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Offline Glen

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A Glass Mystery Story with a Twist in its Tail
« on: February 09, 2007, 07:10:15 PM »
Some of you may remember my quest a week or so ago, where I was asking for your help with the points on Davidson's #269 (the Blackberry Prunt pattern). http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,9127.0.html

Several of you were incredibly helpful (thank you again) and you may be interested to read now what it was all about. It's a fascinating story - a real Whodunnit - and I think the answer will surprise you.

http://www.geocities.com/carni_glass_uk_2000/MysteryComport.html

I'd be grateful for all any feedback. If you can help add more information please let me know.
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Re: A Glass Mystery Story with a Twist in its Tail
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2007, 07:29:01 PM »
COO!  :o :o :o
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Re: A Glass Mystery Story with a Twist in its Tail
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2007, 07:54:13 PM »
Hi Glen,

Can I suggest that you try asking the London SOAS,(School of Oriental and African Studies) if they can help with translation? Some of their staff are likely to operate in the Chinese industrial/economic history field, so you may get the exact name of the company.

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Re: A Glass Mystery Story with a Twist in its Tail
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2007, 07:54:56 PM »
Thanks Marcus - that's a very useful suggestion.
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2007, 08:28:36 PM »
Excellent result!
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Re: A Glass Mystery Story with a Twist in its Tail
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2007, 08:54:18 PM »
至(zhì)记(jì) 实(shí)业(yè)厂(chǎng) 出(chū)品(pǐn)

These are the characters written in modern, simplified Chinese with their pinyin equivalents (thanks to my fiancee Zhang Jie). The first two characters appear to be the name of the factory, 'zhì' is probably the name of the founder.

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Re: A Glass Mystery Story with a Twist in its Tail
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2007, 09:10:21 PM »
 :o :o  :clap: :clap:


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Re: A Glass Mystery Story with a Twist in its Tail
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2007, 09:15:34 PM »
Thanks for the supportive words, folks  :)  :) .....and Steven, please thank your fiancee, Zhang Jie. May I add her contribution to the article (with an acknowledgement to her, of course)?
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Re: A Glass Mystery Story with a Twist in its Tail
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2007, 09:21:23 PM »
Wow! Glen, that's amazing. What a story, and a great piece of research as well.  Who would have thought that Davidson's 269 would have been copied by the Chinese so long ago... and as you say, where are all the other pieces? This cannot be the only Chinese made one surely?  Or are we all so innured to seeing this design that we *know* it's Davidson and don't look closely enough - if the compote hadn't been Carnival this question and answer wouldn't have arisen, most likely. Well done! :)

 

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