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Glass / Re: Cut glass perfume bottle
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Yesterday at 02:03:04 PM »
Many thanks for your thoughts Paul ;) Glad you like it.   Lots of things to think about....

Firstly, size - the bottle itself is 4" high and heavy. However, my OH seems to think that underneath the "silver" it may well be brass as it looks yellowish (I've added a couple of pics. to show).
Would they have silver plated brass, or could this colouration have been caused by the perfume itself????

You are quite right about the stopper.  Whilst I thought it was a snug fit, it does actually rock slightly from side to side, whereas my other perfume bottles with similar stoppers do not.

I'm not able to check whether it is silver yet using silver polish or Brasso.  I'll have to buy some or cadge some.We don't have anything silver so have no need of it. I did try lemon juice ::) but that didn't work.

Theres lots of ancient wear to the base, but no staining that I can see.  However, it does smell of old fashioned heady scent and it reminds me so much of my old Auntie Betty, (Gertrude, but called Gert by her friends and Betty by nephews and nieces) with her heady perfume, Ponds face powder, powdered rouge and home perms.  I don't think she was ever a flapper though, well not whilst she was a land girl  but you never know;D

The bottle itself seems quite well made and I've done a closeup of its sawtooth cutting which separates the four columns of pin wheel/hob star patterns.  Not sure what you really call this kind of cut pattern.
For some reason the pattern on the metal bit reminded me almost of Indian paisley pattern, and I just wondered if it was may be from that part of the hemisphere?

Not a rose cane but more like a pompon. The weight is I believe a St Mande.  Nice find!
Glass / Re: shaft and globe decanter for show.
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 01:20:34 PM »

Sure this isn't Richardson's c.1820 as I don't think they were going then.
But does the bird look similar?

Glass / Re: shaft and globe decanter for show.
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 01:02:57 PM »
No, it's the right item.
The detailed label says:

Decanter and stopper , with engraved decoration Ireland, 1800-20 Wilfred Buckley Collection (C.642 &A-1936) The decoration added, and signed, by Franz Tieze about 1910. .(18/06/2009)

I was just pointing out the engraving ... dated 1910 on a decanter made 1800 - and to compare it to the engraving on yours.

Glass / Re: Sam Herman Vase?
« Last post by tmmorg on Yesterday at 12:35:59 PM »
Thank you, Anne... Fingers crossed!!!
Glass / Re: shaft and globe decanter for show.
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 12:30:00 PM »
sorry, think the wrong item has come up  -  what is appearing is the 'Waterford Volunteers' bottle with pulley neck rings and dated 1782  ??         or is it just me being thick m?
People interested in classic era millefiori paperweights with rose canes may be able to help me identify this paperweight. It measures 2.4 inches diameter, 1.75 inches high, and has a four row concentric design, with a large rose cane in the centre. The inner-most ring of blue canes have a hidden rose cane at its centre.

I'm a little out of touch with the contemporary thinking on such weights, but would probably opt for "St Mandé" - a completely uneducated guess. Does anyone recognise the canes / roses here, and can suggest which factory made it?

British & Irish Glass / Re: Richardson's Vitrified Opaline
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 12:04:12 PM »
In Bohemian glass, this technique of three layers - ( in Cagney's example is it just one colour white over clear though? It looks like two layers in the photo) - is known as Doppelüberfang - or double overlay i.e. double overlay on top of the clear.
A single overlay is known as überfang.

Two layers on top of a third were very difficult.  The annealing process had to be correct along with the rates of cooling of the colours of the glass, otherwise it cracked. That was the problem they had with reproducing (the English version) of the Portland vase in the 19th century.  Franz Paul Zach engraved two versions of his Portland vase. One is in the Corning.

The Bohemians were masters of  Doppelüberfang.  It does seems as though Bacchus also produced a white on red (and possibly those two over a clear base?) in c.1849.  A decanter example is in the V&A.

If I was researching the goblet I'd be looking at French to start.  Is it French?

I know it as overlay glass or cased glass if thinking about any cased glass other than Bohemian/German however I think the French have a specific term for it as well.  I just can't remember it at the moment.

Casing was achieved in various methods.  Charles Hajdamach's British Glass books have details on how this might have been done.

I should think every maker had their own recipe for white opaline glass.  This was also referred to as 'opal glass' in the mid 19th in England as far as I can work out from contemporary reports of the day.  It's still opaline glass.  It just had the name 'opal glass'.

Glass / Re: shaft and globe decanter for show.
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 11:34:35 AM »
|Interesting decanter in V&A for comparison of engraving. Decanter made 1800-1820, engraving added by Franz Tieze and signed by him ...1910
This engraved decanter in the V&A is interesting.
Made 1800-1820 but engraved decoration added by Franz Tieze c.1910 - signed by him.  Nice shamrocks.
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