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Offline Lipstickpink

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Cannot identify etched hallmark on bowl
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:41:49 PM »
I bought a small rose bowl today from charity shop, it has a hallmark etched on bottom I hav'nt seen before.
Can anyone help please.
It looks like a C with an N inside it, could be a Z
Thank you.

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Offline Paul S.

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Re: Cannot identify etched hallmark on bowl
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 03:46:43 PM »
Hi - that makes two of us then  -  unfortunately, there are zillions of these things.          I've tried both Ivo Haanstra's booklet and Leslie Jackson's 'Factory Glass'  -  such backstamps aren't always a pointer to the manufacturer  -  possibly a retailer.               Not that I think it will help remotely, but is this pressed or cut  -  and you might show a picture of the whole piece please.         These things often have a wire insert I seem to remember.
Just for reference, such marks - when seen on glass -  are referred to usually as a 'backstamp', rather than a hallmark, which is a description reserved for assayed precious metals. ;D

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