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Glass Paperweights / Ysart Related?
« Last post by The Glass Staircase on Today at 04:07:18 PM »

I picked up this weight today and wondering if I'm right in thinking it is Ysart related? It measures 3 inches diameter and has substantial wear to base with rough pontil mark.


Glass / Re: Small, elegant glasses (5), raised pontil, unknown maker
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 03:58:29 PM »
At VSL they call this delicate cutting 'dentelle' which translates as lacework. I'll see what I can find, I've not seen it before on a glass done like this, just the stem.

Just for the anecdote, in french we call these small glasses 'verre gouttes' a glass for drops. It was, and still is used for stronger stuff such as liqueurs, drunk in small quantities, hence the expression still used today 'tu veux une goutte?' Fancy a drop? :D
Glass / Re: Small, elegant glasses (5), raised pontil, unknown maker
« Last post by flying free on Today at 03:42:33 PM »
difficult to tell but I think Val St Lambert used that cutting style/design.

Could they be champagne glasses maybe?

Glass / Re: Identification of amber colour vintage glass vase
« Last post by flying free on Today at 03:38:44 PM »
You're welcome :)

Please do let us know if you find the artist.  It would be good to have a resolution on the board.
Otherwise hopeful that someone else will come up with the answer for you.

Glass / Small, elegant glasses (5), raised pontil, unknown maker
« Last post by Beege on Today at 02:58:09 PM »
Hallo all.
I have a set of five glasses which are very delicate (fine glass and therefore light). Height 4, rim diameter 3".
The pontil seems to be smooth and raised a little (rather than flat or rough).
Do any of you fine folk recognise the maker or perhaps identify their use (seem small for wine)?
Thank you for your help.

Glass / Re: Help identifying producer.
« Last post by Fuhrman Glass on Today at 01:19:49 PM »
The serrations on the edges of the bottom suggests to me that it was machine made. This was used on many machine made items.
Glass / Re: Heavy Swirl Vase ID
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 12:06:33 PM »
 :) I know you do see loads more than I do, John, but I thought the highly polished base would be inconsistent with even 10-15 year old Chinese work.
A highly polished base from  ~ 10 years ago might indicate a slightly superior maker at that time?
or am I just clutching at straws? ;D
Just occassionally, I do see a really quite wonderful bit of modern Chinese glass amongst the rest, I assume because the individual who made it really did have talent as well as some skill.
Admittedly, looking at this vase for the very first time, the bright colours have me veering to China, but then the quality of the execution of the twists made me think about old marbles and that it merited further study.

The extra photos do show a very yellow colour in the clear casing. It's not a particularly wonderful colour, and it supports John's statement.
I still really like it.  ;D
Glass / Re: St Louis? Baccarat? Big cat trinket lid
« Last post by Penelope12 on Today at 12:04:25 PM »
I have a bit of a thing about those lions, I have the same collection of small ones plus a black one. The large one is by John Derbyshire as far as I can tell from the photo, but the smaller ones are not of the same quality and so I believe from a different manufacturer, possibly Henry Greener? ???

Glass / Re: St Louis? Baccarat? Big cat trinket lid
« Last post by thewingedsphinx on Today at 11:15:11 AM »
 I have and will continue to be called many names, but very rarely called cheap ;)
Can you spot the odd one out in this small pride below?
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