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Glass / Re: Large Uranium Plinth ID Please
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 04:55:45 PM »
Thanks for checking Simba.

If you get a reply and are given permission to use that will be good. Otherwise, yes, the pic will be removed to be on the safe side. Whichever happens, the posts will be tidied up as needed.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Lot 377 at Watsons?
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 04:51:41 PM »
Probably the likely Bacchus in the middle of the back row. :)
Martin's comments above are interesting. My pedestal example would fit into Martin's first category in terms of spatter and profile + base edge.

I also have a regular example (i.e. no pedestal) which has smaller, closer set and "more vivid" spatter pieces which would fit Martin's second category as it certainly has a "sharper" (or less rounded) bottom edge.

But within my regular (i.e. non-badge) PY weights, the profiles and base edge shapes vary quite considerably and I could make a case for either of my two badge weights to be, or to not be, by Paul Ysart.

I have not made any detailed full study of profiles and base edge forms of my PY items but it might be an interesting exercise. :)
Glass Paperweights / Lot 377 at Watsons?
« Last post by pooleandpaperweights on Yesterday at 04:49:01 PM »
What am I missing for it to sell at 2900?  I can see the clichy, but is it the fish and other white outside cane weight which are the money, or something else?

British & Irish Glass / Re: newest monart
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 04:28:30 PM »
I know it's going off subject a bit, but I've got to ask - Chris's pictures are smaller in KB but bigger - how is that done - what am i missing - are they compressed or something?
Yes, the image is "compressed" - also known as "optimised". Basically, any digital image can be "optimised" to reduce the amount of detail in the picture and therefore also get a lower Kb size, but still leave it looking good enough for screen display.

This is also called "Quality level" in many photo editing routines and there is usually a simple "High / Medium / Low" setting for "quality". So, an image of say, 600 x 400 pixels (width and height) could be set to High quality and give a Kb size of, say, 1Mb. If the same image was set to Medium quality its Kb size could be, say, 400Kb or if set to Low quality it could be something like 100Kb.

By experimenting with both "Resizing" and "Image Quality" settings a photo can be made visibly acceptable with quite large width and height, but with Kb size that easily fits the Board limit.
Glass / Re: Studio Glass Tankard Uknown Signature and Mark
« Last post by Greg. on Yesterday at 04:23:09 PM »
Nice item George Elliot I believe. :)
Glass / Studio Glass Tankard Uknown Signature and Mark. ID = George Elliot
« Last post by luckytom on Yesterday at 03:54:15 PM »
Can anyone please help. Have this studio glass tankard i believe is of British origin but have never seen the signature or mark on the base
..Looks like st or gt and a circular symbol with a horizontal line.

Any help appreciated.
I suspect the green glow under UV is from Manganese. It's much more diffuse than. and not as bright as Uranium.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Dartington Studio Bowl
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 02:13:43 PM »
:) I also had a bowl in that shape but with the blue crackle. I'll try and dig out a pic of that one to add.

edited - ah, I accidentally deleted hundreds of my pics a few months ago and that was one of them.
All I have left is a close up of the base - I've added it anyway so you can see how wide the crackle was on that one.  I think these look beautiful stood upright and lit from behind.

Glass Paperweights / Re: Pedestal Badge Paperweight - Belgian / Paul Ysart / Other
« Last post by mjr on Yesterday at 12:25:57 PM »
Just to add my thoughts, as I have a few of these now.  I tend to group them into two distinct styles.  Weights that have the widely spaced and quite pastel coloured spatter ground, and those that have a more compact and more vivid ground. These do loosely match up to two profiles.  The former tend to be flatter, with more rounded edge to the base, the latter a more regular profile and sharper base edge and these latter ones bear more of a similarity of shape with other Ysart weights.   On this unscientific basis I class the first style as Belgian and the second as Ysart.
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