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British & Irish Glass / Sowerby Pressed Glass Colours 1875-1885
« Last post by MHT on Today at 05:41:02 PM »
I have finally managed to put together a new page on my website. It intended as an introduction to the colours and types of glass produced by Sowerby between the above dates, with a few 'ideas' of my own. See what you think.

Glass Paperweights / Re: millefiori murano paperweight?
« Last post by KevinH on Today at 04:31:57 PM »
Yes, it is by Paul Ysart and made at the Moncrieff Glassworks in Perth, Scotland. It could date from the 1930s or mid-1940s up to 1962.

Does the clear glass show any particular tint, such as quite dark, very dark, purple, yellowish or is it quite clear? The tint, or lack of a tint, will suggest the likely date period.

As John has said, a couple of other photos would be useful. The base can be shown at a slight angle and the profile should be "side on" and taken against a plain white background.
Glass Paperweights / Re: millefiori murano paperweight?
« Last post by glassobsessed on Today at 04:23:00 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

A photo of the base is nearly always useful and another showing the profile would help too. I am no expert on paperweights but yours has the look of Paul Ysart to my eye. I believe other members here will be able to offer you something more definite.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Chance spiderweb, another variation ?
« Last post by keith on Today at 04:11:23 PM »
Ta, thought it might be  ;D
Germany / Re: Art Deco Uranium Centre Piece Bowl with Fish ID?
« Last post by Greg. on Today at 03:51:47 PM »
Walther & Sohne Fische bowl. :)
Hi all,

I picked this centre piece bowl today as it reminded me of a Barolac vase I used to own which had gold fish on it and also it looked like it could be made with uranium. The frog is missing but I still like it. Does anyone know who made it ? I was thinking Barolac but I can't see anything similar.


Look on the Chinese wholesale websites, a search of "glass vase" on Alibaba brings up a hundred or so pages, take a look:
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