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Glass Animals & Figurines / Please help Identify my Horse
« Last post by mikebonne on July 14, 2018, 03:17:01 PM »
Hello, I have acquired this good sized glass horse in a rearing position.  I have never seen a glass horse figure this tall and especially in such good detail.  The body of the horse is a frosted finish and the mane, tail and hooves are in clear coloured glass.  The main colour is amber/orange and it looks a little dirty coloured in places.

Measures 29cm tall and 22cm across.  I have the impression my grandparents must have stuck the horse to this black glass plinth but it looks ok and I am not 100% surer about that.  I would love to know some more about this piece,. I have searched the internet and seen 100s of examples of glass horses but only a few match this sort of clarity of its moulding?  (i am assuming its  moulded).

Thank you an one that can help
Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Re: Gebrüder Rachmann, Haida
« Last post by Frank on July 14, 2018, 03:14:07 PM »
The original is offline due to hackers and I am currently rebuilding it, Rachmann should be done in a couple of weeks and includes the range of separate metal parts. Plus a few examples of their other metals range. As far as I know both metal and glass manufacture were in the same building in Haida.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Red White Yellow Flower Canes?
« Last post by tropdevin on July 14, 2018, 10:54:36 AM »

Hi.  Yes - it was made in one of the Murano factories, I think during 1970s - 1980s.  There are so many different canes from the various Murano factories that it can be difficult to find exact matches.

Glass / Scandi?
« Last post by The Glass Staircase on July 14, 2018, 08:59:33 AM »

I bought this the other day for a couple of pounds as it looks well made despite being a naff colour but I've not been able to find a positive lead yet, anyone any ideas? It has sort of controlled bubbles on the trails although there is no pattern to them. It measures 16 cm high and 9.5 cm diameter at the widest point.

Thanks in advance,

British & Irish Glass / Re: Ephemera - 1839 Molineaux Webb Ellis receipt
« Last post by neilh on July 14, 2018, 08:36:18 AM »
The family name was always Molineaux, everything else is a lax spelling. Ironically, the one branch of the family I am in touch with, changed the spelling to Molineux in the late 19th century because they got fed up with everyone getting their name wrong!
British & Irish Glass / Re: Ephemera - 1839 Molineaux Webb Ellis receipt
« Last post by flying free on July 14, 2018, 08:11:46 AM »
see above (better wording deciphering :) )
Also, had they changed their name to Molineaux rather than Molineux by 1839 then?
So it is incorrectly spelled in this directory from 1846?

Here in the Law Journal under Gazette from 1844 Friday October 4, they have the names as creditors for a bankrupt as
Thomas Molyneux, Thomas Webb, Mary Ellis, and Boulton Molineaux.
Two different spellings of the name. Or is different family branches of the family who kept or changed the spelling?

They originally set up in Berlin and later moved to Haida. They had a large and extensive range covering atomisers - over 500 shown in the Glass Catalogue, toilet sets, fancy trinket trays and boxes with metal trims etcetera. Won several medals at various expositions and continued until the end of WW2. Apart from the catalogue I have there is little more than a few adverts and directory listings. I am still trying to contact a relative who has photos of the glassworks.

Any more information appreciated.

Frank, I am trying to do research on Rachmann Metallwerks for their perfume atomizers, metal parts as well as glass bottles.
You mentioned "Glass Catalogue"... can you please give me the full name and any information about that catalogue and how I might access the information?
Judy P.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Ephemera - 1839 Molineaux Webb Ellis receipt
« Last post by flying free on July 14, 2018, 07:28:01 AM »
should read:

Sir I’ve forwarded the above on 23 (last? Or Sept?) &
Trust they have arrived safe and to your
The (2doz?) ? the  ?     shall
Be made and sent next week without fail.
Your further (cargo? Orders?) will oblige and
Always have our very best attention.

Is it addressed in the top left hand corner to Mr William (Wm) Staghall? 
British & Irish Glass / Re: Ephemera - 1839 Molineaux Webb Ellis receipt
« Last post by neilh on July 14, 2018, 05:17:19 AM »
Thanks for the effort, you've filled in a few blanks which I could not decipher. The signature is David Wilkinson, who became a full partner in the business in the 1850s after a brief spell with Percival Vickers in the 1840s
USA / MOVED: Mid-century barware information
« Last post by Anne on July 14, 2018, 02:00:21 AM »
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