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Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2012, 06:42:00 PM »
It might just be the 6 oz  ???

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Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2012, 07:02:43 PM »
These are the glasses that came with mine.

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Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2012, 08:19:24 PM »
Those are the post 1985 ones

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Re: Morven decanter but is this a Morven glass?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2012, 09:27:29 PM »
Well....I have two glasses and they both hold a fraction over 6 fl oz if full to the brim. Which I guess is the definition of volume. ::)

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