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Germany / Re: hell halbweiss?
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 08:37:06 PM »
That's very helpful, thanks Dirk. It seems to support what Ian was thinking as well. 
Germany / Re: hell halbweiss?
« Last post by dirk. on Yesterday at 08:34:18 PM »
to be honest it was a term I hadn´t heard of, but it seems I may have found the answer.
It appears to be the technical term for glass, which isn´t perfectly clear, but has the typical tinge
of e.g. recycled glass.
So it should have the typical greenish tinge to it.
In german sometimes the term ´weiß´ (white) is used synonymically with ´klar´ (clear).
Germany / Re: hell halbweiss?
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 08:17:54 PM »
Hmmm it could be, Ian. I asked Dirk about it and gave him the link to this topic so I hope he might pop over and add a comment.
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina Ochre globe
« Last post by glassobsessed on Yesterday at 08:11:25 PM »
I would not described them as experimental, more standard production but probably less popular than the more commonly seen blue green versions. They are likely to have been made made for several years, some have Mdina signatures that are typical of the mid 70s and beyond.
Glass / Re: Can you help ID this for me please!?
« Last post by pebble on Yesterday at 08:03:17 PM »
Many thanks, Paul. That is already more information than I have ever managed! The height is just over 6cm. The diameter at rim approx 5cm. The rim is smooth and polished. I've attached another pic of the initials. Thank you again!
Malta Glass / Re: Show & tell, another Mdina fish vase
« Last post by brucebanner on Yesterday at 07:50:59 PM »
Are they forsale yet John?, you have been hanging on to them for far too long. ;)
Glass / Re: Can you help ID this for me please!?
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 07:49:35 PM »
welcome to the GMB, pebble :)               You may well be correct with your suggestion of shot glass - the problem with locating additional information on such pieces is that your glass lacks characteristics that might help with your request.            In addition to shot glasses, some medicine glasses from the C19 and early C20 had this thick bottom appearance - though normally they didn't carry someone's initials.
Regret I can add little to what you have already said, but IMHO the engraved font/script might suggest the glass is of continental origin - possibly Germany/Bavaria/Bohemia.   

Appreciate you've said this glass is small, and it won't help to id the piece, but dimensions are always useful and add to the interest - so grateful if you will provide height please.            Would also suggest that a larger picture showing the initials might be of interest.       Is the rim ground and bevelled - or fire polished only and smooth? 
That does not look like a 120 year old base to me.
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: inquiring about item made in italy
« Last post by glassobsessed on Yesterday at 07:23:18 PM »
Welcome to the Glass Message Board.

I believe the information you have is about right, it is likely that more than one maker made very similar and if there is no etched mark on the base (they can be very faint) it may be hard to narrow it down.

They are sometimes called Cardinal's Hat bowls.

Glass / Re: Smokey Blue Squat Vase ID Help Please
« Last post by glassobsessed on Yesterday at 07:00:46 PM »
Holmegaard? Ikea?

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