As a result of what you have written above Anne..... "Are the Nazeing one's ribbed like mine, etc".....I am concerned that folks may assume that the new pictures posted under the title of Nazeing suggest that all the glass is
indeed Nazeing. It was something that I was already worried about and you've just stimulated me to make comment Anne
Having handled many of the items in that find (along with Paul and Christina of Circa Glass) prior to passing on Stephen's name to the owners as the best person to deal with such a large amount of items, I feel that it is sensible to mention that a fair number of items had stickers "Foreign Made" or "Foreign", whilst others were very unlikely to be from the Nazeing factory for a number of reasons (unfortunately best achieved by viewing and handling the items directly).
The find itself is from one of Major Elwell's descendants and represents a cross-section of what he bought as a wholesaler of glass. Sadly, as far as we know all
the documentary evidence relating to the purchase and sale of the items by Elwell was burnt. The glass world is therefore left, yet again, with a situation that requires careful analysis, rather than assumption. Furthermore, there is very little in the find that directly links to the published Nazeing catalogues and records.
I am deeply saddened by the situation because it was my hope that this was going to be the absolute proof of the origin of all the items that I, in particular, have hitherto questioned. We are now left having to identify as much as possible from other sources in order to understand what is in the find. Bearing in mind that Elwell bought from a number of British glass companies as well as Czech glass this is a sizeable undertaking, so hopefully GMB'ers will be able to help Stephen in this quest.