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Author Topic: Chalcedony/Calcedonian glass flask  (Read 698 times)

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Offline glassgull

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Chalcedony/Calcedonian glass flask
« on: August 17, 2010, 10:09:26 PM »
I was wondering if anyone is familiar with Chalcedony/Calcedonian glass?
I have an old free blown glass flask  that I have included pictures of that
was made with Chalcedony/Calcedonian glass. There is a old collection sticker
on the neck. I am aware that the Venetian/Murano glass blowers worked with
Calcedonian glass in early times and still do today. I have heard that there
was a revival of Calcedonian glass manufacture in Germany mid 19th century.
Because of the form of the flask, I was leaning on German manufacture  mid 19th century.
Has any one seen anything like this flask and possible know of its origin?
Thanks, Greg



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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Chalcedony/Calcedonian glass flask
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 06:28:25 AM »
Can we actually just see the bottle (can't see the shape though your hand) and a base picture please. Many companies worldwide made this sort of glass. Where are you; that might help.

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Re: Chalcedony/Calcedonian glass flask
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 10:58:49 PM »
These are a few more photos that I have downloaded on my computer.
I don't have a photo of the base as of now but I will try to take a few base shots.
I can tell you that the base has a solid glass pontil. As for where I live, that is in
Pennsylvania (USA). Thanks, Greg

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Re: Chalcedony/Calcedonian glass flask
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2010, 12:25:13 AM »
Its very much like a big version of the tiny Venetian chatelaine perfume bottles of circa 1880 i have seen one that shape and colour but no more than a couple of inches , even the finish of the top  is the same . :-\

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