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Offline Chris Harrison

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« on: August 29, 2006, 01:17:14 PM »
This morning I was the lucky recipient of 4 banana boxes of pressed glass - fruit bowls, sundae dishes, comports, plates, etc etc.

A lot of it is tat, but a couple of dozen pieces are rather nice.

Unfortunately nothing is marked and I know very little about pressed glass.

I have most of the big standard works (Jackson, Miller, etc) and these don't help much.  

Can anyone suggest any easily-available reference material to help me identify the patterns?

Thanks,
Chris

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006, 01:30:15 PM »
Hi Chris,

It is not a book, but a fantastic place to start, Pamela's Site
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006, 06:47:54 PM »
:oops: Thank you Della!
Chris, you are always welcome here regarding pressed glass.
It could be of great advantage to know where you are situated - thank you!
Pamela
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2006, 12:11:07 PM »
Thanks, Della and Pamela.  Wow, that's some site, Pamela!  Sadly, now that I've taken a better look at the boxes, I don't think I have much that features.

So far I've managed to pick out a couple of small pieces each of Davidson, Sowerby and what I think is Czech Comecon-era glass.  The rest is a mystery, but - to me at least - not very interesting, either.

I'll keep searching online for a while longer before posting any pictures.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2006, 07:04:01 PM »
even if not featuring, Chris, the smallest plate with an undescribed pattern could be a missing link for collectors like me - please do not hesitate to post pictures! Thank you!
Pamela
Die Erfahrung lehrt, dass, wer auf irgendeinem Gebiet zu sammeln anfängt, eine Wandlung in seiner Seele anheben spürt. Er wird ein freudiger Mensch, den eine tiefere Teilnahme erfüllt, und ein offeneres Verständnis für die Dinge dieser Welt bewegt seine Seele.
Experience teaches that anyone who begins to collect in any field can feel a change in his soul. He becomes a joyful man filled with a deeper empathy, and a more open understanding moves his soul.
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2006, 09:31:24 PM »
Now then, Pamela, be careful what you wish for...

...no, seriously, I'll try and put some photos up on Monday, if I can manage to get organised.

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