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Glass Trinket Sets / Re: One thing leads to another.......
« Last post by theElench on Today at 06:37:48 AM »
Oh dear, not Sowerby, not even a set!  Sorry to have raised a red herring.

What happened to the candlestick previously listed as Mystery 10?
Yes, I agree.  This is a Baccarat 20th century paperweight from the 1920s.  Usually called DuPont period to contrast it with the classic period weights from 1845 to 1860. 
Glass / Re: Large Glass Pitcher
« Last post by brucebanner on Yesterday at 10:10:48 PM »
Have you tried putting a pick on the Early American Pattern Glass Society on Facebook?.
Yep, sure is. It may be from the Depont period... one of the experts will confirm
Identification please for this paperweight. Does anyone on this forum know if the paperweight in the attached files is a real Baccarat?

Is it original? If you have any further information, please let me know. I would be very thankfull.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 08:29:42 PM »
It's fine as it is Paul, I think I got the sense of it all.  ;D
British & Irish Glass / Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 08:10:35 PM »
you might care to re-write my words Anne  -  I was about to leave the house and rushed to type the reply and had various goes at trying to fit all the info in quickly - with the resulting jumble.
Rather like this - will swap my catapult, fishing rod and marble collection if you're interested ;D ;D
Glass Trinket Sets / Re: One thing leads to another.......
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 08:00:19 PM »
The search term "Sowerby Dressing Table Sets" on just gives me a duck with an Uh oh we can't find that page... in fact a search for Sowerby finds nothing too so I'm a bit stuck with that link.  :'(

However, looking at your image above, I can confirm that the pots are mystery set #4 and believed to be Czech but I'm not sure which maker as yet but there are strong hints that it is Stoelzl.

The tray is Stoelzl (Czech) - Pamela has one in her collection as a decanter set tray.

The ringholder has been looked at before and I am pretty sure it is Stoelzl too,48428.0.html

Candlesticks are mystery set #37 and are found in the same tortoiseshell glass as mystery #4 but as part of a different set design:

My gut feeling is that they are all Stoelzl but I haven't yet found proof to confirm this. The green "set" above would therefore appear to me to all be Stoelzl but made up of parts of 3 or 4 different sets.
Murano & Italy Glass / Murano Glass Jewelry Authenticity
« Last post by Feline on Yesterday at 06:12:32 PM »
Hi Friends,

I decided to open this post in order to trigger a discussion a potential guidelines. Some weeks ago I was in Amsterdam and I noticed a little shop selling very cheap glass from Murano. Now I was told that unfortunately Murano glass may be counterfeit with copies coming from outside Venice area (e.g. outside Europe).

If sculptures or vases are always signed, this is not the case for jewelry. For example, I attached a picture that I took in the shop. The picture focus is not really the best however, I have a general question: how can I check if a jewelry is truly made with Murano glass? is there a way to easily tell?     

Glass Trinket Sets / Re: One thing leads to another.......
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 05:47:55 PM »
I'm pretty confident that is wrong. I think these are much more likely to be Czech and I'm not convinced the whole lot goes together
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