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Author Topic: Crackle shot/tumbler glass  (Read 207 times)

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Offline bat20

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Crackle shot/tumbler glass
« on: May 27, 2015, 06:58:00 PM »
Hi,I posted this glass ages ago,can't find the thread ::),before I had a camera that can do better close ups,so here it is again with what I take to be some sort of bird stamp to the base,as a reminder it has inclusions in the glass but It's quite bright,anyone recognise the stamp ,thanks.

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Re: Crackle shot/tumbler glass
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 05:31:39 AM »
Would I be right in thinking the softness of the mark would be due to the making process of crackle glass?

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Re: Crackle shot/tumbler glass
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 05:52:00 AM »
It is a bit of a weird item as it is not the classical crackle technique. To me it looks as if the pontil mark has been melted out with a blowtorch, a technique much used in countries where energy is cheap and grinding expensive. You see this a lot in Chinese glass.
I think the hot glass has been shaped in a cold mould, hence the strange uneven surface. You did not mention the size of this beast. I assume it is a vase not a longdrink glass?

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Re: Crackle shot/tumbler glass
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 06:03:21 AM »
Jing!.it's 6.5 cm Ivo,shot glass size. :)

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