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Glass / Re: Victorian (?) Crimped Glass Vase
« Last post by justjeff on Today at 08:20:24 PM »
Also UV reactive in this case.  ;D ;D

Just the crest or the whole vase?
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I have been reading up on early pressed glass recently. The stories are settled in naming James Stevens as the key figure, producing moulds for Rice Harris and to some unnamed firms in the USA in the 1830s. His sons were James and William, who moved north to the Ellison glassworks, and then moved back and left the trade. James the elder is buried in Handsworth churchyard in Birmingham, maybe a look at his tombstone, if it is still around or recorded, will help clear things up.
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China & Taiwan / Re: Scandinavian look (to me) Chinese made candle holders
« Last post by Anne on Today at 08:14:08 PM »
Those are interesting, there is so much glass that comes out of China it's hard to keep up with them, and their production is getting better all the time.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Lotsa crosses paperweight
« Last post by Anne on Today at 08:08:14 PM »
It looks like a variant on the Jerusalem or Crusader's Cross which has the four smaller crosses but normally has flat ends on the arms of the main cross, whereas yours has buttoned ends like the Cross of Lazarus but that doesn't usually have the smaller crosses.  My gut-feeling is that yours may be a souvenir brought back from a pilgrimage or visit to the Holy Land.  Interesting piece!

More on crosses here which might give you some leads... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_cross_variants
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Glass / Re: Blenko/Kosta Boda/Iitala? And what are they for?
« Last post by Anne on Today at 07:53:27 PM »
Thanks for your understanding, and we share your frustration re bad and broken links. If you can gain permission from the seller that would be super, thank you.  Selling sites images often vanish after a while which does leave us in the soup.  One of the ways we have tried to address this is by creating albums of labels from sources which have given their consent to use them and we archive these onto our sister site GlassGallery (http://www.glassphotographs.com/). You will also find various collections based on areas of interest where members have been collecting and curating images on a theme, as ongoing works in progress.  You are most welcome to get involved in this if you'd like to do so.
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Glass / Re: Blenko/Kosta Boda/Iitala? And what are they for?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 07:12:19 PM »
If you are willing to go to those lengths, it would be very much appreciated. ;D
Is is only really fair for the seller to get a little bit of publicity for providing them. :)

I don't think we've got too many examples of Japanese labels yet.
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Glass / Re: Blenko/Kosta Boda/Iitala? And what are they for?
« Last post by kwqd on Today at 07:02:01 PM »
Eventually,  though, it will just become another bad link. I have no issues with getting permission to use the images. The style of the label may some day aid in identifying the maker.
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Glass / Re: Blenko/Kosta Boda/Iitala? And what are they for?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 06:45:24 PM »
A direct link to the sale would have been fine. :)
That way the copyright is still with the owner, and they get the bonus of a bit of advertising.
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Glass / Re: Blenko/Kosta Boda/Iitala? And what are they for?
« Last post by kwqd on Today at 06:12:49 PM »
Totally understand. I have a masters in library and information science, so understand copyright, fair use, etc. I sent the Etsy seller an email requesting permission to use their images. I also mentioned that I would include a link to their auction, which would benefit them. If they don't respond today, I'll remove the images. If they give permission, would the board want me to forward their email?
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Glass / Re: Blenko/Kosta Boda/Iitala? And what are they for?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 05:55:45 PM »
It's a legal matter for the board because of copyright.
We always prefer images which are owned by the person who posts them, and like them posted directly to the board, rather than hosted elsewhere, because images elsewhere do vanish.

But it is difficult when you need to illustrate something and don't have an example in your possession to show.
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