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Author Topic: Glass stamped with sunrise or sunset scenery - ID = Britannia Creek Glass, Aus.  (Read 948 times)

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Offline MrFlux

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Hello Everyone.

I recently bought another piece of glass at a charity shop.

It is a blue glass bowl. It is marked with a stylised sunrise or sunset over land with a tree. It's an unusual stamp, I haven't seen anything like it before. There is also a sticker on it which is an "M" with the inside bit of the "M" being a tick. I'm guessing it is 80's or 90's.

Does anyone have any idea who this was made by??

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Re: Glass stamped with sunrise or sunset scenery
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 03:21:15 AM »
That is the mark of Britannia Creek Glass, the studio of Rob Knottenbelt in Wesburn, Victoria. He used that name for his production ware from 1984 until a few years ago, and used that mark as a company logo and as a pontil stamp for the latter half of the period that BCG operated. It is a registered trademark, as can be seen here. His current website mentions the business, but the logo seems to have been discontinued.

The shape of your bowl is a common one. If you google Britannia Creek Glass and select 'images' you may find a couple of thumbnail photos of similar items, although I think the main photos on the internet auction site have now been deleted.

I don't know about the sticker. Perhaps that comes from a gallery or other retailer.

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Re: Glass stamped with sunrise or sunset scenery
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 03:31:44 AM »
Thanks for the quick response. Great info.  ;D

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Re: Glass stamped with sunrise or sunset scenery
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 04:17:54 AM »
That may be my fastest response with the resolution to a query on the GMB. My slowest (perhaps the world record) was 7 years and 115 days after the original query here.

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Re: Glass stamped with sunrise or sunset scenery
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2015, 09:34:21 AM »
That may be my fastest response with the resolution to a query on the GMB.

Trevor

No, I was surprised at how fast you were with mine!  That would be a 'record'.
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Re: Glass stamped with sunrise or sunset scenery
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2015, 11:49:41 AM »
I am very grateful for and impressed by your knowledge, Trevor. It's wonderful to just read your posts.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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