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Offline gazza64

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can anyone help me identify this old glass jug
« on: October 21, 2018, 01:02:34 PM »
Hello to all, good morning.
Can someone please help me out on this little glass jug of my mothers. i have dabbled in glass for quite a few years, but after searching the  internet i can't seem to get any further.
It is around 3 inches high, and weighs 107g, it looks pretty crude in design and is not lead crystal, but it is hand blown. The gold leaf is looking a bit tired and has mostly worn off on the bottom of the jug.
If anyone could throw any light on it's age, origin etc i would greatly appreciate it, as i seem to be going around in circles on the net.

Kindest regards
Gary.

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Re: can anyone help me identify this old glass jug
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2018, 12:12:46 AM »
Hi Gary and welcome to the board. Jugs are notoriously tricky to pin down to a maker unless it's a design in a catalogue somewhere e.g. one of the pressed glass designs.  The decoration might give a clue though, let's see what other members think.

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Re: can anyone help me identify this old glass jug
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2018, 07:48:24 AM »
Thanks Anne,

Would you have an idea of age, and what it was used for, i'm presuming milk, but i maybe way off the mark as jugs are not my thing, would i be right in guessing it might be bohemian in style ?

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Re: can anyone help me identify this old glass jug
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 07:47:25 PM »
Not a clue as to origin Gary, sorry, but at that size it may be a creamer rather than for milk?

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Re: can anyone help me identify this old glass jug
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 08:40:57 PM »
Hi, when talking about English and Irish jugs, Millerís says that jugs made before c.1870 had the handle attached just under the rim and drawn down. As your jug has the handle applied at the bottom and drawn up then it would post date c.1870. (assuming it is English or Irish). Hope this helps a bit.

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Re: can anyone help me identify this old glass jug
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2018, 06:49:03 AM »
Hi, when talking about English and Irish jugs, Millerís says that jugs made before c.1870 had the handle attached just under the rim and drawn down. As your jug has the handle applied at the bottom and drawn up then it would post date c.1870. (assuming it is English or Irish). Hope this helps a bit.

Thanks Ekimp and Anne, it is a bit of a puzzle, I don't know why, but i have a feeling it is not an English or Irish jug. It has an eastern look to it in my amateur opinion.
maybe i'm wrong though. i'm still hoping someone can narrow it down a bit more.
Thanks for all your input so far ladies and gents.

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Gary.

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