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Offline penelopepitstop

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Cut glass vase- Help with dating pls.
« on: November 25, 2012, 09:47:05 AM »
Help please? 

My mum picked this up at a flea market and it was very yellow.  She thinks its cut glass but would appreciate it if anyone could tell her anything else about it and which period its from.  Any tips to remove yellow also pls?

Any information would be much appreciated.

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Re: Cut glass vase- Help with dating pls.
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 11:13:38 AM »
I think the yellow is just the colour of the glass

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Re: Cut glass vase- Help with dating pls.
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 01:58:19 PM »
I'm not seeing any dis-colouration of the glass - the sort that might be due to water staining or some other age related effect - this vase looks quite clean, so I'd agree that the very slightly yellowish tinge is in the glass.            This might be because your vase contains either very little or no lead content - I seem to recall we've discussed this before somewhere on the Board, but don't remember where.   If you flick the vase does it have that lead glass 'ring'?  -  if not this might be soda glass, which is known to have a slightly brown/yellow tint, and suggests the vase might be Continental.        That centre area looks as if it might be moulded - and is the base flat or depressed?
Assuming cut glass, then those relief diamonds should feel reasonably sharp and not smooth like pressed glass.
Sorry none of this really helps - but it's attractive - tell your Mother to buy only those pieces with labels on ;)

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Re: Cut glass vase- Help with dating pls.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2012, 02:07:24 PM »
e - tell your Mother to buy only those pieces with labels on ;)
That would spoil our fun.
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Re: Cut glass vase- Help with dating pls.
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2012, 03:14:41 PM »
lol I'll try the ping test.  Its very glittery in the sun she tells me.  The pontil is smoothed out like a big circle.  The diamonds are sharp she tells me.  Its interesting the yellow tinge, I wonder if this is a particular era?  Also it doesnt sit straight and is a bit wobbly.

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