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Glass / Re: Stevens & Williams I presume !
« Last post by keith on Today at 12:03:33 AM »
Sorry Paul, the first piece has 15353 on the base and no prunt, the pair in the second image have neither, the last one has both, image of prunt to the base.... ;D ;D
Glass / Re: Stevens & Williams I presume !
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 10:21:01 PM »
you're losing me Keith ;D ;D  -  please be gentle - I'm fairly new  ;)    We seem to have too many  'This ones' - can we please refer to each of the three pix individually - I think that will help. :) 

What is the Rd. No. on the piece in the first picture  -  is it the same as the one you've just posted i.e. 15353?          When you say 'prunt', are you referring to the large clear glass foot or the applied clear decorations?

My most recent dictionary defines Matsu-no-ke  as  ""Glass processing technique consisting of the application, on vases and containers, of clear crystal or superficial decorations with iridescent effects, representing the knotty branches of an ornamental pinetree dubbed matsu in the Japanese culture; invented by Frederick Carder for Stevens & Williams Ltd. in 1880, it was continuously used by the Steuben Glass Works after 1922.""

I'm really not sure about the stands  -  just that they appear in the book for this Rd. No.
Glass / Re: Stevens & Williams I presume !
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 09:57:39 PM »
This one just has the reg. number 15353 no prunt, I don't think the stands came with them, did they ? and I'm not in the States just a few  miles from Stourbridge. As for Matsu-no-ke I'm having trouble working out how it translates as 'spirit of the pine tree' heard this myself but the Japanese for spirit is not 'Matsu' and the word for tree is 'Ki'  Japanese can be confusing  ::) ;D ;D This one has the prunt and reg number, latest find  ;D ;D
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina folded rim bowl. Pattern?
« Last post by Patrick on Yesterday at 09:42:03 PM »
Raymond Sultana commented on FB............... Hello Mark Thomas and All. This bowl is made up from the same materials as with the "Tiger" which in our trade we call it "Marble"
The bubbles come from the way you heat the silver nitrate, the perfect nitrate is with the least or no bubbles at all. As a norm the pattern is made up always the same and when the person making the stripes on the nitrate sees it's not so good, he can freely experiment and makes a different pattern, like this one in question. Hope that I have been of some help.

Raymond is an ex Mdina glassblower.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Ink Wells, Ink Bottles and Stands
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 09:25:56 PM »
Manufacturer didn't always mean manufacturer in the 1800s trade lists we have found. Quite often it meant wholesaler or someone who got stuff made for them. You said the Chapmans made silver items in one breath and glass in the next. What's more likely is that they bought in glass and trimmed it with silver.
Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: 2.5kg hand made elephant.
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 09:17:58 PM »
Most of the ebay sellers Murano items are not Murano. Quite a few are Chinese and some of them are just Italian. The decimal point is at least one place adrfit to the right on most of them
Glass Animals & Figurines / Re: 2.5kg hand made elephant.
« Last post by Ekimp on Yesterday at 09:03:21 PM »
Thanks for the photos of your glasses, they do look quite different from the antique English drinking glasses that Im used to looking at. It has never struck me that the elephant is poor quality and I have seen some poor quality glass. I do see what you are saying about it looking like the parts are jammed-on but I thought a few of the Murano ones on various websites also looked like that. Anyway, it is what it is and some of it is quite subjective.

Ha, I know what you mean about the language and capital letters etc...but at least there wasnt L@@K in the title.
Glass / Re: Murano piece and sig id
« Last post by Danny54 on Yesterday at 08:43:15 PM »
Good eye!
Glass / Re: Sevres Vase
« Last post by Smitty on Yesterday at 08:37:20 PM »
Thanks for your interest and useful steer on the type of glass.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Another puzzle for those inclined !
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 08:34:43 PM »
Sorry Sue, not those either  ;D
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