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Offline keith

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Even bigger bell!
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:35:49 PM »
Don't know how big they made these but at 17.5 inches it's a whopper,folded rim,diagonal ribs and opalescent,now where will it go? ;D ;D

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Re: Even bigger bell!
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 12:48:44 PM »
Oh MY!!  ;D they are stunning!!
Is that 'pulled up' decoration - as in the pulled up machine?
My handle looks like that one so possibly off a bell then
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Re: Even bigger bell!
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012, 01:00:40 PM »
I'm going to have to read up on 'pulled up machine' I'm not so good on the technical side of glass making and am not sure what to look for,Northwood's machine I believe?

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Re: Even bigger bell!
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 01:56:18 PM »
I'm personally not so fond of this one (pink :-X ), but am wondering if the name Nailsea would be appropriate to mention.
Clearly top quality work!
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Re: Even bigger bell!
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012, 02:11:28 PM »
Well done! Is the rim uranium?

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Re: Even bigger bell!
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2012, 03:09:25 PM »
Shall have to check Christine,can't find many images in my books,Gulliver's 1850-1914 has what I think is a perfect description,page 74,the paragraph on opalescent glass,in particular the 'dip-mould' reference.In regards to M's comment on 'Pulled up' machine I don't think it is but is this?A Webb vase(1935-49) that has small 'v' shaped marks three quarters of the way down the body

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Re: Even bigger bell!
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2012, 04:53:50 PM »
Well spotted Christine,uranium it is! ;D ;D

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Re: Even bigger bell!
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2012, 06:14:54 PM »
These eyes are tuned in to Olympic standard!
Your Webb vase isn't pulled up.
See Hajdamach 1800-1914 p280-281

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Re: Even bigger bell!
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 12:34:30 AM »
Thanks Christine,I take it those marks,difficult to tell from photos,on the 'osiris' pieces are left by the 'teeth' from the pulled up machine?if so what technique is used to create the marks on the Webb vase? sorry for all the questions ::) ;D ;D

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Re: Even bigger bell!
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2012, 01:25:47 AM »
... am wondering if the name Nailsea would be appropriate to mention.
Clearly top quality work!
Nailsea type "threaded" decoration is wide looping (like gadrooning). The threading on this bell is very close set, very even and very tidy which does suggest machine threaded.
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