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Glass / Re: ID for clear glass vase with ray pattern
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 10:47:41 AM »
I don't know much about P & P but I would have thought you'd have found their acid mark somewhere.

Here's an example of what I suggested earlier.

https://www.ebay.de/itm/382312008866?clk_rvr_id=1395694276772&rmvSB=true
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Glass Paperweights / Re: help id please
« Last post by millarart on Today at 10:33:16 AM »
some more pics of base taken next to a vasart bros weight
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Glass / Re: Possible Nazeing?(or something else)
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 10:01:46 AM »
For what it is worth I would look to the far east, it has many of the typical features, somewhat poorly executed generic design, large in size, unpolished pontil mark.

John
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Bill Swingewood
« Last post by pricejb on Today at 09:50:02 AM »
This was the photo that appeared in the E&S on 7 Feb 2014.

I think it might be Paul Swingewood's grandfather who he refers to as Henry (full name William Henry Swingewood) who I guess would have been born around 1915 so would have been around retirement age when Bridge Crystal Glass Co went out of business in 1982.

I am interested in earlier generations. I have seen reference to Bill Swingewood senior who I assume is this gentleman's father (born early 1890's most likely). There is a still older William Henry Swingewood (1871-1939) whom writer Archie Hill refers to as 'Old Billy' and calls 'the giant of glass'. I would like to know more about this character.

See       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZMNG-Ulksg&t=552s      [especially 5.18 - 6.38]
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby company records
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 08:46:50 AM »
thinking of more recently published material relating to the Sowerby factory, then it's always possible that Glen and Stephen Thistlewood might be able to assist in some way.          These authors produced a three CD ROM disc set which details much factory catalogue information, and although I can't recall there being any specific reference to colours, they might be able to point you in a useful direction.
Regret I don't know the source of Glen and Stephen's information  -  it might have been the archives already mentioned by Anne, or another source, but perhaps worth an email to ask.
Until a year or two back Glen did maintain contact with the GMB, but I've not seen the lady posting for a couple of years or thereabouts - their contact details should still be on the Board somewhere.

P.S.     don't forget that there is some quite detailed info. in Ray Slack's book regarding the factory's formulae for colours and chemical make-up of some of the well known things like Pearline and Queen's Ivory Ware etc.
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Glass Events / What are industrial furnace lining refractory?
« Last post by refractory on Today at 07:34:11 AM »
The production of high temperature refractory material is closely related to the development of glass industry. Improve the glass process depends on the use of high temperature melting and to create a highly uniform and high purity glass products ...
    The production of high temperature refractory material is closely related to the development of glass industry. Improve the glass process depends on the use of high temperature melting and to create a highly uniform and high purity glass products, for which, requires the use of better and better quality refractory materials.
 
    In glass production, the use of liquid fuels and natural gas as energy sources also raises the question of improving the quality of refractories. Improve the quality of refractory glass industry, but also because of the rapid pace of residential construction in recent years. Thus requiring more and more high-quality glass results. Growing cars, airplanes and other industrial sectors also need high-quality glass. Therefore, in recent years, the glass industry must not only improve the quality of glass, but also increase its output. To achieve this goal, we must first reduce the waste glass production, increase productivity and extend the service life of glass tank kiln. From the above tasks, the highly stable fused refractories play an especially important role in the effective development of the Soviet glass industry. In other words, the technological advances made by the Soviet Union and foreign glass industry over the last decade in the production of sheet glass are largely due to the adoption of such refractory materials.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: help id please
« Last post by millarart on Today at 07:14:33 AM »
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Hi.

The base is not the typical shape for any of the Scottish makers, and the design is unusual ... but I would not rule out Vasart.   An interesting piece.

Alan
Alan I shall try and take a couple more base pictures at different angles so to make it out easier
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Glass / Re: Possible Nazeing?(or something else)
« Last post by Frank on Today at 02:08:52 AM »
Peter Holmes or John Deacons are possibilities, worth asking them.
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Glass / Re: Huge vase with silver aventurine, signed Hanley? ID?
« Last post by Frank on Today at 02:02:17 AM »
Signature is sandblasted. No idea who though.
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