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identity help Swan
« on: May 17, 2006, 01:05:33 PM »
hi

I have this Glass Swan, it is footed and well made, tried Whitefriars but there is nothing similar, the only footed one they have is in WF museum but the tail is slightly different, any idea where it is from.

Thanks

Paul

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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 04:15:49 PM »
I forgot the  size it is 7 inches high.

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006, 04:35:39 PM »
I'd love to know also as I have one exactly the same. Mine is 6 inches high.  :)

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I have 2 of these too!
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006, 01:47:52 PM »
I'm pretty certain that I've just bought 2 of these from a Charity shop in Liskeard... the clear one I have which looks pretty much identical to the photos has a label on the base - Liskeard Glass.
I also have a black one - with less detail on the wings... the height is the same though - I'm assuming they are from the same place.?

I'll take some photos later and post them.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006, 02:30:10 PM »
Swans were also made widely as friggers and in particular at Waterford and Moncrieff's, see last item on http://www.ysartglass.com/Moncrieff/MoncrieffProduct.htm which also describes the Waterford method.
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Whats a Frigger?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 03:10:35 PM »
Apologies... but whats a frigger? and is there maybe a good website that explains the various terms?

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2006, 03:28:56 PM »
Hi Steve & welcome,

Please don't apologise, I didn't know what a Frigger was when I joined either  :oops:

Anyhow Frigger:
An object made by a glassworker on his own time. Most friggers were made from the molten glass that remained in the pot at the end of the day. Such glass was considered to be a worker's perquisite.
They come in all different shapes and sizes and were often made to show off the glass makers skills.
(Well that is how I see them anyhow.)
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2006, 04:08:11 PM »
Discussion on friggers and terms used for the same thing in other countries.

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,2327.msg17039.html#msg17039

You will be surprised how many of the worlds glass terms are discussed on this board, before Googling, just try using the boards search functions. Many such threads were moved to our Archive Forum (Read only) and it is worth browsing through that for a vast array of detailed studies.
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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2006, 04:55:47 PM »
Thanks for all the help and comments on this swan, it is appreciated

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Paul

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I know it's been rather a while...
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2006, 08:30:24 PM »
But I managed to photograph my Liskeard swans... one clear one with a Liskeard label... one black one with no label, but I bought them together so I'm assuming both are Liskeard...

http://www.kammneves.co.uk/swans3.jpg

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