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So - Polish and maybe Krosno (I've had a look at the link and Kronso as a company appears to have been going since 1923).  I'll carry on looking down this route to see what I can find.  BTW this is the first time I've picked up a jug of this type and I don't know what MCM stands for - could someone let me know.
Glass / Re: ID help for black stripe on blue swirled vase
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 01:39:15 PM »
Your pontil mark is not actually polished, it's more of a satinated finish. I can't tell if it's been done using acid or by grinding.
But your pics blow up much better now, you've got the hang of that. :)
We just need to get shot of the tablecloth and other distractors now.
Glass is 3-dimensional. Photographing it well, so that a viewer of an image sees what you see in front of you, is not easy. The image flattens and confuses everything.
Krosno Glass is a company, but there were other glassmakers in Krosno. However, much of their stuff was made under contract so labelled pieces are rare (I have a boxed set somewhere)
I have seen one with a "Made in Poland" label, having been curious about these myself and keeping an eye open when out and about.
Even Krosno itself isn't a single maker as such, but was an area where there were several very good makers were in operation.
(I got in a terrible tangle several years ago, wanting to visit the maker "Krosno".  ::))
It eventually got taken over by the distributor LSA and their labels are found now, rather than ones saying Krosno.
Glass / Aseda?
« Last post by MarkB on Today at 06:57:43 AM »
Hi All, over the last 2 or 3 years I have been collecting Riihimaki and have built up a collection of approx 40+ pieces. I have also been picking up pieces that appeal to me that may or may not be Riihimaki. Over the last month I have been cataloguing the pieces and have now properly identified the majority of them. However, I have 6 or 7 pieces that I can't identify one way or the other. So, any help would be much appreciated.

I know this piece isn't Riihimaki but I have been unable to ID any further. The nearest style I can see is perhaps Aseda but again I haven't been able to find the style in any of my searches/references. The base photo isn't too clear, but the base is smooth, flat and polished. Good weight to the vase and sings of wear on the base suggesting some age
Many thanks, Mark
Glass / Unusual green bottle
« Last post by MarkB on Today at 06:48:42 AM »
Hi All,
I wonder if anyone can help ID this bottle. A car boot purchase some years ago, I bought it because it is unusual and very tactile. Approx 11 inches high it has a textured almost rough finish and the 4 sides to the base are all pinched in. I guess it is probably a second given that it leans but it does look great in the light hence why I have held on to it. The base is not smooth and has a rough unfinished pontil mark. The base also shows some wear suggesting a little age.
Any thoughts appreciated, thanks Mark
British & Irish Glass / Re: John Ford candlesticks
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 06:10:44 AM »
It's this one I think
Unfortunately the orginal photos have gone
Krosno is a possibility but these MCM jugs are notoriously difficult to ID
Glass / Anyone recognise this jug - very distinctive applied handle
« Last post by seanduxbury on Today at 05:43:57 AM »
Hi.  Hope someone can help.  Blown glass jug that measures 30 cm tall x 11 cm in diameter (excluding handle) and weighs 1.1 kgs, ground out polished pontil and a very elaborate applied handle in clear blown glass.  Possibly crystal (a nice 'ring' when tapped),  Despite the distinctive handle I've not been able to find anything yet so any help would be much appreciated.
Glass Paperweights / Re: HELP! Made in Scotland Label Identification!
« Last post by gcncsr on Today at 02:58:14 AM »
I will defiantly email the link. Thank you so much for the information everyone.
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