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Glass / Re: Large olive green 'fish' vase for id, please.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 05:30:19 PM »
The wfs ones have a whale on one side and a shoal of fairly simple stylised fish on the other.
The fish on this vase are far more complex and detailed.
British & Irish Glass / JC Cottle decanters Reg Design no. 756295
« Last post by Anne on Today at 05:20:01 PM »
I've been sent a copy of a photo for our Cottle bottles database, of a decanter bearing the RD no. 756295, which we don't appear to have on the GMB or GlassGallery. Sincere thanks to Carol for sharing her photo with me and allowing its use for the GMB/GG database.
Glass / Re: Large olive green 'fish' vase for id, please.
« Last post by keith on Today at 04:34:41 PM »
Thanks for looking John, have seen their clear vases with fish but not this colour.  ;D
Glass Paperweights / Vasart VP9?
« Last post by The Glass Staircase on Today at 03:09:54 PM »
Hi all,

I picked up this high domed 3 row concentric weight last week and I was wondering if it is a Vasart VP9 paperweight? It measures a little over 2 inches diameter & 2 inches high.


Glass / Re: Flint glass twin dish - identification?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 01:40:03 PM »
does it ?:-)  -  I know that glass made using lead oxide - made mostly for the purposes of cutting - can be heavy - but why should silica in the form of crushed flints/pebbles, as opposed to silica in the form of sand -  cause the weight to increase that dramatically?   

of course use of the word 'flint' is a misnomer anyway, particularly in reference to pressed glass  -  silica in the form of crushed flint pebbles - which was the origin of the use of the name 'flint' glass - hasn't be in use for eons  -  certainly not even back in the heyday of Sowerby.
Despite that factory's use of words like flint and crystal, it's very clear from George Sowerby's own letters of patent c. 1880, that it was sand that he was using in his 'flint' (clear) glass).
Unfortunately, flint and crystal are words misused still.
Originally, the use of flints/pebbles would have produced a more or less clear glass, although the use of a decolourant must have been commonplace.

Sorry to say, but pressed glass without a Rd. No. or diamond lozenge is going to be nigh on impossible to id, unless the particular shape or pattern can be recognized, and as commented, many houses made paired dishes something along the lines of this one  -  although kidney/Paisley shapes might be less common.              Also, since we don't have a clue as to country of origin, this will compound the problem.

Believe there was a States glass house - sorry, forget now who (might it have B. & S.?) - where, due to their location by a river, they had easy access to pebbles.

P.S.    I've assumed the op's glass is pressed  -  please correct me if I'm wrong.               the pattern showing on this piece reminds me of some eastern European cutting - or perhaps even Some of the EAP items.
Glass / Re: Large olive green 'fish' vase for id, please.
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 01:20:28 PM »
The fish remind me of an engraved Whitefriars vase that I had a while back Keith, the fish were placed front and back much like yours. Colour and shape were different though, sorry don't have time to search right now.

Glass / Re: Large olive green 'fish' vase for id, please.
« Last post by keith on Today at 12:35:49 PM »
 ::) Oops, should have realised that  ;D
Glass / Re: Flint glass twin dish - identification?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 12:13:02 PM »
It's just clear glass. You'd know if it was flint glass, as that weighs a ton.
Glass / Re: Jadeite? smoking set made in Italy - who made it?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 12:11:07 PM »
It's not jadeite, jadeite is green

My Nason attribution is based on this, which is a confirmed ID
Thank you, much appreciated.
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