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British & Irish Glass / Re: Dartington goblet/chalice
« Last post by David E on Yesterday at 06:26:04 PM »
Can't see it in Mark Hill's Frank Thrower & Dartington Glass book. The other Dartington book I don't have here.
ok, I know this has been discussed on more than one occasion, but I have two pieces both of which I think could date to the 1820s (could be totally wrong here and 100 years out lol, but everything about at least one piece is saying that early to me). 

They are not decanters, but both are enamelled, and I believe at least one is Bohemian, but unsure whether the other is French. Both have enamelled numbers on their tops and bottoms, presumably done by the person who painted the pieces.  One has a stopper.
  The other set has two numbers that don't match, but I can't believe it's not a match looking at the bottom (not a stopper but a lid).

So, my question is, do we know how early they started numbering tops and bottoms? 

I can conceive of it being at least as far back as 1850s as I know Richardson enamel signed some of their pieces and I think iirc I had a piece of pink opaline signed in enamel that was from Josephinenhutte and probably dated to around 1860. So they were using 'signatures' in enamel, but is it conceivable that enamelled numbered matches go back to the 1820s?

Glass / Re: Green cut to clear decanter - Bohemian?
« Last post by kathykate on Yesterday at 05:30:16 PM »
Hello Paul, it's 11" high including the stopper, and it also measures 11" around the body, so a normal sized decanter.

For some reason the main shot of it makes it look quite small! Is that why you were asking?

Glass / Purple marbled shell shaped glass vase thought's.
« Last post by brucebanner on Yesterday at 05:16:13 PM »
A recent ebay purchase but can not find another, no markings and measures 3 1/2 inches in height, 4 inches in length across the rim and 2 1/2 inches across the base.

Made is a four piece mould, regards Chris.
Glass / tall pressed vases with fins.
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 05:00:41 PM »
I thought that finding a factory at least wasn't beyond my abilities  -  obviously it was...........     would have put money on this being Czechoslovakian, but having trawled much on both of Pamela's illustrated catalogues etc., all I have is a headache.                  Tall and chunky - possibly a high ish failure rate when pressing due to the gaps near the base, but could be very wrong on that  -  9.25 inches tall (235 mm) in height.          No marks and no bird bath base, so perhaps that should be telling me it's not Czech., and unusual, I thought, to find a pair.
There are any number of vases and some other small pieces that have some degree of deco styling in the way of fins or similar, so a common sort of design feature in the 1930 - 40 period, which is probably where these originated, and imo almost certainly from the Continent.
All suggestions gratefully received, and thanks for looking.
Glass / Re: Green cut to clear decanter - Bohemian?
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 04:48:53 PM »
Hi Kate  -  purely out of curiosity, how tall is this piece?
British & Irish Glass / Dartington goblet/chalice
« Last post by Ben.unwin on Yesterday at 04:43:02 PM »
This came with over 50 boxed dartington items, even came inside (although wrong) a Dartington ring tree box.
It's not marked like the other pieces and its not something I've seen before although looks typical of Dartington.
I'm ashamed to say I've lost my Frank Thrower & Dartington Glass book so struggling a little bit.
Can anyone help?
Stands 9" in tall with a rim diameter just shy of 4"
Thanks in advance!
Glass / Re: Murano or T K Maxx?
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 02:27:38 PM »
don't they say all that glisters is not gold  -  well, someone did anyway.     I think Sue's point, although perhaps not relevant on this occasion, is very valid insofar as keeping the temperature low was essential when using some of these materials to provide a sparkle.   

Is it possible for Mac provide better close up pix of the rim, please.       
Glass Market Place / Recommendations designer producers
« Last post by KD on Yesterday at 02:25:58 PM »
Hi- We would appreciate anyones help with the following if there are suggestions:

1) designer: We are looking for someone to help us design a glass structure, a type of funnel,  for kitchen use, i.e. a commercial product, but we dont know where to find someone like that.
2) We are looking for commercial level production sources of carafes and wine glasses that are either painted with a stained glass type design ( as sort of swipe across the glass, not entire glass colored) or that have a color swirls etc baked in. We prefer Italian or other European source and will not consider chinese sources. Any suggestions on where to start would be greatly appreciated.This could be >1000 pieces per month.
3) multichamber bottles: we are looking for a designer/producer to design and make a bottle with 4 independent chambers like the start of century jacquins french bottles. European source.
4) multichamber carafes...looking for carafes that have 3-4 independent chambers that can each be stoppered.

Thanks so much to anyone who can show us where to start. We are new to the glass market/industry and are starting from zero in terms of knowledge. Much appreciated.
Glass / Re: Green cut to clear decanter - Bohemian?
« Last post by kathykate on Yesterday at 01:07:26 PM »
OK, that is in accordance with how I 'feel' about it. Still a pretty and useful thing for only 5 paid. And all adding to my glass knowledge!
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