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Author Topic: drinking glass of unusual blue colour.  (Read 356 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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drinking glass of unusual blue colour.
« on: February 20, 2013, 02:10:57 PM »
Has a gadget mark as can be seen, so probably  from somewhere c. 1870 - 1900.        The colour is quite a mystery, I've not seen it before, and wonder if this was a glass for some specific drink i.e. absinthe perhaps or blonde wines.       Poorly made - the uneven foot/cyst makes for a wonky stance, and the foot is way out of round - so guess a pub/tavern glass almost certainly.        The bowl does have a moulded design - difficult to photograph, but appears like a quilited diamond pattern, and has fair amount of foot wear and bubble inclusions but no seeds that I can find.            About 5.5" - 140mm tall.
No appreciable ring when flicked, and a slightly cloudy bowl  -  so I used Magic Balls and Brasso, and regret to say that it's now..........
slightly more cloudy than when I bought it:'(  so Soda glass??              Might its origin be Continental rather than British??

Thanks for looking and all thoughts welcome :)

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Offline Ivo

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Re: drinking glass of unusual blue colour.
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 02:34:42 PM »
Bath aqua? Portieux?

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Re: drinking glass of unusual blue colour.
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 08:34:01 PM »
thanks  -  must admit I wasn't aware of Bath Aqua, although colour is very similar  -  but feel 99% sure this one is genuinely old.    Having looked at some Bath Aqua pieces don't think they use an optical mould effect like this.              Do they sign their peices like Bristol Blue?
This has wear that I'd expect to see on a late C19 glass, and the cloudiness looked very genuine (just a shame I've now made it worse).

Portieux I know nothing of  -  so will have to investigate. :)

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