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British & Irish Glass / Re: Webb Corbett bowl for show.
« Last post by flying free on May 26, 2024, 08:58:11 PM »
Not just 5, but 5 all in different positions.
I'm beginning to suspect this is something rather special and unusual, even for an unusual genre. 8)
Before I read Sue's post my first thought on seeing all the different fish was ' ooh that looks special'.  It's lovely.  Curious to know more about it - designer/engraver etc.  There must be some info on it somewhere.
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Glass / Re: Frosted Victorian jug
« Last post by flying free on May 26, 2024, 08:55:25 PM »
That looks nicely made.  I like the cut thumb area.  Is the rim fire-polished or cut and polished?
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Glass / Re: Frosted Victorian jug
« Last post by Ekimp on May 26, 2024, 08:44:38 PM »
For comparison, I have included the x175 image of Northwood acid frosting developed c.1867. Ref https://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,70755.msg407674.html#msg407674
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Glass / Frosted Victorian jug
« Last post by Ekimp on May 26, 2024, 08:43:03 PM »
Nice example of an abrasive frosted Victorian jug. Not sure of a specific date but it has a top down handle and abrasive frosting. 7 inches tall.

The texture of the frosting looks quite uniform so it’s understandable it might be thought acid frosted but you can see around the handle that this isn’t the case. In the x175 magnification image it is obviously abrasive frosted, probably using a technique similar to that mentioned in a 1861 patent “…ground by means of wet sand or of emery, applied by a brush wheel composed of wire, and revolving in a lathe or in a glass grinders’ frame” see https://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,70868.msg397299.html#msg397299
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The shape looks rather unstable.  I wonder if it was part of a set of something that included a base perhaps?
And the slight flare at the rim makes me think candle holder of some sort.  Is it possible or would that be unworkable if the width of the rim isn't wide enough to insert a candle maybe?

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Glass / Re: Unusual Shape Richard Blenko Vase - Any Additional Info Appreciated
« Last post by quailman on May 26, 2024, 08:04:48 PM »
Thanks, but Blenko won't respond to ID or valuation requests. I suspect they would be overwhelmed with such requests, if they did.
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Glass / Re: possible age country and maker ?
« Last post by mark on May 26, 2024, 05:46:42 PM »
no uv ,will put better photos here
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British & Irish Glass / Re: James Powell for show.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on May 26, 2024, 04:13:29 PM »
It would be perfect for my ginger beer, which is kind of grey and cloudy. It would make it look much more appetising.  ;D
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Glass Trinket Sets / Re: Hermanova 18390 Trinket Tray.
« Last post by Jayne on May 26, 2024, 03:30:14 PM »
Thanks Jayne, I've got a few more pieces which bear features of pieces in the catalogue but aren't in there. I'll post them later.

Super, looking forward to seeing them!
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Glass / Re: Unrecorded? Mark on pressed glass compote c.1840
« Last post by cagney on May 26, 2024, 01:51:22 PM »
  Not the same. Got ahead of myself there. Although some similarities in lay out. Target center, divided into quadrants what I see as probable diamond field between the lines . Hard to tell, quite small.
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