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Offline chilternhills

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Sabino advertising plaque
« on: January 16, 2018, 12:34:38 PM »
I bought this plaque for the museum. It is in clear glass, with beveled edges, 20.3 x 12.1 cm. The lettering is frosted on the back. I am not sure if it is acid etched or sandblasted, but the lettering is slightly lower than the surface glass. Is this an original 1930s one or were they reproduced later? Thanks for advice.

By the way, I bought a rather nifty LED light box, A4 in size and just 5 mm thick to display the plaque. Not yet tried it out, but I hope it looks good.

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Re: Sabino advertising plaque
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 02:08:02 AM »
Not too sure about this one: while the style looks very deco, the piece looks quite clean and lacking in wear. I don't recall seeing this in Decelle.

The wording is also inconsistent with the older Sabino print ads. that I have copies of. These tend to say: 'SABINO MAITRE VERRIER' or 'VERRERIE D'ART'.  Therefore my guess is that this is may be a newer piece, maybe from the US owners/ distributors. Also, the fact that it appears to be just regular plate glass with an etched design means it could have been made anywhere -- maybe a dealer had it commissioned for a shop display or similar. of course I could be wrong. The greenish tint might be a sign that it's older as I've seen other illuminated plate glass displays from the thirties that have a similar tint.

it might be worth getting in touch with the current 'Sabino Crystal Co.' to see if they can add anything.


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