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Hi m

Yes - it is set in clear glass, so the Queen's Head canes are visible from above and from below.

Alan
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Glass / Re: Loetz - Is it correct or a fake?
« Last post by luttonlodge on September 24, 2016, 03:14:37 PM »
Hello chopin-liszt

I read on-line somewhere that Loctite Glass Glue is the one to use. I do not know if there are better glass glues.
The break seem to be clean and the two parts apear to fit together well.
Mike
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Glass / Re: Loetz - Is it correct or a fake?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on September 24, 2016, 02:20:15 PM »
If it really is a completely free break and fits properly, you might be as well trying to do the repair yourself.
You need to buy a good quality glass glue and a little UV torch for setting it.

It's not worth trying with "value" types of glass glue, you just make a mess.
The repair will affect any price quite dramatically, I'm afraid.

Welcome! :)
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Glass / Re: help with ID bohemien or poss French
« Last post by oldman on September 24, 2016, 02:01:31 PM »
Der sorry......plain white background
I dont know how to edit my earlier post so here goes again
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Glass / Re: help with ID bohemien or poss French
« Last post by oldman on September 24, 2016, 01:53:56 PM »
Hi and thank you
Sorry for late reply, just got back to my pc
Hope you can help.
I have uploaded some clearer photos. Just upgraded to windows 10 and not finding it easy.
size is approx 9.25 inches
Ground pontil. The eyes are (one missing) red glass balls.
The central dragon i would guess was silver (faded) with gold gilt 
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and on the underside can you see the queen's head?
if so that fits with the description that the queen's head could be seen thirty times.
(the trade seemed to think many glass items came from Bristol  :-X )

m
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Hi m

I fear that any book more than 50 years old contains more errors than facts when it comes to paperweights.  It is certainly true that there was a well-entrenched myth that millefiori paperweights had been made in Bristol and/or Nailsea, and the trade also believed in the 1920s that many antique French pieces came from Bristol (they thought that the B signature meant Bristol rather than Baccarat).

There were plenty of sulphide paperweights by Clichy and Baccarat with a young Queen Victoria design, but I don't think they were made for the Coronation: I think they came along 10 to 20 years later when paperweights became popular.  There are some good QV silhouettes in Old English paperweights, and what the author may have been referring to was a piece similar to the one below in our collection.  I am not sure which factory made it (though it reminds me of some Richardson pieces), but I suspect it dates to the mid 19th century, rather than 1838.

Alan
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Glass Events / Re: UK - The Glass Fair @ Knebworth - Sunday 2nd October**
« Last post by Oxbridge Fairs on September 24, 2016, 12:29:59 PM »
The exhibitor list and floor plan are now updated on the fair website. If you look at our Facebook page you can see some of the fab glass that will be on sale....https://www.facebook.com/specialistglassfairs/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel#
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Glass / Uranium, frosted, moulded bowl / dish. ID help.
« Last post by Scott13 on September 24, 2016, 12:03:30 PM »

Hi, struggling---as before any help greatly appreciated  :)

Pale yellow/green with a folded over rim.
The underside moulded- four mould seams.

To me the dish has an Art Deco look about it.

The inside centre is raised.

It looks as though it's been used as a bowl.
Diam -26.5 cms (10.5")
Ht - 5cms ( 2")
Wt - just over 1kg

Many thanks for looking

Scott
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Alan, you have probably seen this and discounted it and  I don't know what this is as I've been unable to track it down but my search threw up this:
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bM1pAAAAMAAJ&dq=millefleur+paperweight&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=millefleurs
Silhouette: Notes and Dictionary, Emily Jackson, C. Scribner's Sons 1938
page 36
'Obverse and reverse of a millefleurs (sic) glass paperweight made a Bristol or Stourbridge for the accession of Queen Victoria.  The Queen's portrait is shown over 30 times'.
Since Queen Victoria acceded to the throne in 1838 this seems very early for a millefleurs glass paperweight made at Bristol or Stourbridge (might it actually have been an 'anniversary' weight of some date?)

All I've managed to track down is  this Royal Collection search database that doesn't appear to show anything that matches that description unfortunately.
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/search#/page/5

There is an Apsley Pellat paperweight with a young Victoria with a bun in sulphide c.1845 and probably acquired by Queen Mary
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/search#/17/collection/3657/paperweight

Also this - Glass paperweight of horn shape with inset layer of green and pink flowers - no picture shown though
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/search#/42/collection/93607/paperweight
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