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Offline David E

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Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« on: November 26, 2016, 04:54:53 PM »
Can anyone help here? These dishes are iridised and feature a smooth polished pontil with the word 'Allemagne' acid-etched there. This, of course, is 'German' but in French, IYSWIM! My limited experience with WMF says no, and the iridescence is also very lightly crazed giving it a slightly rough feel.

So is it a German make that was marked in France, or a copy, or what? Any help much appreciated.
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Re: Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 05:22:13 PM »
How about Poschinger they produced some of this Iridescent stretch type of glass?

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Re: Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 05:29:33 PM »
Thanks Greg, although Poschinger does appear to be the silky smooth iridised glass. However, I did read somewhere that some iridescence doesn't wear well and it almost looks like the surface (not the glass) is crizzled - whether that's by accident of design I can't really tell.
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Re: Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2019, 06:40:26 PM »
I‘m a bit confused. If I have a German company, why should I print allemagne on it. Made in Germany okay that‘s normal, but Alemagne, that’s French. Made in Germany you will understand in France as well....
Could it be, that the model is called Alemagne and it’s made in France?

If your are looking for still iridescent glass making company in Germany you end  at Poschinger, Josca, and Eisch. But I think the word allemagne leads you wrong

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Re: Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2019, 06:56:40 PM »
It was probably made for or sold in France. Tchécoslovaquie is commonly found on Czech glass sold in France

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Re: Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2019, 07:00:09 PM »
Post war bought in many restrictions on exported goods from Germany. Items imported into Britain had to be marked Made in Germany, so perhaps the same applied in France.
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Re: Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2019, 08:46:37 AM »
I just had anohter look on it, sure that it is allemagne? I read allemangns. evven more confusing
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Re: Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2019, 09:29:12 AM »
Allemagne is the French word for 'Germany'. That is what is acid-etched to the base - look more closely.
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Re: Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2020, 12:24:55 AM »
Fritz Heckert iridescent glass has this very faint crackle effect in it.

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Re: Iridescent glass dishes, acid-etched 'Allemagne'
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2020, 09:05:09 AM »
Thanks M. Had a look, but I can't really see any Fritz Heckert (or Josephinenhütte) glass with this finish or shape - perhaps I'm looking in the wrong places!
Another thought: presumably it was post-World War I, but were they acid-etching marks to its exported glass? I always think of this as a measure bought in after WWII, when the company had already closed down.
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