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Glass Market Place / Re: Art Deco Glass Lamp
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 07:29:52 PM »
Images resized and added. Sorry for delay, hotmail in its wisdom dumped your email in the Junk / Spam bin and I've only just spotted it!  As this is now thought not to be a glass lamp but bakelite it's OT for this forum, but I'll leave it here for a reference for a couple of days so members have the chance to compare glass and bakelite lamps!
Glass Trinket Sets / Long oval tray ?
« Last post by Simba on Yesterday at 06:25:41 PM »
Has anyone any idea of a ID for this part set...not much of it to go on just a perfume bottle and tray  ::)
Hi.  Just realised that I never posted an image of the base.  Here it is.  Ground not polished if that's any help.  I've also added another side view that (I think) shows the design better.  Thanks
Glass / Re: Green vase - unknown maker
« Last post by Simba on Yesterday at 06:12:09 PM »
Only just come across this post which I have been quoted in  ::)  so decided to dig a bit deeper about this vase and I am now of the opinion it could be by Rosice...and is a plain version of pattern 2911 (see page 35 of 1958 catalogue) Mine is 15 cms high as in the catalogue it also comes in 20 cms ...which looks like the green one discussed here earlier... Looking at the profile of my vase the top band is flat compared to the lower ones which are concave making it ideal for a pattern to be put on in the catalogue pictures. The 2911 also has the three ribs at the stem of the what do you make of that idea !!?  ;D
Scandinavian Glass / Re: Is this bowl Murano?
« Last post by tonyatl on Yesterday at 05:37:09 PM »
absolutely perfect for indeed the bowl came from Sweden.
Scandinavian Glass / Re: Is this bowl Murano?
« Last post by Ivo on Yesterday at 05:27:35 PM »
Gyldkrokens Glashytta, Hjo, Sweden. The works operated from 1972 to 1982.
Glass / Re: Two Tumblers - 18th/19th Century Or???
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 05:02:20 PM »
Hi Mat  -  Would agree with Tony that these may well not be as old as we're tempted to think, and my thoughts on origin would be Continental possibly, but very difficult to be sure of anything.           I can't quite see from your pix, but am assuming there is no evidence whatsoever of a pontil mark, which just might suggest a more modern manufacture  -  if for example there is a lack of wear, and bearing in mind the non-lead aspect.
You don't mention extent of wear  -  or absence of.

The size and shape are similar to tumblers from the second half C18, of that there is no doubt  -  they were often almost as wide as they were tall and with pronounced tapering sides  ..........  later tumblers became taller and narrower (and made to higher quality), and with straighter sides. 
I could be very wrong, but my problem with these is that the type of moulds used prior to the Victorian period (when factory pressing/mould making became commonplace with mass production)  -   were primarily to convey patterns/decoration to the outside of the glass, and these are plain.

Tumblers from Europe from the middle or second half C18, show mould decoration in the form of wrythen moulding, gadrooning and moulding in the form of flutes, and are blown usually, leaving a scar on the base.

If these were C18/early C19 I'd expect to see considerable wear (bearing in mind their utilitarian appearance)
and some remains of a pontil scar.           I certainly think wear is a major factor here, if we want an early date.

Sorry this tells you really nothing positive about yours  -  and since you've been waiting for a few days have to assume all the tumbler experts are on holiday ;D
Glass Paperweights / Re: Old English maker / date?
« Last post by malcmat on Yesterday at 03:03:38 PM »
Thank you again Alan.

Hi Dave.  I picked up a few copies at the Convention here in Tacoma (signed by all four authors) is a useful addition to the library of any Perthshire collector, with the rest of the PP series illustrated, along with many more limited edition and one-off pieces from the later years.

Another update, still not all the pieces as have run out of space on this unit  ::) ;D ;D
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