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Offline Ivo

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black pressed - old or new?
« on: January 29, 2013, 12:22:34 PM »
It feels new and has a shiny liquorice colour. Is it new? 3" high = 7.5 cms

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Re: black pressed - old or new?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 02:28:44 PM »
might just be something that the States people call a 'spooner'  -  which was a C19 small stubby vase like container for holding teaspoons.
Does it remain black when up to a very strong light?  -  and is there any wear?

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Re: black pressed - old or new?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 02:53:14 PM »
It is definitely a spooner and it is fully opaque black, not dark amethyst. But fully opaque has been with us since the 1840s so no surprises there.  The bottom has no wear; the seam for the bottom plate is on the edge.

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Re: black pressed - old or new?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 03:58:31 PM »
If it was from the other side of the pond, then that might increase the chances that an old mould has been re-used - I believe a variety of older pressed glass designs have been seeing the light of day in recent decades.          Think these things were produced originally mostly around the period 1870 - 1900.
Glossy jet black and matt black finishes on pressed glass are common, but I don't recall hearing the expression 'liquorice colour'.
Hope someone else can offer some positive information.

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