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Germany / Re: Gebrüder Funk
« Last post by Harry on September 16, 2018, 12:32:48 PM »
This is a link to that article.

I have also seen a document written on company letterhead paper where the company calls itself Spezialglashüttenwerke Gebrüder Funk & Co.  I have seen an online partial catalog for Adlerhütten and what little else I have encountered seems to imply these Penzig companies produced mostly pressed crystal for a multitude of uses. Funk seems an exception ("special?").

The document showed that Funk was providing items to hotel gift shops and probably had a network of sales reps throughout Germany. Brochures or catalogs probably existed at some time - it sure would be nice to see one.   :)
Glass / Re: Swirled, opaque glass... incense holder? Signed
« Last post by The Glass Staircase on September 16, 2018, 08:18:45 AM »
looks like a lamp base have no idea who made it though
Hi Della

Many thanks for your reply and being so generous in offering your help. I'm finding the Glass Message Board a very useful tool. We do have quite a lot of books including the 'Scandinavian Glass Fire & sea' one, but most books cover such a large topic, there isn't room for everything, and for Google search you do have to have some idea what you're looking for and be lucky. I usually come up with answers for most things but as we collect mid-century pottery as well as glass, there will always be gaps. This was our first trip to Sweden and we saw a lot of things we'd never seen before. We would have loved to bring back even more things as the prices in the charity shops were very reasonable, but we were flying.

Best wishes
Hi Jonas

Many thanks for your helpful reply. Much appreciated. Glaslykta = 'glass lantern' according to Google translate, so presume that means it came on a stand.

Best wishes

Glass / MOVED: Is this an Mdina Tricorn vase?
« Last post by Anne on September 16, 2018, 01:44:08 AM »
British & Irish Glass / Re: Fab New Intaglio Cut Claret Jug Help Needed With Maker Please
« Last post by keith on September 15, 2018, 11:03:56 PM »
Great piece, certainly has the quality to be S & W's, think you maybe right about the stopper, I'll look through my books and see if there is anything similar  ;D
Murano & Italy Glass / Identify Artist Murano Woman Black Base Signed
« Last post by kprice@6163 on September 15, 2018, 08:25:50 PM »
I have a Murano Woman Statue on Black Base that is signed but I cannot read/identify the signature. There is a Red/Gold scalloped label says Made in Murano Italy.
Glass / Swirled, opaque glass... incense holder? Signed
« Last post by justjeff on September 15, 2018, 08:21:00 PM »
Would love ideas not only on who made this but WHAT it is too. This piece measures 4 1/4" high and is signed and dated on the bottom. Can anyone make it out? Second photo is showing reflections of the lightbox I'm using. Swirls are the pattern, not the dark and light circles.
British & Irish Glass / Fab New Intaglio Cut Claret Jug Help Needed With Maker Please
« Last post by LEGSY on September 15, 2018, 07:55:22 PM »
I purchased this from a local auction house today really pleased with it i will try and add some clearer photographs of the stopper in the morning as i am not sure it is the right one although it has similar attributes as the main body i feel it looks slightly large for the decanter? The cutting i think is Intaglio very smooth most of the body and handle are covered in this decoration i have seen similar shape decanters i call them double gourd shape identified as Stevens & Williams maybe somebody has seen this pattern in the past thanks :)
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