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Offline Paul S.

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unknown ruby goblet/celery/vase
« on: October 26, 2012, 05:22:07 PM »
Deep ruby colour and stands 6" - 155mm tall with three mould seams and opaque at the very edge of rim, presumably where it was re-heated.
Could be a celery, but not sure, maybe just ornamental goblet.             Good deep ruby is uncommon - very little real red material is showing on Pamela's site, and there is no mention in Cottle and Murray, with just a passing reference to 'Rubine' in Lattimore and Slack.           

Raymond Notley comments that red pressed glass was technically viable only from the 1920's (he warns against buying 'Victorian' pressed red glass - however old fashioned looking, it won't be C19, he says)  -  how he resolves this statement with the known fact that Sowerby introduced 'Rubine' in 1882, he doesn't say.         I have no knowledge of production of ruby coloured glass from the States, and this piece may well be from there or the Continent.
Foot rim is smooth/shiny, and reminds me of the Lord/Jacobean Czech pieces, but from wherever it's an attractive piece - perhaps it's a large rummer and I should fill with a blonde extract of grape ;)

Would welcome anyone's thoughts, and thanks for looking :)

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Re: unknown ruby goblet/celery/vase
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 05:34:36 PM »
Yellow shines through at the edges in the last photograph so the colour would be Selenium based - which is indeed a recent invention.  my guess is quite recent, India perhaps?
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Re: unknown ruby goblet/celery/vase
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 07:55:06 PM »
that would be a disappointment  -  the amount of wear on the flat part of the outer foot rim did make me think it had some age. :'(    thanks anyway.



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