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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
Glass / Re: Uranium Cut Glass Cordial or Wine?
« Last post by Nazz on Yesterday at 07:24:11 PM »

Hello Paul S.,

Again, thank you for your time, and input. But, I don't believe this is of Steuben or Corning origin. My reason being is that cut glass items were on a decline in the early 1900's. Competition from both here and abroad, very high labor costs, and imitation cut glass, (pressed glass made to look like it was cut), was a major factor in hastening the decline. Also, World War I was on the horizon, and the main ingredient, lead oxide was going to be needed for the war effort. At one time during the height of the American Brilliant Period, there were almost a thousand cutting shops, but by 1908-09, there were less than one hundred left. And they began closing at a rapid rate. After this period most cut glass pieces was mediocre.
I still think this may be late 1800's to early 1900's. And, I also lean toward it's origin being of English or French, but again, I could be totally mistaken. Also, some of the best cutters during the ABP did come from your side of the pond, and that influence was applied to their style of cutting here in the U.S.A.  Also, I will enjoy posting some of my cut glass in the very near future if that would be alright? Thank you.


Glass / Unknown deep red glasses
« Last post by MarioVermeer on Yesterday at 06:27:03 PM »
Dear all,
recently I purchased 4 deep red handblown glasses (expeced to be relatively old). The seller indicated that he bought a number of Nuutajärvi items including these glasses and is therefore expected to be Finnish/Scandinavian. The height of the glasses is 15 cm and the opening is 8,5 cm and the bottom 6 cm. No label, no signature of any kind.

Who is able to give me a clue?

Thanks for your help.

Glass / Blue Cased vase id
« Last post by The Glass Staircase on Yesterday at 05:49:59 PM »
Hello All!

I bought a vase today thinking it was possibly a midnight blue whitefriars vase from soda range but after having a proper look at the online catalogues and some of my own books I'm not so sure now. Can anyone shed any light on who could've made this ?

It measures 7 inches / 18 cm high and 4 in. / 10 cm diameter at widest point.

Thank You!

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