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Glass / Re: Fish I/D maybe Seguso??
« Last post by malcmat on Today at 09:01:33 PM »
Any ideas please

Thanks for your imput. Any ideas about other glasshouses who did this sort of work? The glass is quite chunky.
Glass / Re: Jade matt opaque footed uranium glass vase.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 08:13:09 PM »
Wonderful Anne.  ;D
I have been thinking it's a bit of a "barbie doll", in terms of its very exaggerated contours. ;D
You can pick them up for 50p too, but I rather prefer your vase. ;)
Glass / Re: Jade matt opaque footed uranium glass vase.
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 08:09:03 PM »
sorry, not sure Anne if you're suggesting this might be Opaline, which I would doubt  -  Opaline should give the 'sunset glow' (when held up to strong sunlight), rather than the fluorescence of uranium under uv  -  I think.         This piece, I think, this is the jade type of uranium, which means quite old, possibly, but regret no idea as to origin.

Where is Christine  -  am sure she will have better information.

Give you a quid for it  -  and you can make a profit. ;D
Glass / Re: Arts and Crafts vases
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 07:52:41 PM »
in fact Paul did mean the vertical ones :-[  -  he's not anywhere near as clever as Ivo or Christine :)

You're probably part way correct in suggesting there's a lack of Arts & Crafts glass ..................     as a style it's more frequently encountered in the form of furniture, silver, and perhaps some hand made copper work, and it's overshadowed in the U.K. by the far greater volume and better understood styles of art nouveau and Glasgow School.
Small handcraft guilds seem to have been all the rage in the closing years of the C19.

Do have a look at Dresser's 'Clutha' designs  -  he may have already been speaking to Ruskin, and between them they tried to formulate a set of rules which would create simple yet functional lines  -  apparently the Clutha pieces were in some part based on historic shapes.           These guys obviously had it in for the ornate and flowery Victorian decoration  -  Ruskin hated cut glass it seems and Dresser probably thought we should all go back to Roman simplicity.

Also have a look at Philip Webb's designs for glass made by Powell's  -  again very simple lines lacking the flowery ornament of other contemporary Victorian fashion, and probably a very early attempt at departing from art nouveau.         He was a big mate of Morris and they had some business connections I think.

You can see some of these pieces in the V. & A. in London  -  but of course you may not be in the area  -  so try their on line catalogues.

Bottom line is almost certainly that you will never find any original A. & C. glass yourself  -  probably as rare as hen's teeth. :)
Glass / Re: Jade matt opaque footed uranium glass vase.
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Today at 07:35:56 PM »
Many thanks Paul.
It stands almost 10" high and 3.75" at its widest with a 2.5" diameter base.
I've been looking through all my glass books and I've just come across something similar in shape described as opaline glass from France (no further information unfortunately).  I don't think I'm able to add an image because of copyright, but it appears in Phaidon Guide to Glass (Felice Mehlman) p.218 where a pair of 7.5" yellow vases are shown "c.1830-50".  So French could be a possibility which I hadn't considered.
It was an incredibly good but very dirty find - 50p can you believe!  ;D  I still can't quite believe it  ;D
I think it's etched but would doubt Moser
Evening all

Picked up these two weights last weekend and need to confirm who they are by.

Signed C Webster, limited edition of 500, engraved with designs of an otter and 2 swans.

To me the enscriptions look Caithness and they were sold as Caithness.

Can anyone shed light?

thanks all.

Glass / Re: Help needed, possible isle of wight glass .
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 06:44:24 PM »
I suspect it's something quite new, but I honestly don't know what.
I'm making an appointment to get my eyes tested for new glasses this week. It's about 5 years overdue, and I'm blaming that for my embarrassing misidentification troubles. ;D
My friend who told me I'd got it wrong has been highly amused and laughing gently at me. He does know I need new glasses, he just didn't know quite how much! :-[
Glass / Re: Help needed, possible isle of wight glass .
« Last post by essi on Today at 06:29:25 PM »
Thanks for the correction sue, something didn't seem quite right when I looked at the images for his work on line.
The glass is surface decorated, and not much surface wear to the base.
Thanks again sue.
Any further thoughts from anybody?
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