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Photos added to Pierre's post and this part split off to form a new topic from,56183.0.html so we can discuss the vase. :)
Hi Fred, and welcome to the board. Your vase is signed Lutz, which led me to the French-born glassmaker,  Nicholas Lutz (1835-1906) who emigrated to the USA and who subsequently worked at the Boston and Sandwich Glass Company from 1870 to 1888. Threading (example here) appears to be his work.

However, your example would appear to me to be more recent, so perhaps there is another more 20th century maker creating pieces in the style of Lutz? Lutz also now seems to be used as a descriptive term for a variety of threaded decorative finishes, which doesn't help! I also found a Wesley Lutz making glass paperweights,  but no mention of his making vases. Frustrating, isn't it?  ???
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Glass / Re: British? Victorian Threaded vase
« Last post by Anne on Today at 12:52:55 AM »
Thank capitalartglass,
Italian! I never even considered that, lol.
I found one similar, but with a fatter body, described as by Lutz.
I also read, somewhere, that threaded glass was made a lot in England after the invention of a threading machine.

Not Italian or Loetz (!); almost certainly English, but I doubt you'll find a manufacturer

I've been reading about Lutz and wanted to add a note here to clarify that Lutz is not the same as Loetz / Lötz, as Christine's reply could be read as a correction to Senhandfran's. The former was a French-born glassmaker Nicholas Lutz (1835-1906), the latter was Loetz / Lötz -  a Bohemian glassmaking company,
Glass Paperweights / english millefiori paperweights 1862
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 11:10:00 PM »
I am sure you have probably all seen this report but just in case not, because it was incorrectly spelt in the transmission to online document, I thought I'd add it:
Report from the exhibition of 1862 and including some reports or comments on the 1851 exhibition:

' It was
particularly noticed by the Jurors, as it must have been by all visitors of taste, that


great progress lias been made in engraved glass. Many of the decanters and wine-
glasses were exquisitely enriched by appropriate ornamentation, in which the vine, its
grapes, leaves, and tendrils were so beautifully engraved as to render them objects for
the eye to gaze upon, rather than for the hand to seize. Among the successful efforts
at revival, we must place the Venetian glass, so much adinired for its lightness — no
lead being used in its composition — and for the beauty with which it is frosted,
gilded, and threaded. Our exhibitors, besides presenting Venetian glass in sets of
gilded bottles and glasses, have also successfully imitated the milk fioro work, which
consists of bundles of threaded glass packed in a globe of clear white glass, or forming
an ornamental paper weight.
  (my bold)

If you click on the link you will need to scroll down to page 74 to find the info. They make it clear they are discussing 'our' exhibitors in this section under glass.

I just wanted to cross reference the discussion on the GMB under this link,31074.msg168279.html#msg168279

It may come in handy at some point.

there is some information here (from the State Museum of Illinois?), on this Duke of Wellington sulphide attributed to Baccarat.]

In the information under that sulphide it says:

'Allen and Moore sulphide profile portrait of the Duke of Wellington; "A & M" inscribed along base of portrait; set on an opaque white ground overlaid with dark blue.
Allen & Moore was a private mint in Birmingham, England. They struck a coin in 1852 commemorating the death of Wellington; the reverse side featured an angel weeping on the sarcophagus

Is it similar to the red and clear one ?
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