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British & Irish Glass / Re: Chance paperweight for show.
« Last post by David E on Today at 06:13:41 PM »
Ah, but is it Chance?  ;D
They may have been a special order for a retailer or wholesaler, who knows
Glass / Re: George Davidson pedestal dish?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 03:19:15 PM »
I don't think it's either Davidson or Sowerby. Have you looked through here
Other makers sold them as seconds, or broke them up for reuse as cullet, or just ignored the faults and sold them anyway. Quality control varies from place to place.

It may also have been someone else buying ZBS pieces to engrave onto. A master engraver who lived not far from me used to do this - he would buy in blanks from various places, so I see his work on handmade pieces made by Waterford Crystal and on machine made French and Italian, and even Chinese, glassware.

Welcome to the board too, Niya. 😀
Glass / Re: What would this very large glass be used for ........ ?
« Last post by Della on Today at 01:15:21 PM »
Australia, Paul, and they are mahoosive!!   ::) ::)
Glass / Re: What would this very large glass be used for ........ ?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 12:44:27 PM »
sorry, I don't know of these huntsman spiders - where do they come from Della  -  but I think Snow White was grateful to see a huntsman ;)
Glass / Re: What would this very large glass be used for ........ ?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 11:53:38 AM »
Some arachnids are just too big to have in the house. The sort that would make a squidgy mess inbetween the toes if stood upon accidentally.
They might well come back in. If they stay out of sight they get left alone. If they're in my face, they get put outside. ;)
Glass / Pink opaline enamalled vase
« Last post by malcmat on Today at 10:07:08 AM »
Hi, has anyone any information about this Pink opaline enamelled vase 8.1cm dia x 8.7cm tall with plenty of ware marks on the base.

Many thanks

Thank you John - for welcoming me to the forum and for your reply :)

I hadn't thought about that, but it does indeed seem logical that the engravings might have been put to hide some production problem. However, I've only noticed them on ZBS/Klinger pieces, so now I'm wondering what they did in Skrdlovice and the other production sites in such cases ???
Thank you for showing the design representation, Paul.

It will be interesting to see if other shapes from Heppell's RD 295919 come to light.

Just for reference, the 'George Peabody' plate was from Henry Greener's  RD 236921, registered on 7 December 1869 Parcel 7, and there was, indeed, a matching cup. (There is also a sugar basin in that design).

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