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ah, thank you!  I obviously didn't read the Corning information if it was on there.  Thanks so much.
Also yes the photographs. The Corning has one which is not lit iirc but it's still hard to discern what the colour is really like.  It's quite difficult to compare colour unless seeing comparisons in real life I think.
Thank you for that Cagney. So info so far on the V&A bowl - it's lead uranium glass, and apparently produced by Davenports at very short notice to supply for the Coronation banquet held at Guildhall in November 1837. 
  As the PK comment seems to lack a certain context, I guess we have just the facts as stated. I can'y imagine that the V&A QV bowl would be non-lead glass, as its mate in the CMOG is lead glass. The photo from V&A may lead you astray because of the lighting. Lighting can be important in regards to uranium lead glass. You may find this example interesting, if not illuminating.

   Pictured is an old timey real photograph c.1991. I took this photograph under incandescent light, no flash. I know for a fact that the pillar molded and cut vases in the photograph are the exact same vases pictured in this link The presentation noticeably different?
Please, listen to John rather than me over this.  :-[
I know a lot less knowledge about and have less experience about this range than he does.

The early experimental stuff was just pink swirls. With the odd oddity. :)
The earlier 'version' was pink only, no blue. Of course it turns out not to be entirely that simple, some have a purple tone and then there is this one, cased in blue (like Mdina Ming) by the look of it:

Glass Paperweights / Help needed for identification.
« Last post by essi on June 03, 2023, 05:14:28 PM »
Paperweights are not my normal field of collecting but Bought this today as the canes seemed quite good.
The glass covering is not very clear.
sorry about the photo quality.
It is 75mm in diameter and 64mm high.
Any help with the maker, country of origin or date would be appreciated.
This is likely the "second" iteration of the design. The first was only in very small numbers just experimental, not any official range, very close to the time the studio opened and often have the coach bolt pontil button.

One thing I have noticed about this range is that in some of them, the pink can turn rather green when backlit. I do not know anything about the significance of this.
It would relate to the particular batch of coloured enamel used, I imagine, which might be an age indicator, if we only knew when it was used.
The ones that do this tend also to have small, slightly elongated, vertical bubbles. Your's doesn't seem to have too many of those, but it does have the vertical lines of tiny bits that also go with that.
Try turning it around in different lights and see of you get the green to appear. :)
With the flame prunt it would be original and date to 1974-1976.Pink and blue apparently wasn't popular in the 1970s, hence the limited production. Source Mark Hill Michael Harris Mdina Glass & Isle of Wight Studio Glass
British & Irish Glass / Isle of Wight glass blue pink swirl bell vase date etc
« Last post by fatbelly on June 03, 2023, 09:43:34 AM »
Hi Board.
I have this recent purchase which obviously is Isle of Wight pink and blue swirl but how can you tell an original version from the attempts to reintroduce the colour way.
And was this a short run because it was unpopular or was it a difficult colour way to produce.
The base is flame marked and slightly pushed up as you would expect.Bubbles etc.Wear to the contact edge.
If anyone with more knowledge knows it would be appreciated.

Glass / Small faceted crystal vase - D in Fleur de Lis logo?
« Last post by Journeyman on June 01, 2023, 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 June 01, 2023, 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.
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