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Glass / Re: 2 small honeycomb pattern glass vases 1 cased
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 09:32:35 PM »
good idea  -  the left hand pink example looks to be giving a nod (albeit unconvincingly) in the direction of the C19 satin air trap design. :)
Glass / Re: Black base what's it for?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 09:27:46 PM »
images of the original factory drawing, plus the Register page, now attached, showing the maker as Century Glass Works, Edmonton, London - the style of which would suggest a maker rather than wholesaler/retailer only.     
In case the wording is unclear, the description for intended use reads  .............  "a base for supporting a vase, bowl, bedside lamp or the like."
It may well be that Claire's 'snow globe' is threaded, and has a central hole which fits over the projection in the centre of the base, in which case they will possibly have started life together.               The internal shape of the base requires something other than a fully circular design, and it's noticeable that the floor of the base carries some form of indent - for sealing perhaps?          Opinions welcome. :)
Glass / Identify signature on blown glass bowl
« Last post by Jfeenaughty on Today at 09:20:07 PM »
I have a blown glass bowl.  I think part of the signature is 1977.  I live 40 miles from Corning Glass Works and I would not be surprised if it was from there.
Glass / Re: 2 small honeycomb pattern glass vases 1 cased
« Last post by lyndhurst44 on Today at 09:13:23 PM »
Hi Paul,
Good idea. I'll give it a few days here and if nothing turns up I'll give them a call. The only vase I could find with a similar design was an early Welz piece but these 2 seem to be 21st Century.
Glass / Re: 2 small honeycomb pattern glass vases 1 cased
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 09:05:29 PM »
Hi Bryn  -  not my area so regret unable to help, but in the absence of anyone offering conclusive id for the maker you suggest, then how about contacting Teign Valley thenselves  -  believe they are still making glass. :)
Glass / 2 small honeycomb pattern glass vases 1 cased
« Last post by lyndhurst44 on Today at 08:29:35 PM »
Please could you advise me, if possible, of the likely makers of the 2 similar honeycomb pattern vases in the included photo please. Both vases belong to a colleague and not myself.
Having consulted with a very knowledgeable friend I was told that both vases were probably made at Teign Valley Glass which I agreed was quite likely .
However, my colleague has asked me if I could dig a bit deeper as he has owned many varieties of TVG in the past and wasn't convinced. ::)
The tallest cased opaque vase measures around 5" tall. There is a deep smooth inverted pontil area. The shorter clear vase has a broken pontil.
If anyone on this excellent site can provide any alternative suggestion I would appreciate it. Perhaps they were made by different manufactures.
Thanks again.

no one have thoughts on this fish figural bottle?
Glass / Re: Black base what's it for?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 05:20:51 PM »
I now have the Kew pix for Reg. 881198 - plus some others - and hope to post all of them over the next 48 hours.               But, in the meantime, and if Claire is still looking, will she tell us please if her clear glass/plastic 'snow globe' is in some way threaded.           I'm asking this as the black base carries a very simple form of thread, and so we have to assume that whatever was intended originally to sit atop the base also carried a matching thread.
The Kew Registration data for this item indicates that the base might be suitable for several items, but none of these is for a 'snow globe' - although that's not to say categoricaly the Registrant didn't subsequently invent a globe for the base.            My opinion would be that if the globe isn't threaded then it's unlikely to be part of the original design. :)
Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Re: Czech vase?
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 11:08:08 PM »
Hi and welcome to the board. Could you add two more photos please? One showing a straight side on view so we can see the vase in profile, so to speak, and one showing the base - bases are always important as it tells us a lot about how an item is made, that can help with either making or ruling out an ID. Also, please would you add dimensions to your request, they help too. Thanks.
Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Czech vase?
« Last post by rmajew on Yesterday at 08:48:23 PM »
looking for help in item identification, some hints direct me to Czech. Anyone have seen similar?Thx in advance
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