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Glass Books / Hunebelle 1930 catalogue reproduction
« Last post by chilternhills on Today at 12:00:35 PM »
Collectors of French Art Deco glass may be interested in a new reproduction of the 1930 English version of the Hunebelle catalogue. It must be pretty rare to find an original. Not even the Corning Museum of Glass has a copy, but they do have the French version.

The reproduction quality is really good on quality gloss paper. The copy I received came in a sturdy plastic folder for extra protection. The book has black & white photos of over 100 pieces. It was expensive, but reckon it must be an essential buy for the keen collector. The museum copy is listed here: http://www.isleofwightglassmuseum.org.uk/library

More info here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182528239449

Anton
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Edinburgh Crystal Quality
« Last post by WhatHo! on Today at 11:14:51 AM »
The main fact is that this eBay listing is correct. for whatever reason these glasses do not match hers exactly but they are Edinburgh Crystal and the listing is entirely accurate and not misleading in any manner.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Edinburgh Crystal Quality
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 10:16:09 AM »
It is certainly not something I know of as being "well known" and I'm from Edinburgh.
The whole point of buying Edinburgh Crystal was that you didn't need to know top quality, you knew you were getting it. It was always suitable for wedding gifts. :)

But glasses from the era '50s '60s '70s, as stated in the listing, would not come under this '80s and '90 later "reduction in quality", whether anybody is aware of it or not.

edited to add.
I've just read the actual ebay listing. There is a note saying from the '80s underneath, in the written part rather than the dateline. So it's confusing there, but there is no mention of any reduction in quality from the later period.


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British & Irish Glass / Re: Edinburgh Crystal Quality
« Last post by WhatHo! on Today at 07:14:17 AM »
Its is well known that with their long running styles like Iona, Thistle, Star of Edinburgh the quality of the glassware reduced/changed through the 80s and in to the 1990s which I presume is either from commercial pressure or change of production techniques. I have sold Edinburgh Crystal for 10 years and have seen it time and time again and I regularly customers who are aware of this quality difference and ask questions about this very point.
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Glass / Pretty etched jug
« Last post by Cosi on Today at 06:23:52 AM »
I have this pretty etched jug which is 16cm high and about 12cm at its widest point. It has  a ground/polished depression on he base indicative of the pontil rod, so I am guessing it is quite old.
There is a crack on the bottom of the handle where it is attached to the body of the jug.
I would love to know more about it and also if there is a way of repairing the damage sympathetically?
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Glass / Re: HUGE Amethyst Glass Vase Signed F?
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 08:16:02 PM »
Another difference is that the op's vase does not have the ribbing reaching to the upper neck and rim.
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Glass / MOVED: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 07:49:02 PM »
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Glass / ID help pls! Large, hand blown jug
« Last post by Valsky on Yesterday at 05:59:13 PM »
Hello
I am hoping someone might be able to ID this gorgeous jug for me. It measures just over 9" high and is quite heavy. I thought perhaps Webb but there are no identifying marks and I cannot find anything that's close enough (on google) to be sure.
Many thanks in advance.
Valsky
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