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British & Irish Glass / Re: Richardson's Vitrified Opaline
« Last post by cagney on December 05, 2021, 03:14:59 AM »
An interesting footnote from the book ' PITTSBURGH GLASS ' by Lowell Innes concerning English opal.

"An undated English catalogue [ca. 1870] ostensibly prepared for manufacturers gives twenty-two formulas for opal. Arsenic appears in every one in amounts from 6 ounces to12 pounds, an average being about 4 pounds. Thirteen other formulas are called white enamel".
British & Irish Glass / MOVED: Sam Herman Vase?
« Last post by Anne on December 05, 2021, 02:14:10 AM »
Glass / Re: Sam Herman Vase?
« Last post by Anne on December 05, 2021, 02:14:01 AM »
Hello Tom and welcome to the board. For unidentified pieces we need them put into Glass, once identified they get moved to the relevant country forum for discussion. I'll move this over for you now.
Glass / Re: Yellow and red Spanish (?) style
« Last post by Anne on December 05, 2021, 02:11:37 AM »
Hello and welcome to the board. I can't help with your lovely bowl but I'm sure someone else will be able to provide some pointers that might help.
Glass / Yellow and red Spanish (?) style
« Last post by robdb8 on December 05, 2021, 01:42:29 AM »
Hi everybody,

I'm tired of looking for this to find no results.  I have taken numerous photos with Google lens to no avail.  What I have is this beautiful yellow and red bowl.  The ribbon like design reminds me of a Spanish type pattern.  Then there is the red grass blades with the yellow behind them.  There are no makers marks or known origins.  The rougher glass on the outside is separated with a thin layer of white, then a super smooth layer of yellow on the inside.  It is about 6 inches wide by about 5 inches tall.

Any and all information on this piece would be greatly appreciated.
I'm sure you know this but I didn't :)
According to this report from 1854, pressed glass was invented in America and it was only in 1837 that they started making pressed glass drinking glasses:
The World of Art and Industry published 1854 , no page numbers but is a comment directly below the start of Section III Manufactures of Glass
Glass / Sam Herman Vase?
« Last post by tmmorg on December 04, 2021, 10:42:17 PM »
This is my first post so apologies if it is the wrong place and also if the images are not the best quality. I'm still learning. I recently purchased this vase, purporting to be signed by Samuel J Herman in 1970. However, it is not like any of the other pieces of his, which I  have seen. I mainly collect Mdina, so the similarities were not lost on me. Any thoughts regarding the signature and form would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance,
Glass Paperweights / Re: Peter Mc dougall weight
« Last post by essi on December 04, 2021, 09:39:19 PM »
Forgot to give the dimensions, 50mm diameter and 35 mm high.
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