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Glass / Small faceted crystal vase - D in Fleur de Lis logo?
« Last post by Journeyman on Yesterday at 09:38:30 PM »
Hi there,

I am hoping Glass Messages can help me identify a small faceted glass vase. It has a 'D' in a fleur de lis logo on the base, which i assumed was Dartington. But I cannot find any examples of this logo on any other Dartington pieces that I am aware of, so i am now wondering if this has some other origin. It came to me as part of a lot that included some nice Steuben glass, so possibly American, but also some Daum so could really be from anywhere. Obviously there is also the option that it isn't a mark for the maker at all, but some form of corporate logo if the piece was produced for a company. Would welcome anyone's thoughts as it has beaten me.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Edward Moore Bowl Rd. 80013.
« Last post by NevB on Yesterday at 07:21:53 PM »
Neil, I must get a new one but using a rather ancient spring balance I make the density around 2.7gms/cm3. It has a slight ring to it despite being heavily moulded.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Edward Moore Bowl Rd. 80013.
« Last post by neilh on Yesterday at 06:11:27 PM »
The books say that Edward Moore started to add lead to glass again in the 1890s but I've never seen any sign of it in these late 1880s registrations.
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British & Irish Glass / Edward Moore Bowl Rd. 80013.
« Last post by NevB on Yesterday at 12:46:14 PM »
Part of a suite with the Rd.80013 from 1/9/1887, this is a 5" bowl, overall diameter 8". There is one in the Glass Queries Gallery which I think is possibly smaller and a sugar bowl, with a lid, there's no recess or wear on mine to suggest it had one. Weight is about 950gms.
Glass / Re: Help needed with this blue 'optic' vase
« Last post by seanduxbury on Yesterday at 09:55:13 AM »
I've finally emerged from the rabbit hole of optic vases and to be honest it's a minefield, but thanks to Lustrousstone and Essi (Tim) for their help.  So far I've found that this style of 'optic' glass appears to have become popular in Scandinavian and the UK in the 1930's - the earliest pieces I've found are by Stevens & Williams and Whitefriars and have also found references to Nazeing amongst others UK producers (can't find any examples though).  Around the same time in Sweden Elis Bergh (Kosta) and Orrefors (Edward Hald) were also producing optic vases and the style continued to be popular through the 1940's to the 70's in Scandinavia and the UK but I've not found much after that.  I've also found this example in the Whitefriars Wannabies Optic glass section that shows this vase next to a Whitefriars 9094 with the captio of it being a Scandinavian vase but unfortunately no label etc on the vase.  So not much further forward I'm afraid except to be sure it's not Whitefriars but possibly Scandinavian.  Hey Ho - down the rabbit hole again I suppose  ;D
Glass / Re: Help needed with this blue 'optic' vase
« Last post by essi on May 31, 2023, 05:43:27 PM »
Nice vase Sean,i like optic ribbed glass.
I looked at Kosta optic ribbed vases on google and went over to the images page. on there was a vase that was the subject of an enquiry by collectors weekly.
There seemed to be plenty of information concerning optic ribbed vases.
Sorry i could not link the page.
Glass / Re: Help needed with this blue 'optic' vase
« Last post by Lustrousstone on May 31, 2023, 12:53:15 PM »
Actually optic ripples are created by blowing into a rippled mould, then they are smoothed away on the outside to create the optical effect
 ;D Thanks Ekimp perfect i am guessing maybe a piece from a showroom somewhere..
Glass / Re: Mystery frosted pressed glass dogs
« Last post by billben on May 31, 2023, 06:09:41 AM »
Many thanks for your input Mosquito, nice to know that my initial thoughts of them being oriental were correct.
Ive been over & over them but can find no markings at all.
Based on what you said I have now found something very similar, the face of the dog is virtually identical to this one which was made for Cathay Bank as a paperweight for the Year of the Dog (no date given) .. it sits on money & jewels according to the description. The one I have has these 'jewel' shapes under its body, they look like little hats with a bobble on top.
Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge
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