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Glass / Victorian? Book Vase
« Last post by thewingedsphinx on Today at 09:10:51 PM »
Hi, I would be grateful if anyone can give me some info on this glass book vase. It's around 11cm high unmarked.
I've seen a reference that Burtles Tate made a book vase/ink well but I don't think this is it. Any ideas?
Thanks Mike
Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Nazz on Today at 09:03:43 PM »

Hell Lustrousstone,

You have definitely  provided me with a picture that closely resembles what I have. I had searched the internet for hours, and did not find anything close  to yours. I will direct my search in a different direction. Thank you very much for your time, and the information.

Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 07:47:17 PM »
I suspect not French and very possibly English. The measurements correspond well to inches: 5.5, 3 and 2.75. It's almost certainly for white wine. I have its cousin, though not quite as tall or as wide in the foot and with simpler cutting
Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Nazz on Today at 07:24:11 PM »

Hello Paul S.,

Again, thank you for your time, and input. But, I don't believe this is of Steuben or Corning origin. My reason being is that cut glass items were on a decline in the early 1900's. Competition from both here and abroad, very high labor costs, and imitation cut glass, (pressed glass made to look like it was cut), was a major factor in hastening the decline. Also, World War I was on the horizon, and the main ingredient, lead oxide was going to be needed for the war effort. At one time during the height of the American Brilliant Period, there were almost a thousand cutting shops, but by 1908-09, there were less than one hundred left. And they began closing at a rapid rate. After this period most cut glass pieces was mediocre.
I still think this may be late 1800's to early 1900's. And, I also lean toward it's origin being of English or French, but again, I could be totally mistaken. Also, some of the best cutters during the ABP did come from your side of the pond, and that influence was applied to their style of cutting here in the U.S.A.  Also, I will enjoy posting some of my cut glass in the very near future if that would be alright? Thank you.


Scandinavian Glass / Unknown deep red glasses
« Last post by MarioVermeer on Today at 06:27:03 PM »
Dear all,
recently I purchased 4 deep red handblown glasses (expeced to be relatively old). The seller indicated that he bought a number of Nuutajärvi items including these glasses and is therefore expected to be Finnish/Scandinavian. The height of the glasses is 15 cm and the opening is 8,5 cm and the bottom 6 cm. No label, no signature of any kind.

Who is able to give me a clue?

Thanks for your help.

Glass / Blue Cased vase id
« Last post by The Glass Staircase on Today at 05:49:59 PM »
Hello All!

I bought a vase today thinking it was possibly a midnight blue whitefriars vase from soda range but after having a proper look at the online catalogues and some of my own books I'm not so sure now. Can anyone shed any light on who could've made this ?

It measures 7 inches / 18 cm high and 4 in. / 10 cm diameter at widest point.

Thank You!

Glass / Re: I'm trying to identify a 9.5" Crystal Duck
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 03:53:01 PM »
Hello Dave - sorry you're being ignored  ...  everyone is otherwise occupied with our café debate :)            Welcome to the GMB by the way.

Having said that, regret I've not a clue as to the pedigree of your glass duck - doesn't ring any bells with me, but we have some members who collect hordes of these things and hopefully they might have an idea - fingers crossed.              Rosie  -  are you there?? :)

With my little knowledge of coloured glass would suggest that your reference to 'submerged' suggests you're thinking of the Italian equivalent which is 'sommerso' - a word used, usually, to indicate a colour beneath a clear casing  -  sometimes there is more than one internal colour - and this seems to have been, rather obviously as you can imagine, an Italian decorative invention.   From what I can see of your duck, it appears not to be an example of sommerso - the colours appear solid.
I'm not aware that sommerso is related to submersive - but stand to be corrected.      Sorry, but can't tell from just looking whether your duck was made with lead oxide or not, though something approaching 2.5 lbs. seems heavy for a duck, though from the dimensions you give the model sounds large.
Have also just noticed that this bird appear to be hollow  -  is this correct.
Glass Events / UK - Beaulieu Motor Museum Lalique Car Mascots
« Last post by neilh on Today at 01:04:05 PM »
This might be of interest to some - a collection of 28 Lalique glass car mascots as part of a new display "The Luxury of Motoring" at the National Motor Museum in Hampshire.
Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: 2.5kg hand made elephant.
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 11:38:31 AM »
He looks as if he is made with recycled glass, so India, Africa, Spain, Mexico or Portugal could be options
Glass Animals & Figurines / 2.5kg hand made elephant.
« Last post by Ekimp on Today at 10:44:23 AM »
I bought this recently but have been unable to find any information about it. The closest examples that I have found are what are described as early Murano elephants. I thought it might have ‘Made in India’ on the bottom but there are no identifying markings...and it seems unlikely that it would have survived in one piece if shipped from India or Africa in someone’s suitcase. Could it be an English frigger?

It weighs just over 2.5kg and is approximately 275mm tall. There is a single fracture to the trunk that has been repaired with a globual of glass that is of the same colour. I wondered if the break may have happened as the glass cooled after manufacture, due to internal stresses.

The body is a red colour with clear glass legs and tusks. The trunk is drawn from the head. There are numerous small bubbles throughout the metal. The feet have been ground.
Any help appreciated, thanks.
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