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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina 'Cut Ice' lollipop, signed Michael Harris
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 01:41:22 PM »
I've done some digging around. I had 6, but only have three left now.
I have found pics though.
The first is of the MH signed one and a tall slim one I believe to be his work.

The next pic is of two I have sold. I notice they have the crizzle pattern inside, which the others do not.
This is an extra stage added into the making.
Should cut-ice lollipops with and without the crizzle web be considered different beasts?


I've noticed the same thing in the cubes, which are just the same thing, but a different shape.
Some have the crizzle web, some do not.  :)
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Glass / Re: Antique uranium crystal wine glass ID please
« Last post by Ph on Today at 01:13:58 PM »
Thanks so much for your reply, so interesting! I think I need to buy myself some related literature to get myself up to speed!🤣
They all have near enough same size foot as per photo. The foot is definitely oversized and quite flat. Interesting that you mentioned Steven & Williams as this vase was in the same job lot... Could it just be Joshua Hodgetts vase?? I don't know... But that's a different conversation all together! 😂
Maybe I'll never find out who made my glasses but at least I have some idea. Thank you. And yes, they are perfect for a tipple...
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Glass / Re: Wanted manufacturer Vase
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 12:58:12 PM »
The Moser book published by Moser doesn't show any high enamel of this type...
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart, 2nd piece !
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 11:49:06 AM »
 ;D
I want it. I adore anything dichroic as long as it is not neowotsit.
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina 'Cut Ice' lollipop, signed Michael Harris
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 11:45:35 AM »
I had about 6 of them, just one was signed, but I do (and did) normally avoid signed because of the stupid prices.
(I am totally unimpressed with signatures. They do nothing to improve the appearance of a piece. They're just some scratches on the bottom.)

It was about 20 years ago when I started collecting and first got them.  I had "so many" I kind of stopped paying too much attention to them.

During those early collecting days of mine, I'd say ice-cut lollipops were more common than even ordinary large globes. And certainly far more common than the Japanese globes.

Things may have changed.  ;D They do, over time.  8)

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Glass / Re: Antique uranium crystal wine glass ID please
« Last post by Ekimp on Today at 10:58:41 AM »
Tumblers often seem to have a large ground pontil and I wonder if that is due to the way theyíre are blown. Is the bottom of the unfinished tumbler more likely to be slightly convex requiring grinding of a larger area whereas is it easier to produce an applied foot slightly concave, only requiring a smaller area to be ground? I canít remember seeing a stemmed glass with a ground flat foot before, is the one thatís ground flat the same diameter foot as the others?

In Bickertonís Eighteenth Century English Drinking Glasses it says that Ďby the beginning of the last quarter of the [18th] century the faceted stem had almost completely captured the market : it reigned until the early years of the nineteenth century...í so there were plenty about. Later, in the early twentieth century, according to Millerís Collecting Glass, facet stem glasses were reproduced by Stevens and Williams and Whitefriars (probably among others). The reproductions it says are heavier weight, have thicker stems, flatter and thinner feet, and brighter colour. It says Ďthe laborious technique of hexagonal facet cutting was also rarely used on such pieces.í Your glass has the hexagonal facets, the ones in your link diamond facets, then thereís simple flat cut facets. Donít suppose that rules anything in or out though  :)

I am always slightly wary when there is a near perfect set of glasses claiming to be almost 200 years old, especially when there are known to be later reproductions, who knows!

Antique glasses make the booze taste better! (Unless you break one).
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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina 'Cut Ice' lollipop, signed Michael Harris
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 06:45:05 AM »
Very nice Lollipop Anton.

In relation to other shapes produced at Mdina in a given time period rare would seem fair enough, harder to find than say a globe vase and more common than an onion vase.

By chance mine was the very first piece of Mdina that I had the good fortune to buy and started my interest in Harris and Mdina.

John
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Glass / Re: Antique uranium crystal wine glass ID please
« Last post by Ph on Yesterday at 10:44:11 PM »
This is fascinating... thank you. I agree regarding the colour. It's almost more bright turquoise blue than green and glows in daylight even without a torch. The polished pontils are very large on 3 glasses and 4th one has the whole base polished. Lots of wear, really can't see any marks unfortunately.
Found this link for presumably older glasses that look almost exactly as mine except the pontil... Could mine be an old reproduction of even older glasses??

https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/six_facet_cut_stem_wine_glass_c1840/as790a577
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Glass / Re: Antique uranium crystal wine glass ID please
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 09:40:51 PM »
I have some Walsh bonnet shaped tumblers with honeycomb cutting on them. They have very large polished pontil marks.
Are they large on your other glasses?

Walsh was not always marked and sometimes the mark is so imperceptible it is incredibly difficult to see without the light suddenly catching it in the right way.

Walsh did do a bluey green colour glass as there is one pictured in the book The Glass of John Walsh Walsh on page 47 (large bowl with Iris decoration).    It looks more intense than yours on the piece in the book but that might be because it is a bigger piece and the photograph is from the side of the bowl so it would be showing the effect of two walls of glass if you see what I mean.
I believe it might be the same colour as this vase which looks a very different green in this link, to the one in the book:
https://scottishantiques.com/art-glass/british?product_id=3964

That link says it is uranium glass.



All that said, I've had a quick look through the book and could not spot a glass this shape or cut.  But it was a very quick look.
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Glass / Re: Antique uranium crystal wine glass ID please
« Last post by Ph on Yesterday at 08:42:48 PM »
Hi Ekimp,
It worked really well 😉
I have 4 of them so just checked the others and yes! The photographed one seems to have whole base polished flat. The others have various sizes of polished flat pontil...silly me not checking them all initially 😂😂
Petra
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