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Offline Retrolondon

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Any ideas on this 70's brown glass decanter
« on: September 30, 2012, 12:24:25 PM »
Any ideas on this.  Blown amber /brown flasks decanter


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Re: Any ideas on this 70's brown glass decanter
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 12:35:53 PM »
hi, welcome to the gmb.  :)
Thanks for nice blow-up-able images, I suspect it might be Dartington, but haven't seen one in amber/brown cased glass before. I shall dig a bit.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Any ideas on this 70's brown glass decanter
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 12:40:21 PM »
Somewhere stashed away in my home I have the same decanter in blue.  I bought it new  in Germany in 1976, but I can't remember where.  It was a small glass factory between Frankfurt and Nuremberg.


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Re: Any ideas on this 70's brown glass decanter
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 12:45:07 PM »
Hmmm, I think the stopper looks different to the Dartington one, the colour throws me too.
This is the Dartington design:
http://www.worldwideshoppingmall.co.uk/potteryshop/dartington-ships-decanter.asp

It is what is described as a Ship's decanter - the wide flat base is to stop it tipping over in stormy seas.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Any ideas on this 70's brown glass decanter
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2012, 01:59:42 PM »
Here's mine in cobalt blue.  The measurements match the one on ebay, except for the stopper Mine is 5.3 cm, the same size as the top rim.  My wife doesn't remember where it came from.  I am fairly certain of the provenance, but one's memory does change with age.


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Re: Any ideas on this 70's brown glass decanter
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2012, 02:05:08 PM »
Given the colour and the quality, I would suspect something like Krosno, or another similar good Polish maker.
I wouldn't neccessarily trust auction attributions without labels or marks.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Any ideas on this 70's brown glass decanter
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2012, 02:24:49 PM »
Again, no label, no mark.
We need to find out if Dartington made these decanters in colours other than clear before jumping into an attribution. Many attributions on auction sites are just wishfull thinking.  ::)
Is the stopper on yours exactly the same? It's not too easy to tell from your images.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Any ideas on this 70's brown glass decanter
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2012, 02:43:05 PM »
There's a clear one, with original box, on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DARTINGTON-FRANK-THROWER-LEAD-CRYSTAL-SHIPS-DECANTER-BOXED-/290780048297?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item43b3d76ba9#ht_1561wt_840

The stopper looks different (taller neck) from that in the coloured decanters.

 

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