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British & Irish Glass / Re: Pair of Victorian Goblets
« Last post by neilh on November 24, 2023, 04:55:36 PM »
This is also Derbyshire pattern 249 which was effectively used as a blank - they often have inscriptions or applied handles.

I have seen this shape in Percival Vickers catalogues as well, where it can be firmly dated to 1869, for PV anyway.

Multiple makers then!
British & Irish Glass / Pair of Victorian Goblets
« Last post by NevB on November 24, 2023, 03:31:41 PM »
It's not definite but these look the same as the Robinson Skinner 14.C. goblets shown here:
Glass / Re: Victorian Goblet 1/2 Pint Moulded Mark
« Last post by NevB on November 24, 2023, 03:23:06 PM »
This is another with a more visible 1/2 Pt. mark.
Glass / Re: Assistance with ID
« Last post by user9318 on November 24, 2023, 01:18:58 PM »
I may have found a contender for the maker, dishes in the same style and colour, but square in shape instead of triangular like ours. I'm not sure if I can add direct links to the items, as they are for sale on other websites, I don't want to break the forum rules, but if you Google "Iwatsu Hineri Glassworks" or put your photo through Google image search or Google lens, you will see a few of the square ones.
Poland / Polish Blue Cased Bowl - Any idea of factory?
« Last post by Andrew Andersen on November 23, 2023, 04:37:01 PM »
Greetings- After much searching trying to ID this cased blue and white bowl on my own, I've just found one online with a "Handmade in Poland" label. I did not consider it was Polish but fixated on Scandinavian.

I have no idea the glassworks? Any ideas? 

Size 8.25" diameter x 4.25" high
Weighs 4 lbs 7 oz
Open base with polished level foot rim.
Azure Blue with cased white interior.


Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: Murano Uranium Sommerso Fish
« Last post by Lustrousstone on November 23, 2023, 04:11:23 PM »
Uranium glass can't be colourless. Uranium with no other metal compounds (colorants) present is always yellow; even in low concentrations, it is a pale yellow and will glow a bright green. There is no point in having expensive uranium and making colourless glass. Your glow is quite dull really. If you are using a 365 nm light it will give you false positives for uranium because manganese causes a much brighter glow at 365 than it does at 395. Manganese was often used in the basic glass formula, even if colorants were going to be added. If a 395 torch shone on your item from 4 or 5 ft away does not cause a reaction in daylight, it isn't uranium. Online sources that cite uranium in colourless glass are either hopeful or trying to flog colourless glass (there is an Etsy shop stocked with nothing but colourless glass that shows bright-green-under-UV pictures and claims falsely that it is uranium glass).
Glass / Re: Assistance with ID
« Last post by Andrew Andersen on November 23, 2023, 03:56:18 PM »
Great!   I'll be curious to see what you find.  👀
- Andrew

Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: Murano Uranium Sommerso Fish
« Last post by NevB on November 23, 2023, 02:52:53 PM »
Christine, I'm trying to establish whether uranium glass can be clear and colourless, a couple of online sources say it can be but I can't confirm it. Also with sommerso pieces containing uranium the glow seems to infuse into the glass surrounding it, confusing things. This fish does glow clearly and brightly under UV.
Glass / Re: Stuart Stratford or not ?
« Last post by ahremck on November 23, 2023, 12:09:50 PM »
You might remember that Stratford is a fairly new name for the style.  Page 5 of Catalog #51 (that I think dates to 1938) merely calls it "Plain Ringed Goods in Flint, Green or Gold".  It does not show this design.  However the following page shows a "Dotted Woodchester" (properly called "Ferndale") item #27900 - Juglass.  This looks just like yours but instead of a lid it shows am inverted small tumbler.   

Glass / Re: Assistance with ID
« Last post by user9318 on November 23, 2023, 10:30:52 AM »
I have one in the same colourway. I have had it for years, I tried searching for the origin, but it was only a half-hearted attempt and I never found out who made it. Maybe I will have another search online later today, years have passed since I searched originally.
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