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Glass / Re: Yellow and red Spanish (?) style
« Last post by NevB on Yesterday at 02:51:15 PM »
It was the base particularly which made me think possibly Chinese, the green colour does suggest it is partly uranium glass, perhaps it's the clear yellow layer, this would probably mean it's not Chinese.
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Glass / Re: Yellow and red Spanish (?) style
« Last post by robdb8 on Yesterday at 02:26:22 PM »
Pretty sure it's not Chinese.
Wondering if it might Thomas Webb though?

So I did a simple "yellow and red cameo glass" Google search and I can definitely see where you're coming from.  Lots of very similar styles, I'm going to run with this info for a while and see what I can find.
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Glass / Re: Yellow and red Spanish (?) style
« Last post by robdb8 on Yesterday at 02:14:52 PM »
Thanks for the compliments, I made a rule to myself a long time ago and it has often returned great results.  If I've never seen anything like it before, I buy it.  This piece was definitely a one of a kind in my mind (as far as never having seen anything like it).  Unfortunately, that also comes with the great burden of lots of research to figure out the w's behind it.
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Glass / Re: Yellow and red Spanish (?) style
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 01:44:40 PM »
Lucky you!

It's also uranium glass I think.  The cream layer I mean.
The inside is smooth because it's not been matted/frosted.
The little black specks were in the glass when it was made I suspect.  Old glass.


Pretty sure it's not Chinese.
Wondering if it might Thomas Webb though?

It's gorgeous.  A really a fabulous find. 
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Glass / Re: Possible Richardsons jug.
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 01:41:03 PM »
Yes but it does give a time frame - perhaps 1849 then?
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Glass / Re: Yellow and red Spanish (?) style
« Last post by robdb8 on Yesterday at 01:38:45 PM »
Paul,

When I say the inside is super smooth, it's really more so in comparison to the outside.  The outside isn't rough in the aspect of unfinished, more like a matte type finish to me.  As far as where I obtained it... Goodwill.  So definitely no background there.  As far as wear, there is very little.  Light scuffing on the bottom.  One teeny chip off of the trident (?) around the top, which you can actually see in the picture if you look closely enough (right hand side, 2nd or 3rd from right) and that left a shinny glass edge, which is how I spotted it.  Then there are small, and I can't stress small enough, black holes near the base that I tried scrubbing off when I cleaned it only to realize that they were hollow black holes.
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Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: Unknown maker
« Last post by NevB on Yesterday at 01:36:38 PM »
I still think it's a ram, there is one on Ebay but the maker is unknown and another online on the website piscine-services. com, unfortunately the site doesn't seem to exist.
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Glass / Re: Possible Richardsons jug.
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 01:25:29 PM »
That would be nice, Bacchus  ;D another possibility but I think Richardsons is most likely, I think  ::) ;D ;D
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Glass / Re: Yellow and red Spanish (?) style
« Last post by NevB on Yesterday at 01:24:19 PM »
Could it possibly be Chinese/Peking cameo glass?
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Note:  Is it possible that glass denoted as 'topaz' or indeed 'topaz-coloured glass' doesn't necessarily have to be made with uranium in the batch.  Could the yellowish colour or amber colour of topaz can be achieved without using uranium?




Topaz glass 1849 made by Messrs. Bacchus and Sons.  Specifically noted and highlighted in script as Topaz in the description in the catalogue -
Quote:
'179.  Water Jug and GOBLET in Topaz , richly cut, manufactured and exhibited by Messrs. Bacchus and Sons .'

in the:
' Catalogue of Specimens of Recent British Manufactures Received in Competition for the Society's Special Prizes
Session 1849 - 1850 '

See page 14  Item no 179

https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Catalogue_of_Specimens_of_Recent_British/nkbp-Bq5qDQC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=english+opal+glass&printsec=frontcover



See also - Art Journal report on the 1849 exhibition in Birmingham
Page 294 where Bacchus and Rice Harris are noted as exhibiting Uranium glass.

https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/The_art_journal_London/65BCAAAAcAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=uranium+oxide+cornwall+mine+1817&pg=PA137&printsec=frontcover



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