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Scandinavian Glass / Re: Do Scandinavian fakes exist and how can you tell?
« Last post by essi on October 21, 2016, 08:05:12 PM »
Melgale, in the age of the internet and the glass message board if you have time to do a little bit of research maybe you can be a bit more informed before you purchase.
I made a mistake with this vase because I could not believe that someone would sign this vase so well and not be riihimaki.
 later through the glass message board I found out that it was a piece of Czech glass.
happy hunting
I'm sure Ron Wheeler (Artiusglass) will be interested to see it.
And Anton, of the IoWSG Museum.  :)
I won't be there.
British & Irish Glass / Re: RD 626853 Greener dish
« Last post by agincourt17 on October 21, 2016, 06:59:12 PM »
Than you, Paul.

I will add the pics to the GMB RD database in the next few minutes.

Hi thanks for the new reply 😀 Admittedly, my knowledge is non existent about which glass master has/had what technical ability at Mdina or IOWSG, but I'm still very pleased that technically, this is good enough to have possibly been made by Micheal Harris or made by someone whose skills in these particular techniques possibly matched his 😃😃😃
I'm taking this to the 2 IOW glass stands or the Mdina/IOWSG stands that are at the glass fair if I can go. 😀 Will let you know the outcome unless someone else from IOWSG happens to see this post, I think seeing it will make so much difference, and although I've tried my best with the photos, they are a long way from perfect.
Thank you both so much for your help 😀
= Jindřich Beránek / Škrdlovice - nº 5678 (1956)
A green plays the black. An alphabetic curves. A rotund beauty enclosed in itself.
Un verde que se acerca al negro. Una curvas alfabéticas. Una rotunda belleza encerrada en si misma.
British & Irish Glass / Re: more info on this celery vase - ID = Bagley Carnival
« Last post by Paul S. on October 21, 2016, 06:11:40 PM »
the attached pix show that the original shape on which this Registration was based was a bowl.            I do have the Register page taken in higher magnification, but split over two photographs - so if anyone can't read the Register page details from the attached photo, shout and I'll post the split pix.

The Register page shows clearly that the Registration for this 'Carnival' design was extended for a second period of five years - so obviously Bagley thought this design worth protecting beyond the usual first five years.
British & Irish Glass / Re: RD 626853 Greener dish
« Last post by Paul S. on October 21, 2016, 05:18:16 PM »
just for the record here is the Kew image of the original factory drawing.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Question about Jobling's 11700 Celery Vase
« Last post by Paul S. on October 21, 2016, 03:52:28 PM »
last picture with better comparison, perhaps.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Question about Jobling's 11700 Celery Vase
« Last post by Paul S. on October 21, 2016, 03:50:24 PM »
I'd agree that it seems to have been an unusually small design variation to have qualified for a separate Reg. No...............    maybe this particular incident was the first such design with more than one shape, and the factory were concerned to make sure they protected themselves against every eventuality  -  but I don't now have Baker & Crowe so only guessing.                See the attached pix which do show clearly the differences between the two designs.
There is however, another matter that has caused some confusion - at least to me - by the fact that this pair of Reg. Nos. are absent from the Blue Book, and because I didn't check this point before visiting Kew   -   assuming without question they would be CLASS III   -   I didn't have it in mind to look in the Registers during my visit.             So, I now don't know if these items were Registered as CLASS III, and the compiler of the Blue Book simply overlooked them, or whether their absence is due to being recorded in CLASS IV..........   in which case they were still overlooked.
Are there any known instances of Jobling Registrations being recorded under CLASS IV??

Whilst looking for these Celery designs, I noticed there were two other Registrations not too distant numerically - although I'm not sure what sort of animal/creature they're supposed to be -  birds, fish, a recumbent fox ;D  ............   anyway I've taken some pix and can post if anyone wishes to see them - the object looks to be some form of ashtray perhaps?                 These are Reg. Nos. 795459/60, which date to 08.08.1934  -  but here again there is a problem with the Blue Book insofar as only one of these - 795459 - is included.     

Including those Registrations not in the Blue Book, 1934 seems to have been an active year for Jobling with what looks like a total of 26 separate Registrations, although in view of the errors then always possible this may not be an accurate figure, and as I say I no longer have the book, so can't double check.

Five pix in total, so one will flip over.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Proposed visit to Kew Archives a.m. 21.10.16
« Last post by Paul S. on October 21, 2016, 03:14:04 PM »
I'll post the pix etc. under the original thread which you can access via Steven's link above  -  trust that's o.k. for everyone??
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