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Glass Paperweights / Re: Id help needed please.
« Last post by Krecik on Yesterday at 11:56:11 PM »
 The base is polished and slightly concave with an irregular shape.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Id help needed please.
« Last post by Roger H on Yesterday at 10:25:31 PM »
The reason I asked about the base contour is because I have never seen an old chinese with a polished base although I understand there are a few modern ones that do.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Last post by orangeglass on Yesterday at 10:21:57 PM »
Okay, apparantly Aventurine is a variety of Quartz characterized by bright inclusions of Mica or other minerals that give a shimmering or glistening effect to the stone, most commonly green, though also occurring in blue, red to reddish-brown, dusty purple, orange or peach, yellow, and silver gray.

Now I have learnt something new  :D
Now I just need  Lustrousstone to give me a lesson in Uranium  ;)

British & Irish Glass / Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Last post by orangeglass on Yesterday at 10:14:43 PM »
But I haven't got a copy.
What exactly is aventurine?

British & Irish Glass / Re: The Parkington Collection Part 1 Ysart section
« Last post by Frank on Yesterday at 10:11:06 PM »
There were a number of mistakes in the catalogues.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Last post by Frank on Yesterday at 10:02:33 PM »
They used, rarely, other colours of aventurine. Red, Blue, Green and a Bronzy colour that is hard too see.

Plate 34 in Ysart Glass used red.
Glass / Re: Small cut drinking glass
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 09:55:26 PM »
haven't a clue as to the extent of glass export, if any, that the U.K. might have had with Greece in the C19.
Individual countries within the Continent of Europe were heavily involved in home grown glass production, and it's just possible that the U.K. imported more from those sources that we exported.
If Greece didn't have the resources of wood or coal, then they may well have imported glass wares, but from countries nearer than G.B.
As mentioned, my opinion is that the manufacturing style of this piece indicates a source other than the British Isles.

The really big export route, I believe, was with the States  -  Ireland exported unimaginable quantities to that destination  -  we've had chats on that previously on the Board - volumes you'd find hard to believe. 
Glass / Re: Blue pan top rummer wine glass? help please.
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 09:44:31 PM »
Hi Stuart - I wasn't rubbishing your rummer, but suggesting it wasn't from the 'golden era' - it may be made well, but  I don't think it's earlier than late Victorian - early C20.
If you are saying it's without any form of pontil scar or ground/polished depression then I'm of the opinion that it is not going to be earlier than I'm suggesting.

I wasn't suggesting that it's deco in style  -  pan-topped designs have been around for a long time  -  just that it may have been made during the period when deco flourished  i.e. 1920's - 30's....but made to look late Georgian/Regency (1800 - 1830).

Earlier in my collecting days I bought b.b. and b. gr. rummers (with snapped pontils) only to discover they weren't genuinely old ......  in fact I also bought a couple of clear ovoid examples of equally dubious date.
It's a well documented fact that at various times from the 1890's to the mid 1930's there was a lot of copying of classic Georgian and Regency glass - that by now will show substantial wear.

I'd like someone to prove me wrong, but I think unlikely in view of some of the features we've discussed.
This may be British, but might equally be from the Continent  -  difficult to be more accurate.   
Did you buy this as an early C19 piece?

I'm hoping that someone else will comment. :)
British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart shape MB
« Last post by orangeglass on Yesterday at 09:42:08 PM »
Lovely - I was thinking of bidding on that but didn't - it is very pretty and soooo small - can we call it a miniature ;) ;D
Is it just green and yellow with aventurine or are there other colours in it!
Can we have a picture directly from above please,

Glass / Re: Iridescent vase,help please,
« Last post by orangeglass on Yesterday at 08:51:31 PM »
These things are popping up all over the place now - I nearly bought one when I first got into glass and didn't know what it was. Seen them listed on American Ebay for ridiculous amounts. Apparently they were a range sold in John Lewis a few years ago.
To me the handles look like they belong to something else!!

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