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Glass / acid etch "S" identification please
« Last post by selinkyble on Today at 09:13:08 AM »
Can anyone help identify this acid etch on the base of a crystal glass please?
Glass / Re: Square footed glass,continental?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 09:04:34 AM »
It's surprises me quite how small some of these square plinths can be  -  when you consider the diameter of circular feet of comparable age  -  but it would be a bit OTT to have a thick square base too wide in view of the weight that would come with them.
Just that it looks odd to see some rummers etc. with square feet that appear disproportionately small  -  perhaps the theory was that if you had a thick heavy square foot it wouldn't fall over??         Unfortunately, feet with corners and arises tend to suffer.
Agree with m's request regarding a picture of the base.             

Perhaps port and sherry glasses - once they had become popular drinks in the C18 -  were of a similar bowl size, but not really sure.     I get the impression that C19 tavern glasses for port were of a larger bowl capacity than this one.           
Port appears to have been a drink that entered British custom only in the early C18 after political matters and royal interference had created a bias against the French wines and claret in particular. 
At that time U.K. import duty on French booze was vastly greater than on Portuguese, apparently, and so we consumed shed loads of port which gave rise to all the jokes about gout.
According to Geoffrey Wills there was no particular size or shape of glass for port in the early C18  -  you appropriated whatever glass you preferred  -  bowl size may have become smaller with the passing of time.

Ref.   'English And Irish Glass'  -  Geoffrey Wills  -  1968  ..............   very useful and very readable book. 
I think they are the cast iron plates where they put millefiori canes in patterns and pour the glass on top.. Again I don't know all the techniques, I am just a collector 😀😀😀😀
Glass Paperweights / Re: 4 different sizes of Whitefriars
« Last post by Millefiori on Today at 08:56:06 AM »
Top left one.. I thought it is a little bigger than a miniature but perhaps it is still considered a miniature..and if it is s miniature- how rare is that? The other two designs of miniatures I ever saw are 4/5 rings of millefiori and the pink rose with yellow daffodils. I have never seen this one.
Glass / Re: A question about Val Saint Lambert "Myriam" bowl.
« Last post by David E on Today at 07:37:49 AM »
If it's about another piece of glass, then you need to start a new topic.
Glass / Re: Square footed glass,continental?
« Last post by bat20 on Today at 07:11:10 AM »
Ok m I'll post it tonight,it actually has a polished pontil and then another smaller one next to it I think trying to remove a flaw.
Glass Paperweights / Re: 4 different sizes of Whitefriars
« Last post by tropdevin on Today at 06:32:13 AM »

Hi.  Which is the fourth sized one in your image, and what is the size?

Glass / Re: Possibly Webb salts
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 06:18:03 AM »
 ;D ;D
Glass / Re: A question about Val Saint Lambert "Myriam" bowl.
« Last post by theElench on Today at 06:05:10 AM »
I have another post to add.
Glass / Re: Bubbley Gral Glas? Vase????
« Last post by Ivo on Today at 06:01:22 AM »
Heavy often means Poland, very heavy points to the East, as does iridescence. As for Romania, I cannot imagine any factory there making heavies.
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