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Author Topic: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849  (Read 42027 times)

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Re: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849
« Reply #340 on: August 20, 2019, 10:38:41 PM »
Black Country Museums collection have this ruby goblet as 'probably Richardson's' c. 1850
http://blackcountryhistory.org/collections/getrecord/DMUSE_ST116/

and this bowl as well - very dark red
http://blackcountryhistory.org/collections/getrecord/DMUSE_BH2136b/

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Re: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849
« Reply #341 on: August 29, 2019, 10:43:33 PM »
The vermicular pattern on this vase in the V&A - there is a 'Weinglas' in Das Bohmische Glas Band III page 144 plate III.187 that has I think (checked under magnifying glass) exactly the same pattern - glass is clear with gilded rim and pattern on it.  LIsted as 'Vermutlich Neuwelt1850-1860'
http://media.vam.ac.uk/collections/img/2006/AM/2006AM6845_2500.jpg

Interestingly when you enlarge the V&A picture you can see the very thick layer of clear glass over the red underlay especially at the base of the stem.  Bit like the neck in the Bacchus decanter which was also red underlay with clear layer and then white overlay.  Obviously this might just be because red required clear over it before the final white overlay in order to anneal without cracking.  I realise it doesn't indicate it would be by the same maker.

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Re: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849
« Reply #342 on: October 29, 2019, 12:31:07 PM »
This vermicular pattern can also be seen gilded onto two Hyalith red Feather holder pieces from 'probably Buquoy' dated 1822-1840 - source Das Bohmiches Glas Band II page 54

And also gilded onto an Agatinglas becher from Buquoy dated 'after 1834' on page 167 of the same book.

Important to note these items and that this pattern in gilded form appeared at early 1800s dates on Bohemian glass.

CH British Glass page 113 plate 85 shows a jug with a trefoil rim and twisted handle which has a vermicular pattern all over the surface (pattern created on a frosted surface etched through so it shows the clear glass underneath as the pattern). It appears from the way the paragraph was written that this might be an acid etched pattern although the sentence does not specifically refer to that jug as having been acid etched.
The book references this pattern engraved onto a trefoil lip jug as registered by Richardson's on 24 August 1854 number 96703.




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Re: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849
« Reply #343 on: October 29, 2019, 01:50:01 PM »
This vermicular pattern can also be seen gilded onto two Hyalith red Feather holder pieces from 'probably Buquoy' dated 1822-1840 - source Das Bohmiches Glas Band II page 54

And also gilded onto an Agatinglas becher from Buquoy dated 'after 1834' on page 167 of the same book.

Important to note these items and that this pattern in gilded form appeared at early 1800s dates on Bohemian glass.

CH British Glass page 113 plate 85 shows a jug with a trefoil rim and twisted handle which has a vermicular pattern all over the surface (pattern created on a frosted surface etched through so it shows the clear glass underneath as the pattern). It appears from the way the paragraph was written that this might be an acid etched pattern although the sentence does not specifically refer to that jug as having been acid etched.
The book references this pattern engraved onto a trefoil lip jug as registered by Richardson's on 24 August 1854 number 96703.





Example of the vermicular gilding on an Agatinglas Buquoy becher here:

https://www.kunstundglas.de/s/cc_images/cache_68786527.JPG?t=1523452729

https://www.kunstundglas.de/glas-19-jh/


 

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