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Offline bartedu78

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Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« on: December 10, 2017, 05:39:11 PM »
Good Evening Ladies and Colleagues
I found this decanter on a local car boot sale. I was told that is was originally bought in Kenya. After internet research my best hint is that it could be QUEEN LACE made. The decoration is so well made that I am not sure if it is etched or so elaborately engraved with big copper wheels. There are lettters ARC and 39 pressed on the bottom of small glasses.

If anyone can help me it would be much appreciated

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Re: Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 10:18:20 PM »
hi  -  did you intend to attach some pictures  -  regret I'm not seeing any attachments.

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Re: Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 03:01:20 PM »
Hi I did try t0 attach some files but they are too big. How to download photos here ?

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Re: Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 03:19:13 PM »
you might try this link, provided by the Mods. which hopefully will help   .....    https://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,34093.0.html

I think in essence it's a case of re-sizing pix from your own photo library  ..........  this can be achieved using a programme such as Irfanview, for example, and Picasa is a suitable editing programme.

Anyway, see how you get on with the above link, and if you're still in trouble, do shout.            If your pieces are clear glass, it will help viewing your images if you use a plain darkish background.                Views of gardens, houses, and furniture will confuse us :)

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Re: Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 03:19:44 PM »
Cheers, Sue (M)
"The really smart people know enough to know that there's too much that they don't know for them to be arrogant about the little they do know."
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Re: Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 12:37:09 PM »
In the Karen Blixen house grounds in Nairobi there was a glass engraving business, selling items such as wine and drinks glasses, decanters, bowls etc, usually engraved with animals and various wildlife, and they also did attractive floral designs.
The glass items to be engraved were French, but the name of the manufacturer escapes me.
When I lived in Kenya I used to buy items there to bring as gifts to friends in the UK as the quality of the glass was very good as was the engraving.
Look at the Karen Blixen website - I haven't done so - I expect you'll find the glass engraver mentioned there.

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Re: Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 01:24:27 AM »
I think you'll find that the name Rowland Ward will work if you Google it.

Cheers, Nigel

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Re: Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2017, 06:04:04 PM »
hi  -  did you intend to attach some pictures  -  regret I'm not seeing any attachments.

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Re: Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2017, 06:22:03 PM »
[Mod: quoted detail from initial post replaced by brief info:]

Photo of the Carafe is attached.

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Re: Kenyan Wildlife Glasses Help to Identify
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2017, 06:55:06 PM »
More photos.

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