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British & Irish Glass / Re: White 'Spiderweb' bowl for show.
« Last post by David E on Today at 03:40:19 AM »
Yes, those were enamelled and the surface was then wiped leaving the paint in the recesses. Spraying Spiderweb is known, but I was not aware of plain white.
Glass / Glass ID help needed please
« Last post by kismetnz on Today at 01:04:38 AM »
Hi there everyone!
My grandmother handed down this vase/decanter to me before she passed away, over 20 years ago.  The only marking it has on the base is: 59. - although, the '9' is not completely closed at the top, making me question whether it is a 9 or a 4! Eek!  ???

I have attached a photo for you.

Many thanks,
British & Irish Glass / Re: White 'Spiderweb' bowl for show.
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 10:53:08 PM »
Looks like a watered down version of the stuff they used on this milk jug.
Glass / Re: Gallé Vase ????
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 10:50:51 PM »
I believe 'depose' means registered, the vase doesn't look like any Galle I've seen before but I've not seen that many, see what others have to say,  ;D ;D
Hi thanks for your reply 😀
I don't know where William Butler worked before or after Whitefriars, as other than his Whitefriars period, I can find nothing about him, but I've seen images of his signature on the internet (but I can't find them at the moment 😂) and it appears to look the same!
Yes, Baxter designed the shoulder Vase in the 1960s which was neater, more balanced and textured, but to me, it loosely or slightly resembles the shoulder vase?

If the signature (and the glass) is right, he thought enough of this piece to sign it, maybe it's an experimental piece?

Could the blue glass be blue cloudy glass please?
Thanks for your help
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina Glass bottle and tumblers.
« Last post by stew2u2 on Yesterday at 10:24:47 PM »
i have a tumbler ? with label and signed was wondering what the mu25 was inscribed on the base
Not something I'd recognise as Whitefriars. As you've pointed out Butler worked at Whitefriars in the 30s-40s, the shoulder was designed by Baxter in the late 60s as you probably know.

The colour is nothing I recognise either. They did do blues in the butler era but they were different to the blues shown.

Hopefully Nigel or someone else with real knowledge can comment, but that's my thoughts.
Glass / Gallé Vase ????
« Last post by antonizz on Yesterday at 08:43:53 PM »
Hello everyone,

I found a vase on the internet.
I haven't bought it yet, because I'm not sure.

See pictures.
On the bottom (I don't have a picture of it) it says:   "DEPOSE PRIOR".

When I google DEPOSE PRIOR vase, all I find are GALLÉ-vases.

Is this right?

Thank you very much!!
R. Antonis
British & Irish Glass / Re: White 'Spiderweb' bowl for show.
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 06:52:42 PM »
No, mine was definitely white and sprayed. Bad photo and piece long gone
Glass / Lindshammar glass vase or someone else
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on Yesterday at 06:43:06 PM »
Is this a Lindshammar glass vase or made by someone else. Looks very similar to other Lindshammar designs but I cannot find a match for this one.

The vase has a cased white interior which looks to fade away about half way down.
Height 9" / 22.5cm
Weight 650gm
Quite a lot of wear to base.
Thanks for all help.

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