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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: signed Seguso table lamp
« Last post by ardy on Yesterday at 10:37:15 PM »
See what you mean Cat. Aren't they beautiful? Just not in vogue atm but it all turns all the time.

I have an art deco one that is built like that but not glass, made out of Bakelite!
Glass / Re: Squiggly glass block lamp.
« Last post by Ekimp on Yesterday at 08:26:36 PM »
...does yours work the light when you tap it?
...only if the wiring is faulty! Only joking, itís not that sophisticated. It has a separate switch in the wire to turn on and off like a bedside lamp. Itís not terribly bright, more like mood lighting, but quite nice. Not that I think itís anything to do with Mdina but it reminded me of their small square bottles.
I'm not overly secure on this, but I do think there is a good chance it could be Hungarian glass not Bohemian.
The only places I know the names of and nothing about are  ParŠd and is it maybe Zlatno (?)
I cannot find a match on the opaline glass, but the shape is good for similarities.  There is something curious about the stems and feet of Hungarian glass, or rather, not curious, hard to explain, but they just 'look' different to Bohemian glass bechers and stems/feet somehow.  Slightly curvier, thicker, clunkier. Slightly more rustic looking by comparison, both in terms of decor and style.

Wish someone on here with more knowledge in this area would pop up.  It's a country of glass that is not well known and publicised really - well I mean especially 19th and earlier centuries.
I have some resources but nothing in there matches yours except to say I think it could be by the shape of it.
I wouldn't move it to Bohemian just yet.

Ooh, there is more info here on the Prisma Gallery site but I guess you might have found this:

It doesn't show some all of the pieces I 've seen photos of though.

Malta Glass / Re: Perfume bottle or small squat vase?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 07:38:11 PM »
 :) Mdina; and "no" to a stopper or PB use. It's just a pretty little pot.
Glass Paperweights / Help with identifing maker of this Paperweight
« Last post by Smitty on Yesterday at 07:36:45 PM »
Help, I am out on my comfort zone with Paperweights. Can anybody point me in the right direction to identify this millefiori paperweight  that I recently acquired. It measures 8cms in dia, and 8.5cms in height. Extensive wear to the base. I assume  Murano am I right.
Look forward to hearing others opinion.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Edinburgh Crystal marks
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 07:36:27 PM »
I don't think the "backwards" one is anything unusual. They were certainly making the marks like that when I bought a set of wineglasses as a wedding present in the early '90s.
I noticed then that the mark could be read while the glass is in use.  ;D

I don't know anything about the crystal in dots.
It might be the convention or name used for outsourced stuff?
Like Waterford uses the name Marquis for their outsourced goods?
Glass / Re: Squiggly glass block lamp.
« Last post by catshome on Yesterday at 07:33:52 PM »
Ahhh.......the ones on that sort of base seem to be touch lights.....does yours work the light when you tap it?

Love how it looks lit up!
British & Irish Glass / Edinburgh Crystal marks
« Last post by catshome on Yesterday at 07:31:04 PM »
Anyone seen a piece with the acid etched mark applied though a stencil was used the wrong way up?  I have a couple of highball glasses where the mark only reads the right way when you look through the glass.

The other feature I haven't seen before is the dots (shown as asterisks below)


Just curious!
Glass / Re: Glass pendant.
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 07:13:40 PM »
That's what matters  ;D ;D
Malta Glass / Perfume bottle or small squat vase?
« Last post by Anne E.B. on Yesterday at 06:31:36 PM »
Lovely green and ochre colours, but is it a perfume bottle (without its stopper) or is it a small ribbed squat vase? 
Only 2.5" high x 3" diameter.  Small 10mm diam. opening with no signs that a stopper has been inserted at any time.
Also, is it Mdina or Mtarfa? 
TIA :)
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