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Glass / Re: A whisky glass
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 09:50:02 AM »
They are called last drop glasses and don't seem particularly uncommon when you do a Google search
Glass / Re: Heavy light ruby vase, whitefriars / austrian oberglas?
« Last post by chasdevlin on Today at 09:43:27 AM »
I've been looking into Oberglas & Igrind for an unusual textured vase ( different to yours here) I have, but without any luck. I've now started to think 60s/70s Japan as they were known to produce bark/ textured pieces in quite unusual perhaps that's a possibility for yours too. The problem is that area is so undocumented.
Glass / Re: Baccarat unusual vase any ideas on date?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 09:42:07 AM »
The uranium is the date restricter, so I doubt your stand is earlier than 1860ish, so as I said late 1800s
Glass / A whisky glass
« Last post by Laird on Today at 08:48:07 AM »
This whisky glass has a somewhat gruesome engraving on the base, which I think might have been added on to an older glass.

Glass / Re: Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« Last post by Laird on Today at 08:09:31 AM »
I have viewed examples of Walsh glasses online and there are so many similarities that I am confident that this is indeed a Walsh glass.
Many thanks for all the help.
Germany / Re: Help! I don't understand this "Juno" bowl.
« Last post by theElench on Today at 06:26:03 AM »
I'm not sure how high a quality this would be.  My photo is of the inside but the outside is equally dull and blotchy.  If, as you say it's post war it looks to me like it might be soon after.  When times were very hard and materials most likely scarce.

Being more used to seeing the high quality, pre-war Walther, I find it hard to think that something looking so "second rate" was ever very popular unless there was nothing better available.   Perhaps I'll keep it as a curiosity -- I can't imagine that many others are still about!!
Scandinavian Glass / Re: Bertil Vallien signed Vase
« Last post by Dubarry on Today at 04:48:49 AM »
Many thanks for the information, Jonas.  This vase seems to have slipped into obscurity as I have tried countless searches on the internet without a result, other than an eBay seller in USA who is selling one.  He also, has had trouble finding a reference and doesn't know it is called "Wing". ! Bertil's own website has a gallery of images of his work, about 18 pages at 6 images to a page but there seems to be a gremlin after page 4 and you cannot progress past this.  Very frustrating! Thanks again, Jonas for your input.  Kind regards, Barry
As far as I know,  they are 'blown as double walled' glass, silvered with a solution poured inside between the two walls and then etched and engraved on the outside wall.
I have three pieces - small - one is a goblet,two are salts (one of which has an impressed mark on the seal in the base).

So they are made as double walled glass with a hole in the base where the silver solution (however it was made - see this thread for some various methods of how it was done) was poured inside from the base, to line the interior sides of the two walls.  Then, when it was dry I guess, the hole was sealed.  In the case of mine with some form of metallic seal which may be lead (I do not know and have not tested mine).


Okay, I have to admit that my Czech or my Slovak or my whatever is not very good. And I have totally lost the plot here after 20 odd pages. But looking at those vases, is the glass clear, and then silvered and then etched or is it ct away to the silver or....

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