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Offline Tigerchips

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« on: March 21, 2006, 09:30:55 PM »
Any ideas who made this, please?

Clear glass but it's slightly yellow.

(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/thumb_Picture%20964.jpg)(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10011/thumb_Picture%20965.jpg)

If anybody knows, I'll eat my hat.  :lol:

Thanks.  :)


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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006, 12:43:41 AM »
Hello:

I think that this hat originally came with salt and pepper shakers.  The shakers were flat on one side and rounded on the other to fit inside the hat.  Keep an eye on ebay, they come up once in a while.

Not a single idea on maker.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2006, 02:12:58 AM »
Tiger

You are bonkers but I love you  

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That brings back my childhood so vividly. You know it was so influential that the character 'Officer Dibble' became and still is common slang for police, especially in Manchester UK (I always wondered why there?)

Your Top hat is a match holder and striker - the clue is in the scored/ribbed band under the brim - I have had pieces like this and also versions where the scored band is on the brim itself.

(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9665/that9vw.th.jpg)

I have had milk glass versions as well as clear glass - they are very collectable I sold one for over £35.00 on eBay about a year ago.

Yours is very desirable and cute.


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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006, 07:26:47 PM »
Totally insaney, I know.  :lol:

I think it's a match striker like you say, thank you.  :D

I often see glass with this yellow colour, does this mean it's made by a cheap maker or is it because it's very old? Thanks.

I found this on eBay:
Ebay Top hat

I think it's in the wrong section. It looks like Milk glass. It also looks as if it's had some sort of painted pattern on the top.


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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006, 08:38:44 PM »
Hi

Maybe the wrong section, but it is in the porcelain section at least.

Pictures count so much as well - I can't see any of the detail.

It is a top hat match striker with the strike lines all around the body

The white glass one I show sold for over £30.00, I guess it's just on the day also maybe someone pinned the maker down to Sowerby in their head or something. If someone likes a thing they will pay for it, sometimes too much I used to think :roll:

I was teaching a guy to eBay last month and he bought (correction 'auctioned') a piece of glass that didn't sell with a start of £9.99 but went for £29.99 with a start of £2.99 second time around.

I like your top hat better Tiger, it's pressed or moulded glass made to mimic cut glass and really cute with the strike band made to look like a ribbon.

Often the clear depression/pressed glass has a yellow (or develops) tinge to it - Glen or another expert will be able to tell you why more than I can.

Adam
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2006, 12:21:22 AM »
I am in Milan for 6 days from 5th - April - hoping to get down to Venice and maybe a boat trip to Murano. I actually built in an extra couple of days and am hoping the furniture manufacturer's sales agents don't set me up with too many clients. This year the show has moved to the new Rho-Pero complex out by Malpensa. It is now one of the biggest in the world I think, lighting, accessories (glass!) as well as furniture.

I like hanging around our lighting companies - some beautiful glass lighting , company called 'Quasar' I should post some pictures of a light called 'Cube' made up of blocks of treated Murano glass - it's a snip at 6,000 Euro.

Thanks

Adam

I may take my good digi cam and post some pictures in the cafe board if I get to Murano LOL
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2006, 01:17:35 AM »
Quote from: "Tigerchips"

I found this on eBay:
Ebay Top hat

I think it's in the wrong section. It looks like Milk glass. It also looks as if it's had some sort of painted pattern on the top.


Oops, I thought it was milk glass until I looked again. It looks like Parian, or should I say Biscuit Porcelain?  :oops:

Both the same I think.  :oops:


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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2006, 03:55:29 PM »
Hello:

Have a look at eBay listing 7406490946 for your hat complete with the correct salt and pepper shakers.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7406490946

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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2006, 04:54:46 PM »
Excellent Sid

I take back it is a match striker - a neat condiment set - incongruous looking but right nevertheless.

I was fooled by the band under the brim it looks so like a strike strip I have on some top hat match holders.

My only reservation with this was that it was very shallow for matches, especially the older, longer type.

I live and learn

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2006, 05:57:21 PM »
I'll eat my hat, thanks for clearing that mystery up Sid.  :D

Quote from: "TC"
I think it's a match striker like you say, thank you.  :D
I appoligise for agreeing with the most profitable answer.  :oops:

I will learn.

Someone once said to me "You are young, but you will learn.  8)

That someone now says: "You are young".  :shock:

I'm not looking forward to the silence.  :lol:

 

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