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Glass Paperweights / Re: Facetted, concentric, closepack millefiori; Murano?
« Last post by AdrianW on June 18, 2017, 06:22:15 PM »
...and as promised here are a few more pics!

If there are any features that anyone would like a closer look at, I'll do my best to photograph them - the facetting makes it hard to get a uniform light on the core though
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Glass Paperweights / Facetted, concentric, closepack millefiori; Murano?
« Last post by AdrianW on June 18, 2017, 06:20:43 PM »
Based on the millefiori I'm voting Murano; but the facetting, closepack, swirly base, and pink tint to the globe hint at Scottish to me.

Either way, can anyone suggest who the maker is please? The small mark on the bottom doesn't contain a id cane, and I can't see one in the closepack either. I may need to go to SpecSavers though ;)

A few more pics in the next reply
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Glass / Re: Seetuss Glass Bowl
« Last post by Paul S. on June 18, 2017, 04:02:25 PM »
Hello Sandra    -     assuming this glass item is decorative, and isn't going to receive heavy use, then the more important aspect might be that the replacement gilding matches the colour of the original gold paint  -  perhaps not as easy as might be thought.
I've not the remotest idea what 'Seetuss/Seetusee' glass is  - so would be interested to see this piece if that was possible.           I think you can buy gilding in the form of pen/pencil application too.
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Glass / Re: Seetuss Glass Bowl
« Last post by Anne E.B. on June 18, 2017, 02:35:06 PM »
Welcome :)
I'm not sure if this would help, but something similar to this might do the trick http://www.axminster.co.uk/polyvine-acrylic-enamel-paint-metallic-gold-20ml-952523?gclid=CJPLlvfMx9QCFUmT7Qod_gYEAw
I've used this type of enamel paint for touching up small areas where glaze has been grazed on the Bitossi pottery that I collect.  It might work for glass too. 
Presumably the gold is missing from the actual back of the glass, underneath the "pig-skin" backing?  The odd piece of Seetusee glass that I've had in the past has had a gold finish to the "pig-skin" also.
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Glass / Re: Help ID 2 Neoclassical Yellow Opaline Glass Vases
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on June 18, 2017, 01:58:31 PM »
I had a quick look but could not see the design
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Glass / Re: Help ID 2 Neoclassical Yellow Opaline Glass Vases
« Last post by flying free on June 18, 2017, 01:48:57 PM »
have you looked in Hajdamach to check out the design?
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Glass / Re: Help ID 2 Neoclassical Yellow Opaline Glass Vases
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on June 18, 2017, 12:36:10 PM »
Some more pictures
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Glass / Help ID 2 Neoclassical Yellow Opaline Glass Vases
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on June 18, 2017, 12:35:11 PM »
Help please to ID this pair of yellow opaline Neoclassical glass vases. My first thought was Bohemian or possibly French. But after a lot of searching through books and the internet I think there may be a chance that they are British.
I did find a rare pair of Richardson's decanters which looks very much like the same kind and colour of glass as these vases are. So maybe someone like Richardson may be a possibility , although I could be miles away.

The vases look like they could be quite special and look to be part hand painted enamel and part transfer.

Date could be as early as mid 19th century, polished pontil mark with quite a lot of wear. Even the bottom of the handles have be nicely polished.

I have tested under a UV light and they do not glow.
Height 5.5" or 14cm and they weigh 555gm and 580gm
Thanks for any help Roy
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Glass / Opalescent blue cruet
« Last post by cluelessglass on June 18, 2017, 12:10:47 PM »
Does anyone recognize the pattern?  I haven't been able to find another one but I may be using the wrong search terms.  Thank you. 

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Glass / Unidentified Vase 2
« Last post by Beege on June 18, 2017, 12:10:39 PM »
Good morrow all.
Having just 'discovered the delightful world of glass, I'm now looking a everything with a renewed interest. I recently found the piece in the pictures below, but there is absolutely no clues as to origins, artist etc. So, in my ignorance I ask whether anybody recognises the pattern, shape, etc of this piece. i rather like it.
It is 7.5" (19cm) tall, 18" (46cm) around the widest diameter.
Thank you.
Jack
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