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Glass / Re: Greener creamer
« Last post by Sid on Today at 02:35:34 AM »

The creamer in post #1 is Greener's No. 2007.  It appears in the April 1 1887 advertising insert referenced above. The insert has six pages, four of which have illustrations of glass ware.

The Carnival version of this vase stands 10 inches high and is known with two mouth shapings: incurved and slightly flared outwards. I have only seen examples in black amethyst Carnival. It is a much sought after vase in Carnival and is seldom seen. It's known as "Sowerby Drape" but has an alter-ego as "(Lady) Cynthia".


Chris, it looks like you might have found the carnival version that Glen refers to in her earlier reply? (quoted above)

Hi Kevin,
Not really surprised - my gut feeling was telling me the same , but of course I had to be sure !
If you can find the thread it would be great.
Many thanks  :)


Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Moser Decanter
« Last post by Jay on Yesterday at 07:32:37 PM »
The current (clear) version seems to be called 'Boss',
but what is the name/number/date for this rosaline version with oval lens cuts?
It has a Moser mark on the base.
Glass / Re: Georgian dated rummer 1801
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 06:38:51 PM »
I once thought of "old" drinking glasses as being an interesting area to start a "proper" collection.

I went to a few auctions where a variety of glasses etc. were on offer - and I found it very difficult to know why some items cost so much more than others. I bought a copy of Bickerton's reference book - and began to realise how complex it might be to make a decent collection!

I eventually settled with paperweights! :)

I can offer nothing more than those brief comments.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Lost patience trying to identify this lovely weight.
« Last post by Gowdod on Yesterday at 06:38:13 PM »
Dear Toby,

thank you for posting those images. This is a rare weight, English and novel to our eyes. Cool.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Pressed Glass Colours 1875-1885
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 06:31:05 PM »
thanks for the offer of help Mike - will come back on that if I can remember exactly what it was that had sparked my interest originally  - I think it was something that had been on the Board here, but now unsure.
I am reasonably sure these are Chinese. I think they were discussed here some time ago. I will see if I can find the thread(s).
Glass / Re: Blue Heat Sensitive Glass Vase
« Last post by Gowdod on Yesterday at 06:28:52 PM »
Dear John,

thank you. Feedback elsewhere has pointed to Kralik, possibly 30's to 50's. More art deco than Jugendstil. Not definitive but honing it down.

If it's the same as you find on some bisque head dolls' don't ask why I know this  ::) it means registered, it's from the word deponiert I believe.
Perhaps déposer (to file a patent)?  That would work, but seems odd the body would note it's registered in France/Belgium, while the seal usually says "D.R.P / 41773" -- D.R.P. is Deutsches Reichspatent, non?

An online search for "DEP FRANCE" turns up almost no likely hits; also seems odd that this would not be a more common embossing on patented glassware, if that's what it means.
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