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The monogrammed script M is the same as the monogram for Maria Feodorovna who was married to Paul of Russia.

On a pediment on the Pavlosk Palace there is a combined monogram for Paul and Maria Feodorovna that is exactly the same M.
https://i1.wp.com/img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4516/84064482.159/0_9b288_9c4c63b4_orig.jpg?ssl=1


The palace also had trellis work on it - this is a recent photograph:
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-the-palace-of-tsar-pavel-paul-i-in-pavlovsk-saint-petersburg-russia-20857139.html

and she was very into horticulture and flowers with a huge knowledge apparently


I'm aware this is a sounding a little bit farfetched,however I thought it 'interesting' that finding an engraved egg is so rare and that it happened to have the initials MF on it.

I don't know how far from the truth I am with this (possibly a very long way  ;D ) and there is a phrase for making evidence fit your ideas (can't remember it at the moment) but ...
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Malta Glass / Re: Opinion on Boffo and Rosenthal
« Last post by MaltaGlass on Today at 10:31:02 PM »
Noted with Thanks ;D
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Glass / Re: 2 lovely etched flagons decanters, poss Dutch?
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 10:15:51 PM »
I have never seen them (funny that, being Dutch) so I couldn't tell the difference, but I'm sure you're right.
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Glass / Re: 2 lovely etched flagons decanters, poss Dutch?
« Last post by flying free on Today at 10:09:16 PM »
Anne I think they were 'revisited' as revival pieces at various points in time.

I have seen many of them (in photos) and they don't all look the same.  I think there are some old ones and some more recent examples maybe?
m
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Glass / Re: 2 lovely etched flagons decanters, poss Dutch?
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 10:02:03 PM »
Another one half way down the page,  but I don't know what I'm talking about really, and neither does the seller of one of these two examples you have now, the one that M posted, and this one here http://www.happytown-catalogus.nl/20/index.php/index/cat/35-G as one is dated 1800 and the other one 1935  :P

The Dutch add describes it as a wedding decanter, but the description in M's link sounds a bit more acceptable, but again, I only searched in Dutch because it was mentioned ...  I couldn't help otherwise.

I'm sure someone will clear it up.
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Malta Glass / Re: Opinion on Boffo and Rosenthal
« Last post by Anne on Today at 09:59:42 PM »
I have deleted the images on your original post above as we have been advised the images belong to third parties. The board has a policy on the use of material such as images which belong to others. You can, if you wish, post a link to an item listed for sale and ask for opinions on it, but the board cannot allow images taken from such listings to be used on the board unless the permission of the owner has been expressly sought and given. You can read the board's policy on copyright here: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,24434.0.html but if you are unsure if can use an image etc please ask us first.
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Glass / Re: ID needed for this Kosta Voda Vase
« Last post by Anne on Today at 09:53:55 PM »
Welcome to the board. Your post does not need to be linked to the calendar as that is for events only not queries, so I have deleted the calendar link. If you need help posting photos after reviewing the suggested help please just ask and one of us will  help out.
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Glass / Re: 2 lovely etched flagons decanters, poss Dutch?
« Last post by flying free on Today at 09:53:12 PM »
this one looks similar?
https://scottishantiques.com/victorian-table-glass/decanters-flasks-carafes?product_id=6433

and has a similar pontil/base ?

It says c.1935 and has a good description at the bottom of the listing mentioning appearing in Hill Ouston 1936 catalogue.

m
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Glass / Re: 2 lovely etched flagons decanters, poss Dutch?
« Last post by WhatHo! on Today at 09:43:38 PM »
Here you go, thanks for looking :)
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Decanter dated c.1740 with similarly engraved tulips on
https://scottishantiques.com/georgian-table-glass/decanters-carafes/georgiandecanter

see image link here for those on the egg
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=61429.0;attach=183321;image

when comparing just a note to say the tulip on the egg is tiny and engraved over the pontil mark, whereas the tulips on the decanter appear to be somewhere in the region of  1 3/4" tall.  The whole egg is less than 2 1/2" tall.




On the trellis obelisk:

No idea as to the authenticity of the information in this article from 2014 in the Florida Times-Union 27 June 2014
http://jacksonville.com/homes/2014-06-27/story/obelisks-are-ancient-garden-ornament-plenty-modern-style
 but an extract
says:
'...Garden obelisks were perhaps at the height of their popularity in the 17th century, when Andre Le Notre, the great landscape architect of the palace of Versailles, set a pair of them at the gates to the French king’s extravagant country estate. Within the gates, topiary obelisks held strategic echoing positions in the artful parterres. In the 17th and 18th centuries, trellis-work obelisks were used extensively in clipped and controlled Dutch gardens. Garden historians describe obelisks as “practically ubiquitous” in 18th-century English and Irish gardens, where stone obelisks framed the views. They were often engraved with commemorative inscriptions.'
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