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Glass / Re: Glass vase for ID help please
« Last post by orangeglass on Today at 04:50:39 PM »
That's what I was just wondering too, and I also thought it looked a bit "Caithness" ish.
Could the SI be 51 ?
Glass Paperweights / Re: Identification please from this beauty
« Last post by orangeglass on Today at 04:48:32 PM »
Could it be Brierley? as in Royal Brierley or Studio - sorry don't know much about it but I'm sure someone else will have a look!  :)
Glass Paperweights / Identification please from this beauty
« Last post by Luus44 on Today at 04:34:33 PM »
Hi there,

I need help in finding the designer/ glass house with the signature you can see in the photo's . I would really appreciate it if someone can give me information. If you know anything about the value I would also appreciate.

For this moment.......thank you.
Murano & Italy Glass / Barovier (?) glass fruit
« Last post by rocco on Today at 04:30:29 PM »
Lovely set of glass fruit, pastel colours with gold leaf application.
Largest around 10 cm long.
Clear glass cased in coloured opaque, the leaves and stalks are white semi-opaque glass.

>> Link to two tall candle sticks which have absolutely identical fruit applied.
Svazzo states these are documented as Ercole Barovier designs.

Is the attribution correct?
And would that date them to the 1940s?

Glass / Re: Uranium cased vases mit landscape painting - French?
« Last post by rocco on Today at 04:16:04 PM »
Sorry for hijacking ;)
But this little vase is surely from the same maker, so I was curious if any new information has surfaced in the meantime...

6.5 cm high, 7 cm diameter.
Same construction as Dirk's first piece, thin inner layer pink fading to clear towards the base, Uranium casing (glows like mad under UV).

Glass Paperweights / Re: Old Sulfide ID Help
« Last post by TanToday on Today at 02:21:47 PM »
Many thanks, I doubt I would have NEVER been able to figure this one out without some help!
Beautiful, can't say any more, ;D
Glass / Re: Glass vase for ID help please
« Last post by rosieposie on Today at 12:52:33 PM »
That's nice and clear kathykate, now on the left of these numbers around the base are some markings that appear to be letters... are they letters that could be a signature or just part of the rough finish?  If you think they might be letters,  please can you talcum them and post a picture for us... the more we see, the better we can help you. :)
A pair of small, waisted vases finely engraved with a very attractive scene of a stork or crane amidst palm trees and exotic flowering foliage. Fine applied cranberry glass trailing to upper bodies.  Ground and polished pontil bases. Vases measure approx. 4.5" (11.5cm) tall x 2 5/8" (6.5cm) diameter.

(Permission for the re-use of these images on the GMB granted by Jessica Glynn).

 Each vase is marked with an engraved registry date lozenge for 11 May 1876 – Parcel 10, corresponding to design registration number 299158, registered by Hodgetts, Richardson & Son, Stourbridge.

The design representation is shown on page 263 of Mervyn Gulliver’s “Victorian Decorative Glass – British Designs 1850-1914” with the description “jug with slightly tapering sides, and an applied shell ribbed handle, and threading around the neck.”

Charles R. Hajdamach shows (in plate 130 on page 160 of “British Glass 1800-1914”) a design for a very similarly decorated Stevens and Williams claret jug from the pattern book of Joseph Keller. The Stevens and Williams claret jug is pattern number 6282 and dates to August 1880. The actual glass is in the collection of the Broadfield House Glass Museum.

So, although the engraved design is almost certainly from the Keller pattern book, the glass vases were made by Hodgetts, Richardson & Son, a major competitor and near neighbour of Stevens and Williams, and H, R & S may well have used their own  engraver(s).

Interestingly, William J. Hodgetts (the Hodgetts of Hodgetts,  Richardson & Son) patented his invention of a threading machine to speed up the hand process and ensure an absolutely regular spacing on 4 May 1876 (only a week before the registration of the jug design) – see Hajdamach I, p273 and seq., so I would imagine that the threading on the vases is among the earliest actual dateable examples of this process (though the registration date may well have preceded the manufacturing date by a number of years.

Glass / Re: Large Uranium Plinth ID Please
« Last post by Simba on Today at 11:39:47 AM »
Cheers Kevin  :)
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