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Glass / Blue Cased vase id
« Last post by The Glass Staircase on Today at 05:49:59 PM »
Hello All!

I bought a vase today thinking it was possibly a midnight blue whitefriars vase from soda range but after having a proper look at the online catalogues and some of my own books I'm not so sure now. Can anyone shed any light on who could've made this ?

It measures 7 inches / 18 cm high and 4 in. / 10 cm diameter at widest point.

Thank You!

Glass / Re: I'm trying to identify a 9.5" Crystal Duck
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 03:53:01 PM »
Hello Dave - sorry you're being ignored  ...  everyone is otherwise occupied with our café debate :)            Welcome to the GMB by the way.

Having said that, regret I've not a clue as to the pedigree of your glass duck - doesn't ring any bells with me, but we have some members who collect hordes of these things and hopefully they might have an idea - fingers crossed.              Rosie  -  are you there?? :)

With my little knowledge of coloured glass would suggest that your reference to 'submerged' suggests you're thinking of the Italian equivalent which is 'sommerso' - a word used, usually, to indicate a colour beneath a clear casing  -  sometimes there is more than one internal colour - and this seems to have been, rather obviously as you can imagine, an Italian decorative invention.   From what I can see of your duck, it appears not to be an example of sommerso - the colours appear solid.
I'm not aware that sommerso is related to submersive - but stand to be corrected.      Sorry, but can't tell from just looking whether your duck was made with lead oxide or not, though something approaching 2.5 lbs. seems heavy for a duck, though from the dimensions you give the model sounds large.
Have also just noticed that this bird appear to be hollow  -  is this correct.
Glass Events / UK - Beaulieu Motor Museum Lalique Car Mascots
« Last post by neilh on Today at 01:04:05 PM »
This might be of interest to some - a collection of 28 Lalique glass car mascots as part of a new display "The Luxury of Motoring" at the National Motor Museum in Hampshire.
Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: 2.5kg hand made elephant.
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 11:38:31 AM »
He looks as if he is made with recycled glass, so India, Africa, Spain, Mexico or Portugal could be options
Glass Animals & Figurines / 2.5kg hand made elephant.
« Last post by Ekimp on Today at 10:44:23 AM »
I bought this recently but have been unable to find any information about it. The closest examples that I have found are what are described as early Murano elephants. I thought it might have ‘Made in India’ on the bottom but there are no identifying markings...and it seems unlikely that it would have survived in one piece if shipped from India or Africa in someone’s suitcase. Could it be an English frigger?

It weighs just over 2.5kg and is approximately 275mm tall. There is a single fracture to the trunk that has been repaired with a globual of glass that is of the same colour. I wondered if the break may have happened as the glass cooled after manufacture, due to internal stresses.

The body is a red colour with clear glass legs and tusks. The trunk is drawn from the head. There are numerous small bubbles throughout the metal. The feet have been ground.
Any help appreciated, thanks.
Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 09:15:45 AM »
Hello Nazz -

You will know far better than us, but might it be worth considering the possibility of a Steuben/Corning origin?  -  they look to have been producing material a tad later (c. 1930) than some of the other ABP cutters, and drinking glasses appear to have been popular with then.           Glasses with coloured bowls appear in their repertoire perhaps more so than other houses, though I'm a tad unsure how accurate that comment might be.

As with much else in the world of decorative art, cut designs/patterns on glass can vary in their names/appearance depending where in the world we are  ............  historically, within Europe, strawberry diamonds were seen as a grid or cross hatch cutting on the table of a large relief diamond - hence the name strawberry diamond  -  but this looks to vary with early C20 States cutting whereby a large area of small relief diamonds - sometimes graduated - can give this same appearance of the skin of a strawberry.             I mention this only insofar as those of us interested in cutting benefit from being aware of such variations.

great glass by the way, and perhaps you might show some more of your ABP material some time in the future - it's not a material we get to see much of in the U.K. :)
Glass / MOVED: To Facebook or not - that is the question
« Last post by Anne on Today at 02:37:13 AM »
This topic has been moved to Glass Museum Cafe as it's not an Identification request.
Glass / I'm trying to identify a 9.5" Crystal Duck
« Last post by therage on Yesterday at 11:16:19 PM »
I'm new, so I hope I'm doing this right. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have a large blue and green crystal duck. There's no markings. Looks to be submerged (submersive?). Suspect unleaded or it would be heavier. I'm not an expert. Thanks again for any help... DAVE

Dimensions: 9 1/2" x 4 1/2" wide x 4" high
Weight: 2lbs .5oz
Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Nazz on Yesterday at 11:04:03 PM »
Hello Paul S.,

Thank you for your time, and information on my glass. It is indeed the Strawberry and Fan pattern. My passion is collecting cut glass whether it be European, or American Brilliant. I have been doing it for over ten years and have acquired quite a collection. I have many pieces from the high end cuttings houses, i.e., Hawke's, Clark, Fry, Dorflinger, Tuthill, etc. I'm sure that this piece was not cut by any of them. Anyway, I'm going to keep a positive attitude and hopefully receive more input on this piece. It is a quality piece. Again, thank you, I appreciate your time and effort very much.

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