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Offline nigel benson

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Re: Walsh cut bowl
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2012, 11:16:20 AM »
Sorry about the sinking feeling Paul  ;) Best to get corrected really though :o :)

Both Christine's and John's comments answer the query perfectly and I have nothing to add.

Cheers, Nigel


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Re: Walsh cut bowl
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2012, 02:06:18 PM »
quite right Nigel, I'm a great believer in not continuing with wrong assumptions, so many thanks to John and Christine for taking the time to explain and put me right.       I think it had become a bit of a habit to use that expression, and really I should have known better, especially as I have read R. Wilkinson's book (The Hallmarks of Antique Glass), in the introduction of which he discusses the breakthrough that acid polishing brought to the cut glass trade.        His book is dedicated to his brother Frank who died, probably directly, from the effect of fumes from hydrofluoric and sulphuric acids, used in this process  -  apparently, the laborious hand method of polishing which might take something like six hours, could be reduced to five minutes using acid.                    If you haven't read the book it's well worth the time.
Thanks again. :)


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Re: Walsh cut bowl
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2012, 06:41:09 PM »
Got a copy of that book Paul,although some of the colour picture attributions are a little off,a number of Kralik pieces put down to 'Stourbridge' makers,this copy also has a signature in the front,they still make chandeliers I believe


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Re: Walsh cut bowl
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 08:03:41 PM »
the Kralik errors don't affect me Keith ;D.........but yes, I guess all books have their down side  -  sometimes I explode at things that are missing from Hajdamach that, in my opinion, should be there.
For me the most irritating thing about Wilkinson's book is the lack of an index  -  how does anyone produce a book without this elementary necessity??...........but it has benefited me re the cut glass, giving details of the various cuts, history of the base stars, and some methods of manufacture of glasses etc.           Has some useful info on earlier drinking glasses.
I have a spare copy if anyone is interested..........I'll swop it for Andy McConnell's decanter book ;) - only joking, but I do have a surplus copy.


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Re: Walsh cut bowl
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2012, 08:06:39 PM »
P.S.  meant to say that my slightly better copy is signed   -  and has the errata slip.

 

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