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« on: April 29, 2006, 09:14:10 PM »
I'm not sure if I am throwing in a red herring, but I have a fairly new cut glass jug with an Edinburgh Crystal label, AND another label which states " made in Czech republic.  If it is any help I can post some pictures later.


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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2006, 11:57:31 PM »
Yes please.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2006, 07:07:21 AM »
As far as I know, several big names are contracting glass work out to former eastern bloc countries. Royal Doulton and Denby glass are made in Poland.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2006, 09:21:09 AM »
Probably all large glass companies are out-sourcing. Caithness made EDdinburgh's paperweights.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2006, 11:44:54 AM »
:D:D:D

I don't know about the piece on eBay, but who's to say Edinburgh Crystal are not currently out-sourcing?

My current knowledge of Edinburgh Crystal is that they still just do cut stuff, mostly traditional styles. I belive they did get in a trendy designer in the last few years, but still just cut glass. I have never heard of Edinburgh Crystal doing studio glass.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2006, 01:22:04 PM »
In the other direction, Moncrieff made the glass components of a Bodum (Swiss company) coffee maker. Later shifted from hand (possibly mould) blown at Moncrieff to automated in Germany.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2006, 02:11:23 PM »
I have some "Royal Doulton" stems clearly marked "made in Slovenia".
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2006, 02:51:38 PM »
I have an Edinburgh Crystal decanter from the early 1980-ies which has an additional Rogaska (Slovenia) sticker, so it is not as if they just discovered outsourcing, or were shy about admitting it.


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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2006, 09:34:39 PM »
Here are the Edinburgh Crystal jug pictures.  It was a present from my sister-in law so I have had it from new, can't say exactly when, but within the last 5 years.  Sorry the pictures aren't great but are the best I can do this time of night.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1694
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-1693

The one without the flash shows the labels more clearly.


 

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