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Glass / Re: VSL or Murano or....
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 07:17:44 AM »
I haven't come across this model but that doesn't mean anything of course.
It would fit in the 60's series 'Les Tordus', some of them have polished pontils and some of them don't, and the absence of a signature's perfectly normal for a pre 70's piece, but I'm not 100% sure about this one.

Perhaps I have mentioned it somewhere else before, but this type of glass eventually ended up being made by apprentices, as the professional glass blowers quickly got bored with this production. At the time these series were extremely popular and VSL tried to milk it, by solely focussing on this production and not much else which lead to the beginning of the end.... having said that, grand reopening of VSL on the 1st of July - episode 4 or something like that ... I've lost count ::)
France / Re: Art Deco opalescent bowl - probably not Etling
« Last post by Anne Tique on Today at 07:01:10 AM »
I've seen and handled these bowls several times too and yes, they're always nicely done.
I've never managed to find out who've made them ... the only thing I can suggest is that the 'Made in France' mark is often related to Choisy-le-Roi.

Glass / Help with ID on large handled cup? chalice? Uranium glass.
« Last post by selina on Today at 12:31:22 AM »
Hi, I haven't posted in a while as I usually either find what my glass is or give up. This belongs to a friend and I wasn't sure where to start. The colour reminds me of Jadeite but its lighter. And I initially thought a cup until I found out the size. So any help would be appreciated.  It weighs 2.4 kilos, it measures 300mm or 12" wide x 215mm or 8+" high. So its quite large and also high uranium content. Doesn't look like it should have a lid. Very smooth, flat base.
Glass / Identify Bowl
« Last post by BettyT on Yesterday at 11:47:29 PM »
Have an amber colored bowl unsure of origin. Can't find anything like it on internet. I believe it is cut glass. It has some unusual markings. Can anyone help???
Glass / Smoky Glass Geometric Pleated Bowl
« Last post by drg642 on Yesterday at 10:54:44 PM »
Hi, I've asked about this bowl on the ebay PGP board, and it was suggested that it might be Sklo, and that someone here may be able to help with identification.  Thanks in advance for any assistance.

The bowl is about 5 inches tall and 9 inches wide.  It is heavy, a little over 5 pounds, and good quality with a nice ring.  The glass is a smoky brown color, and the pleated design reminds me of origami folded paper.  Top edge and base edge are polished.  The little triangles on the base edge have quite a bit of wear.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Lidded Jar 13th Feb 1877
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 09:38:03 PM »
I think 307690, with the handles, is attractive  ........   I'll have another look at the others in the morning.
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Cenedese 'Scavo' Style Bottle
« Last post by Ivo on Yesterday at 09:07:40 PM »
Sorry Laura your thumbnails are really too small to see anything.  But it seems it is satinated, not Scavo.... lets see what others say,
France / Re: Art Deco opalescent bowl - probably not Etling
« Last post by chilternhills on Yesterday at 09:05:27 PM »
The bowl is not in the McPeek Verlys of France 1935-1937 catalogue.

Sue, your gut feeling that it is French is confirmed by the 'Made in France' mark in the centre of the bowl  :P

It is really good quality: every fine detail is crisp, with no sign of mould marks. And it absolutely perfect. No flea bites at all.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Lidded Jar 13th Feb 1877
« Last post by agincourt17 on Yesterday at 08:44:33 PM »
Thank you, Paul – excellent result.

From that bundle of 13 February 1877, the only other designs correlated with their individual numbers are from Cottle’s Sowerby Glass (page 99):
307686: wall pocket vase pattern no. 1191
307688: basket vase pattern no. 1187
307693: vase pattern no. 1193
but, as we have seen in the past, Cottle can be a little ‘awry’ with precise correlations from large bundles.

from that bundle, I also have photos of a covered jar #1202 (presumably now known to be 307690), a handled posy basket #1129˝, and a creamer with pattern number still unknown,  but I don’t have any of the corresponding design representations to provide a positive independent correlation.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Lidded Jar 13th Feb 1877
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 07:58:03 PM »
the factory were obviously very busy that day  -  I think I've provided at least one from this batch before now, and fortunately the original drawings were good quality and have lasted well and not faded like the purple pencil drawings.
As Fred has suggested Roy's marmalade is Rd. 307691  -  and it does appear large, but maybe a little on the slim side and it does of course sit off the table  -  so perhaps doesn't hold as much as might be imagined.             Nonetheless could be top heavy and possibly not too stable.
Assume the capacity isn't shown anywhere.
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