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Offline Paul S.

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Re: Glass with blade knop and snapped/unpolished pontil - Age?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2014, 04:47:13 PM »
my 'cyst' is not an entirely invented term  -  although I can't now find it in the books - but remember picking up this expression some time back.           It's really just a useful word to describe the swelling/lump/thickening where the stem joins the foot -        Not to be confused with genuine terracing or doming on first half C18 glasses. :)


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Re: Glass with blade knop and snapped/unpolished pontil - Age?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2014, 06:37:57 PM »
Thanks Paul, I have a lot of reading to do obviously. Can you recommend any books which cover 18th/19th century glass?


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Re: Glass with blade knop and snapped/unpolished pontil - Age?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2014, 08:08:26 PM »
for drinking glasses only, Bickerton is probably the best low budget volume - 'C18 English Drinking Glasses' - although his coverage is of British only  -  beyond that, some of the specialist books which include Continental material do become rather pricey.

For general collectable glass which includes the C18 and early C19...........
'Glass Through the Ages' - E. Barrington Haynes (paperback)
'English & Irish Glass' - Geoffrey Wills
'Irish Glass' - Phelps Warren  -  but make sure you get the completely revised 1981 book, and not the ealier volume.
'Investing in Georgian Glass'  -  Ward Lloyd.
'British Glass 1800 - 1914'  -  Charles Hajdamach.

should be enough to be getting on with.                   Of course, other people may have their favourites  -  so they may like to share their suggestions with us :)


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Re: Glass with blade knop and snapped/unpolished pontil - Age?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2014, 08:22:41 PM »
Thank you.

You're "low budget" choice of Bickerton's would appear to set me back at least 100 for a 2nd hand copy. Just ordered the Barrington Haynes book for 3. Will search the for others as well.


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Re: Glass with blade knop and snapped/unpolished pontil - Age?
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 08:51:24 PM »
Bickertons even
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 09:22:02 PM »
Wierd, don't know wtf I was looking at lol.

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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2014, 09:25:23 PM »
http://www.amazon.com/18th-Century-English-Drinking-Glasses/dp/0907462618

this is what I had searched for, ordered the other one now for 3  :)

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« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 09:46:29 PM »
Hi ,
              The Shires edition you have ordered is a small paperback and is completely different to the more expensive Bickerton which is a large format hardback,

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             Peter.

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Re: Glass with blade knop and snapped/unpolished pontil - Age?
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2014, 10:34:19 PM »
unfortunately, Bickerton does seem to have escalated in price somewhat since I bought mine, but is essential if you collect C18 drinking glasses  -  try looking at it from the long haul point of view  - if it costs you 100, then over ten years that works out at a mere 2.74p per day  -  the other books will be considerably less.             

 

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