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  I have the date incorrect and the wrong Leighton [my bad]. Should be Thomas Leighton c. 1839. Lots of Leighton's in the glass business in this period [all related].

  The "carafes" are very nice. I do not know why the author uses that term. For forever and a day the have been called a bar bottle or "decanter with bar lip" and that is how they are listed in the catalogue. Not ground for a stopper. A metal pourer would be fitted to the top, cork lined to stay to the bottle. Some involved a type of vertical cage with a small marble inside, on the shelf  the marble would cover the opening inside the pourer, when tilted to pour the marble would fall forward to the top of the cage and allow the goods to come out.The fancier the pour, the better the goods? East Cambridge is a colloquial term for A bit of poor editing I think.

I get the slide rule iphone analogy completely and will remember it.

Glass / Re: Ruby Glass Novelty "Oak Barrel" jug Imperial 1/2 Gill Measure
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 06:08:36 PM »
Thank you Greg.
Interesting that it shows clear on the base I think?  If so ruby cased over clear but very thinly and the base polished right through the ruby.
The decoration is interesting and looks Bohemian to me.  Difficult to tell if it's gilded decoration or enamelled with gilding over it on the body?

Glass / Re: Large UV Reactive Enamel & Gilded Queens Burmese? Footed Vase.
« Last post by Ekimp on Yesterday at 05:53:40 PM »
Dr Fischer auctions has a Harrach vase,1880-1890, with a similar gilt rim design here:

The decoration of the rim of your vase looks more flat and precise though.
Glass / Re: Orange and Gold Mdina signature
« Last post by vanmann on Yesterday at 05:05:14 PM »
Great idea, will give that a try
Glass / Re: Small Vase with controlled bubbles
« Last post by Gogia1974 on Yesterday at 04:57:10 PM »
This is foto
Glass / Pressed glass dessert bowl
« Last post by bat20 on Yesterday at 04:17:58 PM »
Hi,this bowl is 9.5 cm high and 8cm tall .it’s fairly grey with a yellowish tinge and loads of small air bubbles and a few larger .Behind the textured bits it feels lumpy..there is a fairly sharp ring of glass just under the wavy rim on the inside …seems like a lot of wear on the edge of the foot ..any thoughts on this one ?English ,French or other thanks .
Glass / Re: Orange and Gold Mdina signature
« Last post by Greg. on Yesterday at 04:17:08 PM »
It might be well worth the trouble of emailing Mdina glass directly through their website. They have been very helpful in the past, especially with some of these more modern markings.
Glass / Re: Orange and Gold Mdina signature
« Last post by vanmann on Yesterday at 04:09:49 PM »
Yes, that's what made me wonder about Martella being a retailer but can't find any trace
Glass / Re: Small Vase with controlled bubbles
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 03:21:40 PM »
Hello and welcome to the board. Could you please add your image direct to your post as an attachment, as we find that images hosted elsewhere tend to disappear over time so we lose track of what we are discussing. If you are having a problem uploading images to the board I'm happy to help by doing so for you, either by copying your linked image across or you can send me images directly to support @ (close up the spaces).  A picture showing the base of the vase would also be useful, as bases can tell us a lot about a piece. Thanks.
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