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Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 10:59:39 AM »
The measurements for my glass are only fractionally different. The stem is simpler looking but is actually cut into a hexagon that blends into the bowl. I must count the star points
Glass / Re: Victorian? Book Vase
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 10:07:52 AM »
Not a piece that I recall ever having seen as a Registered design Mike, and my opinion is that at this size, and without a top, it's unlikely to have been an ink well  - do you recall where you saw the reference to B. & T.?
Glass / Re: Unknown deep red glasses
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 10:02:45 AM »
Hi  -  It's very possible you're correct with your suggestion of Nuutajarvi Notsjo (Finland)  ................  looking in Pina & Vigier 'Fire & Sea' (a Schiffer publication 2006), this company appear to have made very similar pieces - in a deep red - designed originally by Kaj Frank - post 1950.

They appear to have made a lot of what might be termed utility glassware - plain and simple designs - and although some of their ranges carried a pattern name such as 'Tupa' for example, unfortunately I can't give you a design name for this one.

Are you sure these are hand blown  -  have to say that in my ignorance the base finish does have a machine-made appearance.    What sort of age, in your opinion Mario, is "(expeced to be relatively old)  :)

My comments are only my opinion of course, and I dare say that red tumblers have been made, at one time or another, by the world and his wife - and my suggestion could be very wrong, but hope this gives you some sort of clue.
Glass / Re: I'm trying to identify a 9.5" Crystal Duck
« Last post by Anne on Today at 03:59:57 AM »
Rosie might well know but she's not around for a few days just now. Hopefully she will pop in when she's back in action.
Scandinavian Glass / MOVED: Unknown deep red glasses
« Last post by Anne on Today at 03:49:49 AM »
This topic has been moved to Glass for identification.
Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Nazz on Today at 01:06:35 AM »

Hello Paul S.,

You may be right in saying this could be from the U.S.A. Going through some glass books this afternoon, I came across a picture of a clear cut glass almost identical to mine. The author didn't know who cut it, but thought it was cut here. Anyway, I will continue to search for a possible origin. I enjoy the hunt.  Thank you for the help, and also for being so open minded on this subject. I will  post some ABP glass pieces for you soon.

Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 10:01:51 PM »
To be truthful, my suggestion for a possible Steuben/Corning origin, was rather flying a kite, though I had thought their production was still going strong between 1925 - 1935, and they did make some very choice goblets with coloured bowls - some to die for!
As for the comparison of this piece with Christine's wine with uranium bowl  -  though the cutting is a similar pattern - on the whole the two glasses, in my opinion, are not in the same league.            In past years, though not for a while now, shortish uranium bowl wines with simple stem construction, were seen often at boot sales, and of all my glass I still have a dozen or more of such pieces, with a variety of decoration.         Christine's link doesn't provide a height for her glass, though most similar pieces, for white wine, are in the region of 4.75" - 5" - neither of course can we feel certain of the origin.

In the U.K., in the early years of the C20, factories such as S. & W. and T.W. knocked out some very ornate drinking glasses with coloured bowls, star cut feet and cut/engraved decoration to die for - though I'm unsure if 'strawberry diamonds and fan cut' was a decoration the U.K. produced much of, in these high end glasses.

But - speculation can be endless, and I'm sure Nazz and Christine know more about these things than me - my departing comment is simply that whilst this one may have come from one of several sources, I see no special reason why Nazz' glass shouldn't be a States piece, any more or less than the U.K. :)

Look forward to seeing some great ABP pieces in the future.

Glass / Victorian? Book Vase
« Last post by thewingedsphinx on Yesterday at 09:10:51 PM »
Hi, I would be grateful if anyone can give me some info on this glass book vase. It's around 11cm high unmarked.
I've seen a reference that Burtles Tate made a book vase/ink well but I don't think this is it. Any ideas?
Thanks Mike
Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Nazz on Yesterday at 09:03:43 PM »

Hell Lustrousstone,

You have definitely  provided me with a picture that closely resembles what I have. I had searched the internet for hours, and did not find anything close  to yours. I will direct my search in a different direction. Thank you very much for your time, and the information.

Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 07:47:17 PM »
I suspect not French and very possibly English. The measurements correspond well to inches: 5.5, 3 and 2.75. It's almost certainly for white wine. I have its cousin, though not quite as tall or as wide in the foot and with simpler cutting
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