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British & Irish Glass / Re: Molineaux Webb flower stand - pattern 8209
« Last post by Paul S. on February 17, 2018, 04:51:36 PM »
congratulations Neil  -  marvelous find - well done.               Was it the Portobello Road that claimed to have the right to sell during the hours of darkness and not be challenged legally, whatever the origins of the goods - though possibly those circumstances now changed   -  or was that a myth :)
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Molineaux Webb flower stand - pattern 8209
« Last post by keith on February 17, 2018, 04:15:29 PM »
Very nice ! difficult to find anything there recently  ::) ;D ;D
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British & Irish Glass / Molineaux Webb flower stand - pattern 8209
« Last post by neilh on February 17, 2018, 04:04:45 PM »
One of my best ever finds today on the Portobello Road - Molineaux Webb pattern 8209, flower stand with ruby flash, late 1860s. The stand also looks like it could be contemporary, it has a mark for EB & Co, which appears to be Edwin Blyde & Co of Sheffield, active from the mid 1850s onwards.

This piece is basically the 8209 celery where the stem has been removed and replaced with a glass stud, balancing it within the stand. Rather confusing, 8209 had two different types of decoration as seen in pattern book images (also used on a cross hatch key design), but it seems like the one I have is the main decoration, also used on comports, finger bowl, basin, ewer & glass etc. It's the first time I have seen it in the wild.

I'm also including a close up of the design used on this piece, it is quite distinctive. If anyone has a piece with this frosted design on it, it could be Molineaux Webb.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Harbridge Crystal bowl
« Last post by Paul S. on February 17, 2018, 01:40:32 PM »
 ;D ;D
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Glass / Re: Is this vase,artdeco?
« Last post by lwerk on February 17, 2018, 01:11:53 PM »
Thank you all  for your reply
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Glass / Re: Is this vase,artdeco?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on February 17, 2018, 01:04:54 PM »
The surface pattern is definitely different. :)
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Harbridge Crystal bowl
« Last post by keith on February 17, 2018, 12:44:27 PM »
If I can remember where I've put it  ::) I'll look but pretty sure it says Harbridge at the bottom, scrub that I just looked and it says Stourbridge  ::) oh dear is that what happens when you pass 60 ? can't blame the glasses this time !
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano Rooster Genuine?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on February 17, 2018, 11:48:50 AM »
Try to compare the quality of work in the one I showed with the others. :)
The body is nicely and correctly shaped, the colours under the bird are slightly fuzzy, to represent the downiness of feathers. The colours on the body are worked nicely, not just plonked.
You learn as you go along, and you need to be able to handle as much as possible, to learn about the feel and quality.
We all have our own mistakes and disasters. But if a piece of glass is a nice piece of glass, it doesn't matter where it comes from, it's still an original and a lovely bit of glass. And some contemporary Chinese can be stunningly lovely. :)
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Great pictures! I recognise a lot of Czech glass from post 1940 and do not recognise this piece, Russia and the Ukraine produced some  hotworked glass and the orange colour made me think maybe that direction. Do try to post on facebook pages like Sklo or Art Glass and maybe you will get some help there.....

Robert (bOBA)
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Harbridge Crystal bowl
« Last post by Paul S. on February 17, 2018, 08:40:57 AM »
thanks Keith  -  sorry to appear thick, but unsure of what the connection is with Wordsley -  is that what Harbridge Crystal became  ........   I'd thought Harbridge simply disappeared after c. 1957 - but no expert on them.

Being a tad pendantic - though it may well make a difference to the dates of manufacture  -  I notice that one of my other pieces carrying the Harbridge backstamp has the name in inverted commas/quote marks, thus   "Harbridge"  -  whereas yesterdays piece is simply Harbridge.

Nice bell by the way  -  two tone (duo tone ?) always looks good.

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