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Offline catshome

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Maker's Mark - JR? - ID = Riedel
« on: August 17, 2006, 07:02:02 PM »
As everyone seems to be in tonight I thought I'd try and get another mystery solved.  Makers mark etched, looks like JR inside a box with only 3 sides.  I've photographed it and put in a drawing (yes I know sorry about that) :

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10086/smallerDSCN0782.jpg

Any ideas?  I've been trying to crack this for a year but I am prepared to give up and do it the easy way now!

Thanks
Cat


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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006, 07:17:16 PM »
It's not in Hartmann so probably post 1950. A picture of the whole piece might help. This is a sandblasted mark, not etched.
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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2006, 07:33:12 PM »
Hi Frank - here is a picture but it may not be clear enough as there's no daylight left.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10086/normal_smallerDSCN1193.jpg

item is 8" high 2" diameter at the top and etched or engraved (but not sand blasted) with a scene of a cockerel, trees, and birds.  The green base might be stained.  I can't decide if it's a champagne flute or a vase.

Hope it helps
Cat


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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2006, 08:05:35 PM »
Josef Riedel again....
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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2006, 08:28:38 PM »
Hi Ivo - why did you say "again"?


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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 06:06:16 AM »
For some reason this mark turns up again and again on this forum. Riedel is one of the largest contemporary glass makers, so there is lots of glass around with his mark on it. Their wine glasses are unsurpassed, by the way - if you ever find any, use them.
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2006, 07:54:33 AM »
Riedel were established in 1756.

Ivo, do you know when this mark was introduced?
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2006, 09:40:01 AM »
I believe the Riedels re-established their industry in Austria in 1955;  the CJR (Claus-Josef Riedel) monogram was introduced 1960. The monogram changes from year to year - so the Riedels can tell from the monogram when the piece was made.  Not sure if this information is found anywhere else... it is not on their website
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2006, 10:34:36 AM »
Ah.......now I can see the mark is CJR.  I will search the board to have a look at some of the other things that have come up.  Thank you, Cat


 

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