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British & Irish Glass / Re: Bonnet glass I believe ?
« Last post by keith on Today at 11:12:25 PM »
Will have to go and look and get back to you on that  :)
Glass Paperweights / Re: Caithness pyramid
« Last post by Wuff on Today at 10:43:54 PM »
Lustrousstone: ScotlandsGlass is not broken, but does have technical problems - it is slow and frequently times out ☹ …one just has to keep trying.

Seanynicks: What would you expect? The site includes images, to help you identify the item, includes information like the official name, year of first issue, whether a limited design, and the name of the designer … in the case of Pyramids Caithness didn't list an individual, just the "Design Studio". will go directly to one of several colour variations (unless the server decides to time out).
Glass Paperweights / Re: Identification of Caithness paperweight
« Last post by Wuff on Today at 10:29:30 PM »
Looks like a "Coral" (orange version), first issued in 1972 - but it was classified as second and used to practise engraving - also in order to make sure it would not be taken for a "production item". It should be marked "CIIG" or "C2G" on the base, and was usually sold in the factory shop.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Customised Perthshire oddity/curiousity?
« Last post by Wuff on Today at 10:24:06 PM »
Looks like a Perthshire "Marble" - which (despite the name) has a flattened base. See page 155 of the "Complete Guide ..."
British & Irish Glass / Re: Georgian glass
« Last post by Ekimp on Today at 08:38:49 PM »
The date of the urn in the book is c.1795. It has a bell shaped lid and more cutting around the rim. He says in the text that “…the sprig and oval engraved device is reminiscent of English work”.
Glass / American glass artist, signed "Bar"? Who is/was this?
« Last post by kwqd on Today at 08:17:47 PM »
This vase is about 6.5" high x 4" widest diameter, snapped pontil, signed "Bar 03" on the bottom. I am not certain that the last letter is "r", but it looks like it to me. Guessing a U.S. glass artist since I found it in the U.S. Has anyone encountered this artist's work before/know who they are?
Glass / Re: Ruby Glass Vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 07:09:01 PM »
This little vase is most likely Anchor Hocking. American, mould blown and quite thin.

Zbigniew Horbowy's work is much bigger, thicker and heavier, and while he may have used moulds for a cylindrical base shape, they were much more freehand in the finish.
Horbowy's work looks much more like quite adventurous studio glass. His bulges in things are rather more space-age in appearance than this very traditional little posy vase.  :)

The reference I have for Horbowy is in the Ceramics and Glass book published by the museum in Krakow. I am rather fond of his work and have a couple of bits. ;D
Glass Paperweights / Re: DD001 1st Paperweight made or Prototype
« Last post by Wuff on Today at 06:17:17 PM »
I'm a bit confused.
Correct - Caithness is marking their seconds "CIIG" - but if this were a Caithness second, no design number would be scratched on the base. If a code starting with a single(!) letter, followed by numbers is marked on the base, this would be a running number for unlimited weight for a given year (indicated by the letter) - but NEVER with seconds.
I am not saying this is not Caithness - but finding the design will be difficult - with more than 4000 designs around.
Glass / Re: Purple Bagley Tulip Lamp
« Last post by niktam on Today at 05:16:07 PM »
Hi Nev,
That would be a really good pointer, but when bought, the bulb holder was missing (sod's law in action!)  ???
Thank you for your help,
Glass / Re: Purple Bagley Tulip Lamp
« Last post by NevB on Today at 04:18:03 PM »
The bulb-holder/wiring might give a clue to its age, that's if it hasn't been rewired. The older fittings will be brass or possibly Bakelite, maybe with ceramic insulator.
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