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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina and the Boffos
« Last post by WhatHo! on Today at 05:34:38 PM »
I have found the date of death of Ettore from Malta Gov.mt and it was on 28/12/71. This means when Jim Munnelly arrived Ettore was still alive. ..Edited..
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Malta Glass / Re: MDG Earthtones Bottle vase........
« Last post by Patrick on Today at 04:40:03 PM »
WONDERFUL collection Sue,

You have done well over the years, how many pieces do you have in total ?

I managed to buy a conche shell in ruby a couple of days ago.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-MURANO-SOMMERSO-TECHNIQUE-RED-amp-WHITE-CONCH-SHELL-BOWL-/271632836919

Do you think my bottle should have a stopper ?   Were they ground to take stoppers ?

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Glass Market Place / Uranium Lady With Flowers Maker Unknown Flower Frog
« Last post by davem on Today at 04:37:39 PM »
I have this up for sale at the moment , I've only found one other that sold so I presume she's scarce enough in Uranium , have you got the bowl ?
I'm New to etsy so excuse the pics :(

https://www.etsy.com/ie/listing/207963036/art-deco-uranium-glass-lady-figurine?ref=sr_gallery_35&ga_search_query=depression+glass+uranium&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=IE&ga_search_type=all
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Source for the following: 20th Century British Glass - Charles Hajdamach
Most of what I've been reading is from page 136 to 160.  Most of the glass covered seems to be from the 1920s on. Apart from the odd exception the company is referred to as Stevens and Williams all the way through that section and the pattern books are referred to as Stevens and Williams pattern books

The exceptions I've found so far -
 
Page 151 Plate 305 caption -  three 'Vases by Stevens and Williams engraved by E.E. Rowley. Blue cased engraved .... Green glass vase with horizontal internal ring moulding reminiscent of contemporary Orrefors vases, engraved with seagulls over the sea, unsigned but marked 'ROYAL BRIERLEY CRYSTAL' ...'
I think from reading page 150, that E.E. Rowley was there from 1940.

Page 151 - further on in that caption from above,
'The brand name 'Royal Brierley Crystal' was adopted by Stevens and Williams in the 1920s who saw their glass as a royal product.'

Page 65 a cover from the POttery Gazette and Glass Trade Review dated April 1942 showing Navel souvenirs with the name ROYAL BRIERLEY CRYSTAL on the top right of the advert (cover page) and Stevens & Williams Ltd along the bottom

This bit is not Royal Brierley Crystal but interesting branding nonetheless
page 153
'In 1964 the firm decided to re-brand their lighting products as 'Brierley Lighting' and appointed George Elliot, who had graduated from the Royal College...'

page 154
Advert from Pottery Gazette April 1947 showing a cut see through clear vase with the words Royal Brierley Crystal in script above the bottom of the advert and Stevens and Williams Ltd along the bottom - plate 311 captioned ' Flights of Fantasy vase was designed by Deanne Meanley for Stevens and Williams, 1947. ...'

so far the April 1942 Pottery Gazette showing the Navel Souvenirs is now the earliest dated use of the brand name Royal Brierley Crystal by Stevens & Williams.   But I need to check out that piece I've found that is apparently signed Royal Brierley Crystal and dates I think to 1937.

I'll add more if I find more later.
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Malta Glass / Re: MDG Earthtones Bottle vase........
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 03:42:23 PM »
Nice.  :)
Here's a "group" photo of some of my MDG.
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Malta Glass / Re: MDG Earthtones Bottle vase........
« Last post by Patrick on Today at 03:15:11 PM »
Hi,

I have just bought this little gem............ 4 1/2 inches high.
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Malta Glass / Re: MDG Earthtones Bottle vase........
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Today at 03:10:21 PM »
Yes just trying to hurry when I'm supposed to be working. The chimney thing is cased in clear (possibly the one that broke may have been cased in amber)
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ok thank you :)

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Most brands are unregistered...

and isn't a Royal Warrant the right to say By appointment to...
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Malta Glass / Re: MDG Earthtones Bottle vase........
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 02:51:56 PM »
Is your "Chimney" vase cased in Amber, Christine? Or is it just that the colour is reflected in the base?
(I can't remember. I've just inspected mine and the colouring looks the same, and mine is cased in clear, but it can look amber from reflections.)
I have an Earthtones MDG Chimney vase cased in blue, and a really fabby green one too.

This is a shape that was produced at both Mdina and MDG.

(Christine - are you ok? It's not like you to be using "grocer's apostropes"!  ;))
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