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Glass Paperweights / Re: Clichy?
« Last post by AdrianW on Today at 12:08:10 AM »
Thank you Allan! My first major French weight; yippee!
 ;D 8) ;D 8) ;D
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Percival Vickers Newfoundland dogs
« Last post by thewingedsphinx on Yesterday at 10:07:36 PM »
Thanks to Neil for this piccie.
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Glass / How do I know if theses floats are authentic fishing net floats?
« Last post by islandbearpaw on Yesterday at 09:44:10 PM »
Picked these at an estate sale of a very elderly person, box marked "Japanese Floats"  I was going to sell them as a group, but from the research that I have done, the bright red, yellow, amethyst, cobalt ones might actually be very rare, rather than recent reproductions.  I have read through lots of information and still can't tell for certain.  No markings at all on any of them.  Even though I am probably asking for the impossible, I would greatly appreciate help.  I am near Seattle in case there is anyone in the area who appraises or authenticates them.  They each measure about 3 inches.  Happy to send photos of individual ones the file was too big.  Many thanks!
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Clichy?
« Last post by paperweights on Yesterday at 05:08:50 AM »
Yes, definitely.  Congratulations.  It has probably been restored at some time as the outer ring of canes vanishes under the curve of the edge.
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Glass Paperweights / Clichy?
« Last post by AdrianW on November 18, 2018, 11:57:02 PM »
Hello,

I think this one is Clichy; please can someone confirm?

Polished base, slightly concave, some wear around the edge of the base surface. It looks very bright and very clear in reality. Air bubbles are only really visible in photographs

If not, any ideas?

Many thanks!

Adrian
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Glass / Re: Could this be Hartley Wood ?
« Last post by keith on November 18, 2018, 08:43:53 PM »
 ;D ;D ;D
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France / Re: Sabino advertising plaque
« Last post by chilternhills on November 18, 2018, 08:43:24 PM »
I did some research on this. I found a dealer that specializes in advertising material. They had several examples of Sabino adverts from the 1920s. The wording varied between 'Verreries D'Art' and 'Verrier D'Art'. Various fonts were also used for 'Sabino' and the accompanying 'Verreries D'Art' and 'Verrier D'Art'. Examples of where 'Sabino' and 'Verrier D'Art' coincide, and where the same fonts are use as in my plaque, date from 1928 and 1929. There is a variation in the font used for 'Sabino' that dates to 1926.

By the way, here is what I have done for the museum exhibit. It consists of an outside frame, hardwood panel cut out to form the frame for the plaque, cardboard at the back to hold the plaque in place, and an LED light box. Here are some pictures. It looks great! The button at the bottom right allows three brightness levels as well as off.

Anton
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Murano & Italy Glass / Large, double-headed tiger bowl/basin
« Last post by Sleestak on November 18, 2018, 04:19:06 PM »
Hi,

I am brand new here. Iím in search of any info anyone can supply on a piece I found in a local thrift shop. The thrift shop had it listed as Murano but who knows? The tiger heads certainly look very similar (to my untrained eye) to some of the Murano tiger sculptures I have seen from the 50ís but I have tried doing many, many web searches for a piece like this one with zero luck.

To describe it....it is about 19 inches long and about 7 inches wide. The glass of the main bowl is about 3/4 inch thick. I havenít weighed it but just ballparking, I would say it has to be between 8 and 10 pounds. The bowl is horizontally striped. The tiger heads are about 4 inches long each and (I guess?) serve as handles? Overall, the glass is brown/copper colored with a lot of gold colored flecks throughout. I am attempting to add photos...if my first attempt fails, I will try again in a follow-up email. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Glass / Can anyone help with this small triangular uranium glass dish
« Last post by seanduxbury on November 18, 2018, 04:07:35 PM »
Hi.  Hope someone can help.  Found in the North West of England this small triangular uranium glass dish.  I think it could be Murano (sheer flat polished base) but I've not seen anything before that is just like this - simple pure uranium glass, nothing else.  No marks (of course) to help, so if anyone could help date it,  plus any ideas of possible maker that would be great.

It measures 11 cm across x 5 cm deep and weighs just over 600 gms.

Any help much appreciated
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Glass / Re: Could this be Hartley Wood ?
« Last post by Della on November 18, 2018, 12:46:53 PM »
 ;D Cracking find, Keith!! Well done  :D
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