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Glass Paperweights / Re: ID. Closepack English?
« Last post by tropdevin on Today at 10:34:40 PM »

Hi.  English, yes.  But not that old...and not Arculus, though I understand why someone might suggest that. I am pretty sure they are Whitefriars canes from the early 1950s.  An unusual piece though...

Glass Paperweights / Re: ID. Closepack English?
« Last post by fatbelly on Today at 10:09:18 PM »
I had a low dome piece which I thought was a ground stopper with near identical base finish and was told it was prob Arculus glass on here.
Itís old English for sure I would say.
Nice thing.
Glass / Re: How find Filip Ravert's work
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 08:07:53 PM »
He may have gone out of business, as his website is no longer live
Glass / How find Filip Ravert's work
« Last post by nancy just on Today at 07:10:33 PM »
I read on another post that Filip Ravert had a website for his glass work.  The link did not work and I cannot find another.  Does anyone know where to find his work on line besides the one resale item on ebay?
Great find Chris  ;D
Glass / Re: Cut lead crystal vase -dorflinger, bohemian or other?
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 05:39:43 PM »
Don't think it is VSL, need to check but from the 20/30's onwards, the bottoms we're ground just flat without any stars cut in it.
Glass / Re: ID for clear glass vase with ray pattern
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 05:35:16 PM »
It's of German manufacture, I know as much as that, several examples on labelled Bleikristall made in Germany...could not tell you by who though, but hopefully it's a push in the right direction.
Glass Paperweights / ID. Closepack English?
« Last post by marc on Today at 04:35:46 PM »

It seems to be English, but I don't  know anything else.... ???

Thanks in advance.

Glass / Re: ID for clear glass vase with ray pattern
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 03:35:17 PM »
I have a feeling that 'Sklo Union' is simply Czech. for 'pressed glass', so in that sense this is Sklo Union  -  although whether this was made in  Czechoslovakia remains to be seen  -  it may not have been.
Good thought though, and the 'bird bath' base can often mean the piece is from that part of the world  -  however, the picture of the base I'm seeing in the link from John does not look like the 'bird bath' base on genuine Czech. pieces  -  with those there is usually a substantial indent.

Driving yourself nuts because a particular design can't be found, is a common occurrence, try not to let it worry you too much  -  sometimes we just have to learn to live with failure ;)
Any thought's on this one would be welcome i'm guessing an early paperweight maybe? and in fantastic condition apart from the base wear, it measures 3 1/4 inches across the base and the underside looks like a car tyre with an internal depression.

I'm guesing the cane maybe young Victoria.

Regards Chris.
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