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Glass / Re: Portieux or Vallerysthal (or not) Candlesticks
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 10:11:11 AM »
I see what you mean. At some time St Louis did start to mark their pieces but I don't know exactly as from when. The 1872 catalogue apparently does have pieces that are not marked, I'm reading now.

I haven't received it yet, and I'm not familiar with bohemian glass but i'm curious. It is coloured lilac and thought I'll search for some info in the meantime.
mm, know what you mean (vase sounds gorgeous).

Hey M,

Thanks, I did come across that image via the GMB, but there is another date underneath, 1920-1930 and searchresults go far as 1910 so it's all a little vague ... I was silently hoping if there could a more accurate date known by now. I haven't got the landscape vase, even though it is on the same catalogue page, but the one with the dropping foliage.
Glass Paperweights / Victorian?
« Last post by Hourglass on Today at 09:32:58 AM »
Recently acquired this weight described as a Victorian dump. All signs indicate it is of the period but the more expert identification would be appreciated. It is a very nice pale aqua colour glass, measures 3 and a half inches across, 3 and a quarter inches in height and weighs 2 pounds 4 and a quarter ounces.

Hi Anne]

The Passau have one of the vases in their collection I believe and they dated it 1920-1940

Glass / Re: Portieux or Vallerysthal (or not) Candlesticks
« Last post by agincourt17 on Today at 09:13:26 AM »
These are sometimes also attributed to John Ford of Edinburgh, though I'm not sure of the evidence on which the John Ford attributions are based.

Barbara Morris’ “Victorian Table Glass and Ornaments” of 1978. Her description within the text reads
“..the pair of comports or candlesticks made by John Ford with a figure of a boy gardener with a basket on his head, with a milkmaid with a pail as his companion. Both figures being in eighteenth dress..”
and with the photo she describes them thus:-
“Pair of figures in clear colourless glass with abraded surface, used as candlesticks or bases with shallow dishes forming comports or tazzas. Made by John Ford, Holyrood Glassworks, Edinburgh, circa 1870-5, h 9 ¾ ins. (Sotheby’s Belgravia).”

Also mentioned as John Ford pieces on p356 of Charles Hajdamach's " British Glass 1800-1914".

Sorry to bring this older thread up again, but is there any way we could date these pieces? I have just bought a 5349/3 model in lilac and on the net  dates range from 1910-1930, all adds I have to say.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Murano, but what exactly?
« Last post by frnkvdw on Today at 05:52:29 AM »
Thanks for your reply Kevin!
Glass / Re: Murano Or Early Chinese?
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 11:09:32 PM »
Ladies ... please be careful of the Board's "wibble-ometer". And please take care to not turn the thrread into a multi-ID extravaganza.  ;D
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