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Not a rose cane but more like a pompon. The weight is I believe a St Mande.  Nice find!
Glass / Re: shaft and globe decanter for show.
« Last post by flying free on Today at 01:20:34 PM »

Sure this isn't Richardson's c.1820 as I don't think they were going then.
But does the bird look similar?

Glass / Re: shaft and globe decanter for show.
« Last post by flying free on Today at 01:02:57 PM »
No, it's the right item.
The detailed label says:

Decanter and stopper , with engraved decoration Ireland, 1800-20 Wilfred Buckley Collection (C.642 &A-1936) The decoration added, and signed, by Franz Tieze about 1910. .(18/06/2009)

I was just pointing out the engraving ... dated 1910 on a decanter made 1800 - and to compare it to the engraving on yours.

Glass / Re: Sam Herman Vase?
« Last post by tmmorg on Today at 12:35:59 PM »
Thank you, Anne... Fingers crossed!!!
Glass / Re: shaft and globe decanter for show.
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 12:30:00 PM »
sorry, think the wrong item has come up  -  what is appearing is the 'Waterford Volunteers' bottle with pulley neck rings and dated 1782  ??         or is it just me being thick m?
People interested in classic era millefiori paperweights with rose canes may be able to help me identify this paperweight. It measures 2.4 inches diameter, 1.75 inches high, and has a four row concentric design, with a large rose cane in the centre. The inner-most ring of blue canes have a hidden rose cane at its centre.

I'm a little out of touch with the contemporary thinking on such weights, but would probably opt for "St Mandé" - a completely uneducated guess. Does anyone recognise the canes / roses here, and can suggest which factory made it?

British & Irish Glass / Re: Richardson's Vitrified Opaline
« Last post by flying free on Today at 12:04:12 PM »
In Bohemian glass, this technique of three layers - ( in Cagney's example is it just one colour white over clear though? It looks like two layers in the photo) - is known as Doppelüberfang - or double overlay i.e. double overlay on top of the clear.
A single overlay is known as überfang.

Two layers on top of a third were very difficult.  The annealing process had to be correct along with the rates of cooling of the colours of the glass, otherwise it cracked. That was the problem they had with reproducing (the English version) of the Portland vase in the 19th century.  Franz Paul Zach engraved two versions of his Portland vase. One is in the Corning.

The Bohemians were masters of  Doppelüberfang.  It does seems as though Bacchus also produced a white on red (and possibly those two over a clear base?) in c.1849.  A decanter example is in the V&A.

If I was researching the goblet I'd be looking at French to start.  Is it French?

I know it as overlay glass or cased glass if thinking about any cased glass other than Bohemian/German however I think the French have a specific term for it as well.  I just can't remember it at the moment.

Casing was achieved in various methods.  Charles Hajdamach's British Glass books have details on how this might have been done.

I should think every maker had their own recipe for white opaline glass.  This was also referred to as 'opal glass' in the mid 19th in England as far as I can work out from contemporary reports of the day.  It's still opaline glass.  It just had the name 'opal glass'.

Glass / Re: shaft and globe decanter for show.
« Last post by flying free on Today at 11:34:35 AM »
|Interesting decanter in V&A for comparison of engraving. Decanter made 1800-1820, engraving added by Franz Tieze and signed by him ...1910
This engraved decanter in the V&A is interesting.
Made 1800-1820 but engraved decoration added by Franz Tieze c.1910 - signed by him.  Nice shamrocks.
Hopefully your new book will tie these down! I was just having a look to see if the engraving on the finger bowl and plate looked to matched in style but it’s hard to see the detail, they don’t look very different.

I did notice that the plate especially (and possibly the bowl too) looks to be decorated with the Intaglio technique that was supposedly invented by Northwood I in the 1890s. I don’t suppose there’s any realistic chance the plates are actually that late?

From Hajdamach “...a standard intaglio cut will reveal a sharp edge on one side going into the surface of the glass at ninety degrees while the other edge slopes gradually upwards to the surface”. Northwood II seems pretty adamant this was invented by his father in early 1890s but maybe that’s in doubt, see also Paul’s decanter,70992.10.html But surely Northwood would have been aware of items like these?

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