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British & Irish Glass / Re: British-Made "Verlys" and "Hanots" glassware
« Last post by David E on Today at 02:00:29 PM »
That link is incorrect:

So it had expired in 1937 and was owned by Holophane (hardly surprising).

I would also like to point out that US companies were probably prohibited from selling into the UK, while there was a UK distributor or Holophane was still making it (they stopped in 1940, I believe).

So I agree that after c.1950 (unless we can find a British manufacturer) the glass in the UK would have indeed come from the US.
Rather than white paper i've used a white cloth background...[i hope that helps]!

I used led lighting on these pix but its amazing the angle of lens/light etc changes the 'tint'...!

Many thanks again for all members help on this paperweight...[i'm learning all the time which is good]!
The Walsh information may not be accurate. There is only one record for Verlys in the UK database
You can attach four pix per reply using the more attachment button, each of up to 125 kb. Tints in glass are best seen against a piece of white paper. Your PW looks to have a hint of a tint to me
British & Irish Glass / Re: British-Made "Verlys" and "Hanots" glassware
« Last post by David E on Today at 11:02:05 AM »
Do you know which colours might have been in production at Chance at the time?

Not at present, Steven. It should become clear when I plunge into the production records at Chance. The only problem here is that this part of the archives has still to be catalogued and the whole Chance archive is, well, "rather large". About 30 cubic metres* to be more precise :o

However, I have one example of Spiderweb in opalescent, which definitely dates to pre-1939. At this time we know that production Spiderweb was made in clear, amethyst, teal, green (uranium) and a brown-smoked. On top of this, other contemporary glassware such as the Goodden ashtrays, were made in opal green (uranium and not*), blues in various shades (clear and opal), and even pale-green with iridescence.

Another good point about British Verlys: The US company was almost certainly prohibited from selling into the British Empire market; likewise, Chance/Walsh the same into the US & Canadian markets. So any Verlys glassware bought in the UK has a much higher 'chance' of being British in manufacture.

EDIT: Non-uranium opal green was probably produced after 1945 due to the restrictions on the use of uranium oxide, etc.
Hi David, it's a fascinating discovery: thanks for sharing it with us.

Do you know which colours might have been in production at Chance at the time?

Your unmarked rose bowl could be from the US: Heisey production c. 1956-7 was not marked in the mould and instead just carried stickers. The mould is one that Heisey leased during this time: see plate 4 in McPeek & McPeek (1992).
Hi John,thanks yet again for the info.Lesson learned,hopefully,for the cost of a few coffees!
Cheers Paul.
And here's another pic this time of the base.

ps...[i tried reducing size of pix but could only load one per post]!
Thank you Kevin/John....your help and info are most appreciated!

I'm showing my ignorance, obviously, but i've never heard of Paul Ysart! How do you guys identify his glass paperweights...?

The glass, to my eyes, is quite clear....
Thick walled and heavy in weight are typical of what I tend to see here, many are quite large too. They are often bright and really cheerful and generally great value. Flat polished bases are not that unusual, more often there is a ground but unpolished pontil mark too.

Domestic producers must be tearing their hair out at the competition, where the Chinese products fall down is overall quality, especially in terms of attention to detail and somewhat generic design.
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