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Offline lucyw

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« on: March 23, 2006, 11:42:58 AM »
This has been annoying me for ages now, fed up of googling, eyes have gone like this     ----------->  :shock:

http://i1.tinypic.com/s2r8cp.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/s2r8le.jpg

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Offline Leni

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Re: anchors away!
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2006, 12:02:48 PM »
Quote from: "lucyw"
eyes have gone like this     ----------->  :shock:

Googly eyes?  :shock:  :roll:  :wink:

Anchor Hocking?   :?

And isn't it supposed to be "Anchors a-weigh!" As in the expression to weigh anchor
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2006, 12:19:49 PM »
And isn't it supposed to be "Anchors a-weigh!"  As in the expression to weigh anchor?   :shock:  :oops:
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2006, 12:22:41 PM »
Maybe Lucy wants the anchors to go away  :lol:


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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2006, 12:38:14 PM »
Definitely not Anchor Hocking.  Anchor Hocking is mostly utilitarian pressed ware.

If it is American, it would be from the 70s when smoke glass was popular.  I have a few ideas to check out.

A side shot of the pitcher showing how the handle attaches to the body might help.


Offline lucyw

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2006, 01:27:31 PM »
Have no other pics on file sorry (I just checked) this set is boxed up on top of the 'high' wardrobe (it's about 9ft tall, it doesn't use recreational drugs) So it's likely to stay up there for a long time! I am only 5ft with shoes on!

 I had come to the conclusion that they were not Anchor-hocking, I hadn't thought about American though. Cheers.
Will carry-on googling with my googly eyes!
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P.S. It was a deliberate play on words, I really do want the anchors to go away, does everyone else wake up in the middle of the night thinking"oooh! it could maybe be polish" etc
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2006, 01:35:08 PM »
The pitcher/glasses shape and applied anchor medalions look very Scandinavian to me. Both Holmegaard and Boda have used this type of decoration (although the smoked glass doesn't look right to be Holmegaard - but that might just be the photograph).

Is it a green-tinted smoke colour?

Edit: Oh, casting my mind back, I once saw a Holmegaard wrought iron candle sconce with a dangly bit of glass (kind of like a small sunspot) that had an anchor on it.... near-identical to the medalions, if memory serves correctly.


Offline lucyw

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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2006, 02:38:39 PM »
The grey isn't greeny at all, if anything it picks up blues from it surroundings very easily making it appear to have a  purple tinge but when placed directly in front of the light it is grey.
I have an ashtray that remindes me of it, I always thought this had a scandinavian feel, but have nothing to base that on!

http://i1.tinypic.com/s2tuvb.jpg

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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2006, 06:05:29 PM »
what kind of base do these have? is there a pontil? it does look american to me. 50-70's. tiffin, morgantown, ericksen (sp),blenko, fostoria ect all did stuff with that kind of look and feel.


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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2006, 06:26:16 PM »
I checked Morgantown, Tiffin and Seneca. It is not those.  

It doesn't look like anything Fostoria made that I can recall but then I am not a big fan of Fostoria so I don't really study their lines  :roll:

 

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