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Russian Lead Crystal??
« on: May 29, 2006, 01:14:56 PM »
I bought a clock, maker Majak made in USSR probably in the 50's. The clock case is what appears to full lead crystal and very very heavy in a sunray art deco style. Would the glass have been produced in the USSR or somewhere like Poland?  Hope some of you clever glassies may know.

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Russian Lead Crystal??
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 01:50:45 PM »
Hello Pat,

Whilst there is no reason why the glass should not be Russian, since they had (and have) their own glass industry, which included cut glass in the 1950's, it will be very difficult to identify. Very little is published and available about Russian or Soviet Glass, especially in English, so you may have to wait - or just be plain lucky that someone can help.

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006, 02:23:07 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 02:40:01 PM »
Both Voronov & Rachuk's "Soviet Glass" (Aurora, Leningrad 1973) and Asharina, Malinina & Kazakova's "Russian Glass of the 17th-20th centuries" (Corning Museum of Glass, 1990) give excellent information in English.  Kazakova's "Gus Krushtalny" (Moscow 1973) is in Russian and somewhat hard to find.

Your clock does not feature in any of these.
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2006, 02:49:12 PM »
I have quite a few books and stuff on Russian Glass but short on time this week so will come back to this in the future.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2006, 08:41:44 PM »
Hi Pat, perhaps also a photo of the clock itself and its back and its mechanism could help further? I'm no expert but it is interesting nevertheless - thank you! And perhaps... we have a hiding expert also for that?  :wink:
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Re: Russian Lead Crystal??
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007, 04:25:20 PM »
*Bump*  - Frank did you manage to locate the Russian glass info you mention in this thread?

See also thread here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,8956.msg75739.html#msg75739


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Re: Russian Lead Crystal??
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2007, 04:54:43 PM »
Forgot about this... I have just completed a pass through all of my crates and know that the Russian stuff is now right on the bottom  :-\ But while I was not looking for this type of glass I cannot say that I recall noticing anything like it.
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Re: Russian Lead Crystal??
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2007, 05:43:10 PM »
Thanks Frank
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