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British & Irish Glass / Re: Machine etched comport stamped with pattern number 16
« Last post by Lustrousstone on September 23, 2022, 04:04:35 PM »
It's probably the machine number rather than the pattern number and something often found on French glass. Machine 16 was probably used to create the plate.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Heavy pink & white bubbles paperweight
« Last post by Lustrousstone on September 23, 2022, 04:00:02 PM »
As Sue says, Chinese, but always give us a base shot to help
Glass Paperweights / Re: Teardrop blue and clear glass paperweight
« Last post by Lustrousstone on September 23, 2022, 03:59:14 PM »
With that matte-ground base Chinese is most likely. Polish glass is usually well finished
Glass / Re: is this Bagley?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on September 23, 2022, 03:47:17 PM »
It may be of the same period as the Bagley items and thus used the same cold enamels (fired enamel doesn't wear so much or in the same jaggedy way) from the same supplier (there weren't many).
Glass / Re: Silver-topped Uranium perfume bottle
« Last post by NevB on September 23, 2022, 12:55:19 PM »
I was looking for something else and found this old post, I also found this excellent site, scroll down to Thomas Webb.

Thanks for taking the time to do that John.  I went through and checked all my opalescent pieces last night and none have a base like this vase.  All have a base that looks like the body i.e. no little bits of white showing including in my oldest pieces.  Perhaps the white frit used to create the white effect on the vase was only used at a certain time frame or place which might eventually help date it.  I've only gone down the older route because it arrived with a piece that dates to 1700s, so thought worth checking out.

Agree on the handles.

Glass / Re: Do you recognize this glass mark?
« Last post by glassobsessed on September 23, 2022, 08:31:47 AM »
Hi, I have been told that this mark may be MVM Cappellin.

I find that difficult to reconcile with the style of the glass itself - in my limited experience so unlike anything from Cappellin from the 1920s say. It reads MW rather than MM. Wasn't Lobmeyr's mark more like a portcullis?

I think any pink tinge might be a result of the dark background and the artificial light source maybe with a hint of opalescence getting picked up, guesswork really.

As to handles top down or bottom up - there are so few hard and fast rules, they are comforting but ultimately result in you wearing blinkers... All fashions shift.

The foot of the goblet is made with the same girasol as the bowl.

Glass / Re: Heavy cylinder vase question.
« Last post by glassobsessed on September 23, 2022, 08:07:14 AM »
In Gaelic that means welcome I believe, in French bankrupt so maybe not from France!

Glass / Heavy cylinder vase question.
« Last post by keith on September 22, 2022, 11:16:44 PM »
Almost 7 inches tall, very heavy, dated for 1982, can't read the signature and the label is just as bad, it says handcut at the bottom and the large letters look like the word 'FAILTE' I'm sure I've seen this word on an Irish glass bowl, any help would be great, after spending a pound on it I'd like to know where it's from !  ;D ;D
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