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Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: 2.5kg hand made elephant.
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 11:38:31 AM »
He looks as if he is made with recycled glass, so India, Africa, Spain, Mexico or Portugal could be options
Glass Animals & Figurines / 2.5kg hand made elephant.
« Last post by Ekimp on Today at 10:44:23 AM »
I bought this recently but have been unable to find any information about it. The closest examples that I have found are what are described as early Murano elephants. I thought it might have ‘Made in India’ on the bottom but there are no identifying markings...and it seems unlikely that it would have survived in one piece if shipped from India or Africa in someone’s suitcase. Could it be an English frigger?

It weighs just over 2.5kg and is approximately 275mm tall. There is a single fracture to the trunk that has been repaired with a globual of glass that is of the same colour. I wondered if the break may have happened as the glass cooled after manufacture, due to internal stresses.

The body is a red colour with clear glass legs and tusks. The trunk is drawn from the head. There are numerous small bubbles throughout the metal. The feet have been ground.
Any help appreciated, thanks.
Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 09:15:45 AM »
Hello Nazz -

You will know far better than us, but might it be worth considering the possibility of a Steuben/Corning origin?  -  they look to have been producing material a tad later (c. 1930) than some of the other ABP cutters, and drinking glasses appear to have been popular with then.           Glasses with coloured bowls appear in their repertoire perhaps more so than other houses, though I'm a tad unsure how accurate that comment might be.

As with much else in the world of decorative art, cut designs/patterns on glass can vary in their names/appearance depending where in the world we are  ............  historically, within Europe, strawberry diamonds were seen as a grid or cross hatch cutting on the table of a large relief diamond - hence the name strawberry diamond  -  but this looks to vary with early C20 States cutting whereby a large area of small relief diamonds - sometimes graduated - can give this same appearance of the skin of a strawberry.             I mention this only insofar as those of us interested in cutting benefit from being aware of such variations.

great glass by the way, and perhaps you might show some more of your ABP material some time in the future - it's not a material we get to see much of in the U.K. :)
Glass / MOVED: To Facebook or not - that is the question
« Last post by Anne on Today at 02:37:13 AM »
This topic has been moved to Glass Museum Cafe as it's not an Identification request.
Glass / I'm trying to identify a 9.5" Crystal Duck
« Last post by therage on Yesterday at 11:16:19 PM »
I'm new, so I hope I'm doing this right. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have a large blue and green crystal duck. There's no markings. Looks to be submerged (submersive?). Suspect unleaded or it would be heavier. I'm not an expert. Thanks again for any help... DAVE

Dimensions: 9 1/2" x 4 1/2" wide x 4" high
Weight: 2lbs .5oz
Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Nazz on Yesterday at 11:04:03 PM »
Hello Paul S.,

Thank you for your time, and information on my glass. It is indeed the Strawberry and Fan pattern. My passion is collecting cut glass whether it be European, or American Brilliant. I have been doing it for over ten years and have acquired quite a collection. I have many pieces from the high end cuttings houses, i.e., Hawke's, Clark, Fry, Dorflinger, Tuthill, etc. I'm sure that this piece was not cut by any of them. Anyway, I'm going to keep a positive attitude and hopefully receive more input on this piece. It is a quality piece. Again, thank you, I appreciate your time and effort very much.

Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 10:22:08 PM »
hi  -  they're not clamouring to tell you it seems. :) -  mostly in my opinion because this I believe started life your side of the pond.      The multitude of notches on the arises of the stem and the substantial fan splits over diamonds are indications of States production first quarter of C20 , so would suggest you might do better asking collectors your side.
The cut pattern is just possibly something called 'strawberry diamonds and fan cut', rather obvious really, but if it's not then very close, and a design that goes back to the early part of the C20 with cutters such as Hawkes and the like  -  though it may have continued in use for much longer.             Uranium was in use commonly in a variety of countries until the 1940s, and in some places (do Fenton still use the stuff?) it's still added to the batch - though not in the U.K. now I don't think - but don't believe the u. is going to help with dating.             This might be a more recent copy, but an attractive glass.
We might call this a goblet - and a fairly substantial one at that - so we'd say for wine, though not sure exactly what type of drink you mean when you say cordial.
We're back to the usual problem with glass that's unmarked  -  unless we find the identical thing in a pattern book or catalogue, then attribution is guesswork at best.
Let's hope someone might recognize your glass. :)
Glass / Re: Glass comport Decorated with hand painted fruit
« Last post by wiggy131 on Yesterday at 08:33:34 PM »
Thank you for all the info on the glass Paul, I had a look at the images on google of stuart glass and I can see where your coming from - very similar - it measures just under 14cm tall and the base is smooth, just feel the ripples of the glass base.
Its given me a direction anyway - so thanks for your time! :)
Glass / Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Nazz on Yesterday at 07:55:39 PM »
Can someone help me to identify the origin of this glass? What type, maker, circa, etc? Height is 14 cm, Bowl is 7.5 cm in diameter, and Foot is 7 cm in diameter. Weight is 154 grams. Trapped air teardrop in stem, and foot is cut in a 32 point star. Bowl fluoresces vivid green glow under UV light. Thank you.
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