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Glass / Re: Is this a Georgian rummer type glass?
« Last post by bat20 on Today at 10:29:47 PM »
Where's Paul when you need him?
France / Re: Baccarat unusual vase any ideas on date?
« Last post by cdm1christopher on Today at 09:26:44 PM »
Wish I did have baccarat book but very expensive.
Good point the cuts are sharp as opposed to polished off.
The catalogues I've gone through unfortunately are more drawings as opposed to detailed photos.
I suspect it is quite an early piece as as far as I am aware early glass would become unstable over time as it would have been at a time when they would be experimenting with glass mixtures I think that's right!  Does baccarat glass suffer crizzling?  Well again maybe very early pieces but unfortunately early pieces do not come up that often if at all.  I was lucky with this piece picked it up cheap but knew it was special.  I think looking at the pieces in the museum your spot on 're Czech.  I'll mail them tommoz with some pics and hopefully they will come back with some more info.  Might get them excited has me.
Glass News / Beware glass on windowsills
« Last post by Anne on Today at 09:21:33 PM »
A serious house fire in Sussex, England, was caused by a glass trinket on a windowsill says fire brigade. The sun's rays focused through the glass to cause a fire on Saturday. The owner of the house, who did not wish to be named, said: "Within minutes the house was full of smoke with glass exploding."  She said her whole house was fire and smoke damaged.
Glass / Re: Is this Georgian?
« Last post by Anne on Today at 09:13:08 PM »
Please would you add a photo showing the base as that will help more than just a written description. :)
Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: Glass sculpture
« Last post by Anne on Today at 09:08:13 PM »
If you can't manage to resize your pics (andf we do know it can be a problem with images taken on an iPad) you can send me copies directly and I'll resize them and add them to your post for you. Send to glassmessages.tsm AT (change AT to @ and close up the spaces).
France / Re: Baccarat unusual vase any ideas on date?
« Last post by flying free on Today at 08:54:21 PM »
A couple of things -
1) the pineapple bit in the middle, I can't remember seeing that on Bohemian glass but that's not saying much.   
2) Again the pineapple bit, the Baccarat ones I've seen I thought were less square edgy and more rounded pattern but again I haven't seen much.  Do you have the Baccarat book and is that bit the same as those in the book?
3) the crizzling - is that likely on Baccarat glass?  I have read about it happening in Bohemian glass but again, I'm not sure whether the author was referring to much earlier period stuff and that is something dredged up from memory.

Glass / Kinver Crystal
« Last post by vawolfmom on Today at 08:32:53 PM »
I got 2 goblets from my stepfather who was from England. He was a wholesale importer and brought alot of interesting things home. We lived in Alexandria, VA USA then.
He has passed and the Kinver company is no longer in operation. I tried contacting them years ago but got no response. I would like to know a value...if there is any on these goblets. They are currently not insured. I brought them to an auction house and was told they are only worth $5.00. I have searched and not found anything like them. What do you all say?
is it possible to take the photos on a white background please?
Is the enamelling actually silver?
Is it crizzled or is that little bubbles in the glass refracting light?

France / Re: Baccarat unusual vase any ideas on date?
« Last post by flying free on Today at 08:10:17 PM »
Yes, it is in Czech.
I think in German language for this glass factory would be Annathal bei Schüttenhofen. (open to correction from anyone else)
That might help you search for more.
Again I think the factory might have been under Loetz. 
Sorry to be so vague but I'm not checking info and have been away from glass for a while.

France / Re: Baccarat unusual vase any ideas on date?
« Last post by cdm1christopher on Today at 08:04:08 PM »
 Dumb me that is the company I was so excited I did not think to actually read.

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