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Author Topic: Dimpled, wrythen, greenish amber wine glass  (Read 537 times)

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Offline Chris Harrison

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Dimpled, wrythen, greenish amber wine glass
« on: August 15, 2012, 05:49:31 PM »
Anyone have any ideas where this was made?  I'd guess Stourbridge, but the colour is putting me off.

The bowl has a wrythen pattern, and is impressed with four dimples.  The bowl was made, and the stem and foot were then applied separately.  The punty mark has been torched and flattened. 
There is a spiral in the centre of the foot, which - according to some writers - means it might have been made 1880-1900.  No idea how valid that is. 

Approx 12 cm tall.

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Re: Dimpled, wrythen, greenish amber wine glass
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 06:31:33 PM »
hello Chris   -   don't think I can help with anything useful, but.......reminds me of some of the impressed drinking glass patterns from Webb, but sure it isn't theirs.   Is it lead glass ?   Would agree about the spiral - read this from Chris Buckman, who says seen on Victorian glass from about 1870, and possibly a development from the gadget mark.
Don't think the bowl shape is traditional British (with pronounced flared rim) - Continental perhaps.    Does it glow by any chance?

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Re: Dimpled, wrythen, greenish amber wine glass
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012, 06:39:00 PM »
Walsh or Webb  similar to Whitefriars but dont believe its their colour .

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Re: Dimpled, wrythen, greenish amber wine glass
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 04:34:00 PM »
@Paul S
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Is it lead glass ?

I think so.  It rings nicely, although it isn't heavy.

@johnphilip

Thanks.  That was what I was thinking.

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Re: Dimpled, wrythen, greenish amber wine glass
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 04:39:47 PM »
Does it glow under UV? It looks a bit like Webb's honey amber, which should glow like mad.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Dimpled, wrythen, greenish amber wine glass
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 05:10:25 PM »
I have seen these sold as Walsh Walsh, but I couldn't find them looking in the book.  That doesn't mean it isn't Walsh though, as I could well have missed them (the book is quite difficult to check patterns in), but I couldn't find a definite reference for Walsh
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Re: Dimpled, wrythen, greenish amber wine glass
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 06:13:15 PM »
Sue,
No, no trace of anything under UV.
It's a very green amber colour.  Not the Webb honey amber, at all.  Never seen anything like it, really.

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