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Offline johnphilip

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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #30 on: May 04, 2012, 07:32:43 AM »
well all i can add is that mine is identical to the one marked Clutha and Liberty . JP


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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #31 on: May 04, 2012, 09:03:06 AM »
Thank you JP I will certainly keep that option open - it is just that I get nothing similar when I google image it.
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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2012, 09:55:11 AM »
Still haven't managed pics, but I've not forgotten. :P
And I've now learned  that Clutha doesn't have to be bubbly.  :)
(I don't have any specialist books on older glass, just a couple of general encyclopedias.)
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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2012, 09:53:55 PM »
well I don't know if this is helpful in this case now  :-\ , but I wondered if you'd seen this link and thought I would post it just in case
http://www.christopherdresser.co.uk/collections/Glass/glass.html
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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2012, 12:24:04 PM »
I have known the author of that great book by Chris Morley for about 20 years he was the one that sparked my interest in Dresser , i would have no hesitation in recommending the book . I still believe Ivo,s piece is Dresser .jp


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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2012, 01:40:13 PM »
Seeing the pictures in the link makes me realize I don't know what clutha is. I had seen clutha like the picture on the right, as well as clutha that has a band of color flowing, but this is the first I've seen of the clutha that is in the picture on the left. The vase looks like calcedonio to me. Can anyone explain the technique of clutha?
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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2012, 02:56:24 PM »
Clutha  is supposedly named after the Clyde, the murky cloudy river in Glasgow. Hence it has uncertain streaks and uncertain bubbles, and if you stare at it long enough, dead things float by. 
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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2012, 03:13:05 PM »
That is pretty much what I read, Ivo -- that the word means "river." When looking at the things that I knew were clutha, I could see the flow of the bands, so understood. The calcedonio-looking vase in the link to me is a new look for clutha. I have a vase that has a similar rim. I thought my vase was calcedonio. Now I wonder if it is clutha. I included pictures below. The pictures were taken using flash, so the colors stand out a lot brighter than they are in normal light.
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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2012, 03:55:47 PM »
After seriously comparing the vases (mine and the CD clutha in the link), there are so many differences in the glass. Still I am going to have to broaden my idea on the appearance of clutha.
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Re: Do these qualify as chalcedony glass?
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2012, 09:38:19 PM »
Ivo the dead things floating by are English and Dutchmen who try to tell Sue Scottish jokes .  ;)

 

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