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British & Irish Glass / Re: Chance spiderweb, another variation ?
« Last post by keith on Today at 04:11:23 PM »
Ta, thought it might be  ;D
Glass / Re: Art Deco Uranium Centre Piece Bowl with Fish ID?
« Last post by Greg. on Today at 03:51:47 PM »
Walther & Sohne Fische bowl. :)
Glass / Art Deco Uranium Centre Piece Bowl with Fish ID?
« Last post by The Glass Staircase on Today at 03:18:20 PM »
Hi all,

I picked this centre piece bowl today as it reminded me of a Barolac vase I used to own which had gold fish on it and also it looked like it could be made with uranium. The frog is missing but I still like it. Does anyone know who made it ? I was thinking Barolac but I can't see anything similar.


Glass / Re: Cased vase with Aventurine id. Italian / Murano ?
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 02:24:31 PM »
Look on the Chinese wholesale websites, a search of "glass vase" on Alibaba brings up a hundred or so pages, take a look:
Glass Paperweights / millefiori murano paperweight?
« Last post by seethru on Today at 02:09:00 PM »
Is this a murano glass paperweight...? I'm guessing it's Italian and possibly from the 50's/60's but to be honest i haven't a clue!

There are no labels attached and no signature underneath glass.

Any information much appreciated!
Glass / Re: 1960s 1970s retro beer goblets
« Last post by Cellolady on Today at 12:59:50 PM »
Yes, it is a colour coating on the outside.  Many thanks.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Chance spiderweb, another variation ?
« Last post by David E on Today at 12:17:33 PM »
Yes, another variation. But a known variation  ;)
British & Irish Glass / British-Made "Verlys" and "Hanots" glassware
« Last post by David E on Today at 12:07:20 PM »
Duplicate Posting on Art Glass Collectors Group on Facebook (with larger photos)

During my research into the Chance Brothers' archives, I came across the mention of "Verlys" and "Hanots" pressed glassware - reminiscent of Lalique and Sabino in quality. With a bit more digging I learnt that these were designs by the French company, Société Anonyme Holophane, which was originally founded to create prismatic light shades.

Believing that any agreement with Holophane never took place, I then found mention of Chance negotiating for its release from the contract and that ‘[we] continue to make and sell pending notification from them [Holophane] of their having concluded an agreement with another British manufacturer.'
So, surprise, surprise, it appears that for a very short while Chance did produce this glassware in 1933 and 1934.

Most of the Verlys glass is sold as 'French', but in actual fact, those NOT signed 'France' were made under license - much can be found like this in the US. I was then fortunate to purchase these two bowls rather cheaply (in the UK) that simply have the word "Verlys" embossed on the inside, which suggests they were made outside France. Could these be Chance-made?

If anyone does have information on who took over the manufacture of this glassware in the UK, then I'd be interested to learn who. I'm sure it wasn't Davidson, even with its links to Holophane.

I'm not sure about the "Hanots" range, but it appears to comprise mainly of lamp shades and fittings.
Glass / Re: Unknown Nouveau Alexandrite color changing vase
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 11:35:33 AM »
thanks :)   I think the confusion for me was that the op showed a yellow bar at the bottom of their picture and seemed to be implying that, under blacklight, the glow was more akin to that yellow than green.
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