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British & Irish Glass / Re: Cloud glass question.
« Last post by keith on Today at 11:54:13 AM »
Thanks all, not sure what you mean by 'cooling artefacts' Christine, it's a uniform mark all the way round, David, do your pieces have such marks ?
British & Irish Glass / Re: Reproduction glass in the Georgian style?
« Last post by Cluster on Today at 11:49:44 AM »
Thanks for further comments.    I didn't mean to post a "what is it" ID question, more a general query about the range of reproductions out there.  But, as you have been kind enough to take the time to look at the images of the big glass,   :)

It's a big glass, 20cm tall,  10.5cm dia rim & 10.2cm dia foot.  It weighs a little over 500g.  The engraving shows a symmetrical scene of two game birds facing each other on a plane with two trees (of a Chinese style?) with a fence running between them.   
The bowl land stem have striations and some inclusions that make me think that it is hand blown. The foot has little in the way of striations but does have a couple of inclusions.  The foot shows good wear.
The bubble in the stem appears to have created a dome of glass in the bottom of the bowl, as if it is erupting into the bowl from below, rather than the bowl having a fairly plain interior base.   
The pictures were made and processed in a slight rush, please forgive the sometimes lost focus point and reflections.   

What's interesting to me, is to determine that it is handmade and hand engraved, perhaps a broad range for it sage would be nice but not critical.     Thanks, Dave.       
Glass / Re: Identifying glass stamped France
« Last post by Ivo on Today at 11:34:32 AM »
Hiya welcome to the GMB show.
Assuming the "france" is raised you are probably looking at an ARC product, world's largest producer of mechanical glass. As for function, I vote ice cream.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart vase - is it shape A ??
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 10:44:21 AM »
I've watched glassmaking at the old IoWSG studio, where they were able to produce pieces with extremely fine accuracy with regard to dimensions, just using the pincery tool to measure them against a standard.
Glass / Identifying glass stamped France
« Last post by ellesig on Today at 10:38:25 AM »
Hi I cannot seem to be able to identify what this (compote,parfait etc) glass is, can you help?
I have an Earthtones style bottle and a paperweight with this mark impressed into their bases. Both are MDG, I believe, not MCG.

The whole MDG and MCG story is one that has only been pieced together fairly recently, mostly gathered from observation of the work as collections have grown and labels or impressed marks were found, then the observation of the "batutto" style of polished base appeared and that helped a bit.

There are some written articles on-line - but several have since been found to be inaccurate or just based on hearsay and rumour.
Thankyou sue, i thought they were bottles lol.... doh   :-X ??? LOL
British & Irish Glass / Re: Cloud glass question.
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 10:03:55 AM »
I think the indentations may be cooling artefacts
Yes, the weight John showed has this impressed cross in the base - the Earthtones-style one that is mine.
Thank you for showing the design representation, Paul.

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