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USA / Anyone know anything about "Margie's Garden"?
« Last post by Steve in Cumbria on Today at 08:02:27 PM »
Hi all.

I bought a blue and clear vase today, with a "donut hole" through the centre, which I believe is from "Margie's Garden", a brand owned by Joelson Industries, Inc.

However, I can find very little info about them... are they actually a glass making business, or just a "label", or what? If not, any idea who is actually making their glass items?

Any info would be most appreciated.

TIA

Steve
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This is very similar to the one shown on page 62 of From Neuwelt to the Whole World / 300 Years of Harrach Glass.

I thought the most interesting aspect was the thread on the neck and lid which has been ground/cut, not moulded. I am sure to create the thread they must have used a type of lathe. This would enable the blank to be rotated whilst being traversed across the cutting tool (copper wheel) at the correct ratio of turns to longitudinal feed. The thread is quite uniform.

The one in the book is from the Glasmuseum Passau and is dated 1780-1790. It is also milk glass and the same height as mine at 18cm tall but looks to have a proportionally slightly taller neck and a less tapered body. The cutting on the cap looks the same, with a similar knob. The gilding in the book example includes the stars, but has garland/swags on the lower half and a letter z in a wreath on the neck (it is also less worn :))

It looks to me that my sugar shaker comes from the same time and place as the one in the book.

Couple of similar items but different shapes from Dr. Fischer auctions:
Blue, France or Riesengebirge, 2nd half of the 18th century: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/123280718_zuckerstreuer-aus-kobaltblauem-glas
Clear, Bohemia or Saxony, 3rd quarter of the 18th century: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/65183194_zuckerstreuer
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Glass / Re: RUBY RED JUG NORDIC GLASS MID CENTURY?
« Last post by bunny on Today at 04:38:24 PM »
I was thinking maybe viking glass? although again i have not found anything the same
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Glass / Re: RUBY RED JUG NORDIC GLASS MID CENTURY?
« Last post by bunny on Today at 04:36:03 PM »
another pic of the base
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Glass / Re: RUBY RED JUG NORDIC GLASS MID CENTURY?
« Last post by bunny on Today at 04:33:38 PM »
Thank you for replying although searching Reijmyre i cannot find anything they have done similar ,provided another picture of the base that has a pressed leaf a design maybe someone has seen anything similar
cheers
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Glass / Re: RUBY RED JUG NORDIC GLASS MID CENTURY?
« Last post by ahremck on Today at 04:21:55 PM »
Cant give you a direct answer.  However, I suggest Reijmyre as this bowl is one of theirs and the red makes me suggest them. 

Ross
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Glass / Re: Victorian Pressed Uranium Vase
« Last post by NevB on Today at 07:43:47 AM »
Hello Mike, the volume is 180cc. so the density comes out at 2.80gms/cc. The colour in the photos is fairly true to life, it's a slightly yellowy lime green.
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Glass / Re: Victorian Pressed Uranium Vase
« Last post by thewingedsphinx on Today at 06:19:09 AM »
Hi Nevb, a few of these have come on eBay recently. Any chance you can do a density weight check as it may help determine its origin, thanks Mike
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I saw this Bryant And May piece today at the Fountains Antique Centre, Honiton (didn't buy it). It had a different dish pattern to the two shown, a close knit basket weave style.
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The appearance of the Lipa pieces with the connecting rod looks quite different to the later Chribska pieces, with a darker inner core created.
http://www.czechglassguide.cz/Lipa-Oldrich-c2_259_3.htm.
For me it's not that confusing, and at least in the case of my vase, I feel satisfied that it is the right attribution. With many of these older threads, they probably weren't aware of Lipa's Karlovarske designs or were only dimly aware.
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