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Glass Paperweights / english millefiori paperweights 1862
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 11:10:00 PM »
I am sure you have probably all seen this report but just in case not, because it was incorrectly spelt in the transmission to online document, I thought I'd add it:
Report from the exhibition of 1862 and including some reports or comments on the 1851 exhibition:

' It was
particularly noticed by the Jurors, as it must have been by all visitors of taste, that


great progress lias been made in engraved glass. Many of the decanters and wine-
glasses were exquisitely enriched by appropriate ornamentation, in which the vine, its
grapes, leaves, and tendrils were so beautifully engraved as to render them objects for
the eye to gaze upon, rather than for the hand to seize. Among the successful efforts
at revival, we must place the Venetian glass, so much adinired for its lightness no
lead being used in its composition and for the beauty with which it is frosted,
gilded, and threaded. Our exhibitors, besides presenting Venetian glass in sets of
gilded bottles and glasses, have also successfully imitated the milk fioro work, which
consists of bundles of threaded glass packed in a globe of clear white glass, or forming
an ornamental paper weight.
  (my bold)

If you click on the link you will need to scroll down to page 74 to find the info. They make it clear they are discussing 'our' exhibitors in this section under glass.

I just wanted to cross reference the discussion on the GMB under this link,31074.msg168279.html#msg168279

It may come in handy at some point.

there is some information here (from the State Museum of Illinois?), on this Duke of Wellington sulphide attributed to Baccarat.]

In the information under that sulphide it says:

'Allen and Moore sulphide profile portrait of the Duke of Wellington; "A & M" inscribed along base of portrait; set on an opaque white ground overlaid with dark blue.
Allen & Moore was a private mint in Birmingham, England. They struck a coin in 1852 commemorating the death of Wellington; the reverse side featured an angel weeping on the sarcophagus

Is it similar to the red and clear one ?
Hello Michael,
Thank you for answering me...I tried to send a photograph of my vase taken with my IPad but it doesn't seem to work...could I send it to your email? If not, I looked closely at the two links that you put and the second one, vejrostova-reich -1940.pdf, at page Pressglass-Korrespondenz 20011-4/2012-1, the second row, the first one on the left, 40/386/atel 106, 25x180mm, with brown fishes, is nearly exactly like mine...
sorry Kev, I've just seen that you haven't found a source for it.

Stupid question I know, but just clarifying the ruby salt from Robin - is it the Duke of Wellington?

This is the nearest picture I could find in dress and with the sideburns (sorry it looked as thought the sulphide person had a moustache).  He died in 1852.

I don't know how valid the information in that site is but it says
'However, with the death of George IV in June 1830 there came a mood of change - opposition to Wellington's government rose. After a famous speech declaring his determination to resist reform the government was defeated in the Commons and Wellington resigned.'

Just wondering why Pellatt would make a sulphide of Wellington in 1831 if so?

Also wondering about Pellatt's ability to make red glass at that time.

Glass Paperweights / Re: Paperweight for ID ?
« Last post by malcmat on Yesterday at 08:55:36 PM »
Many thanks Andrew nice to see you to


Hi Pierre,
welcome to the board!
The description of your vase sounds intriguing, maybe it would be possible for you to post a picture?
Most of the information on glass production at CMS / Krasno in the 1930s-40s I am aware of can be found in the links in my opening post.
Some more pictures:
Best wishes
Glass Paperweights / Re: Paperweight for ID ?
« Last post by Gowdod on Yesterday at 07:39:03 PM »

great to see you today....this is really special...a treat. I wish I'd found that box.   Andrew
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