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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Nouveau Glass ewer
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2014, 04:40:15 PM »
It is not devoid of marks, Paul, there is a strange, angular "SS" one. It's shown in the pics. :)
But I do agree with you about the blackened cloth.

I just use the blackened thumb!  :-[

If you rub tarnished silver with your fingerpad, the acid in them will remove the black silver oxide. Handy ( :P ) when you are out and about and don't have your polishing cloths with you.
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Re: Nouveau Glass ewer
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2014, 05:21:19 PM »
ooopps - sorry forgot the S's   -  thanks for the reminder Sue.  :)


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Re: Nouveau Glass ewer
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2014, 02:42:02 AM »
Got some new info on the ewer. I contacted the Royal Albert Museum and the graciously researched the marks. They could not indentify the silver marks but believe it is either French or Belgian. They think it is late 19th to early 20th century. Still hoping that someone can find the clue! Thanks, Todd


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Re: Nouveau Glass ewer
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2014, 03:28:53 PM »
Lots of  detail pics might help.
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Re: Nouveau Glass ewer
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2014, 04:39:51 PM »
the potential sources seem to be increasing :).........we've had Finnish and Norwegian, and now we have suggestions of French or Belgian.
Stylistically, there are approximately similar designs in the Dorothy Bosomworth (States produced) version of Silber & Fleming, so the date guide of late Victorian is going to be rather obvious, assuming not a modern copy.           I'd also wondered if the marks might have appeared more worn if this was, say, 120 years or more old.         From what little I've seen, hallmarks etc. often look more feint on antique silver/plated wares due to cleaning/rubbing.

If you are out collecting and do use the finger pad to assess whether silver is present, do remember not to use that digit for eating from your bag of sweets  -  silver oxide I believe is quite toxic. ;)


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Re: Nouveau Glass ewer
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2014, 09:05:18 PM »
It might be helpful to have clearer closer pictures of the glass.
I think Sue's suggestion is worth looking into - it was what occurred to me when I saw it but couldn't remember the makers name.
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Re: Nouveau Glass ewer
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2014, 03:05:22 PM »
There is something similar going on here . There are no marks on either the candlesticks or the chalice or it might be another candlestick (which is damaged) . It might be that mine are all made of glass or there may be a combination of very thin metal plus glass.  Bought at a car boot sale and the seller said they were all bought in New York. Apologies  if this is a red herring  ;) Cheers, Mike.
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Re: Nouveau Glass ewer
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2014, 03:07:54 PM »
More pics....

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Re: Nouveau Glass ewer
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2014, 10:30:21 PM »
Metal is much cruder on these two than the ewer.
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