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Glass / Re: Amethyst vase with random bubbles and flower boss?
« Last post by Anne on July 21, 2019, 10:28:36 PM »
Thanks John, I'd missed your reply to this post so apologies for not replying sooner.  I did wonder about it being one of the recycled glass companies. I might have a browse through their online stuff and see what I can find. :)

 ;D @ Sue for losing our words as we age!  :-*

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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Le Murrine Veneziane
« Last post by Anne on July 21, 2019, 10:16:52 PM »
No idea Sue, I've never been, this was something my late mother bought there and brought back for me as a gift.  The fittings are pretty generic, they can be bought anywhere, I buy them for the jewellery I make too.
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Reading this book regarding stained glass windows of the same period as these goblets, there is nothing between pages 42 and 48 that might indicate Powell & co could have produced the colours and the goblets as far as I can see.
The author mentions the difficulty that Hardman had in procuring good quality pot metal and the experiments of Hartley with ruby glass and white glass.  Unless I'm missing something.  Anyone please comment if I might be wrong.

Stained Glass and the Victorian Gothic Revival, Jim Cheshire - 2004 Manchester University Press

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=X7DfzDRczhoC&pg=PA43&dq=ruby+glass+powell+%26+co+1850&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRr-vd6cbjAhWRilwKHZhVC58Q6AEIMTAC#v=onepage&q=ruby%20glass%20powell%20%26%20co%201850&f=false

In this book on page 41 it talks about Powell's making flashed ruby glass by 1861 and that was where Morris purchased his glass (for stained glass)

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=thW8AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA142&dq=hardman+jug+ruby+glass&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiu-vDk7MbjAhXAUxUIHR2iAOMQ6AEILDAB#v=onepage&q=%20ruby%20glass&f=false

Perhaps it could be explained by the difference between making a cased glass object and flashed stained glass, but it reads as though they had difficulty procuring good quality coloured glass.


By contrast with the descriptions of the difficulty of obtaining good pot metal glass in Birmingham in the first book, this decanter I think was shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851 from Bacchus - it looks like it is red glass cased in clear then cased in white and cut through.
https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_gallery.aspx?assetId=936097001&objectId=3331850&partId=1


And Molineaux Webb pieces shown here are ruby glass shown at the Great Exhibition. 
https://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home/history/5---the-great-exhibition-of-1851
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano glass jewelry
« Last post by jonspencer on July 21, 2019, 08:03:05 PM »
I have difficulty believing I bought a pendant that was made in Thailand at some church flea market in a small town in Italy but I am sure the clever guys in Thailand also package their products with boxes that say Made in Italy  ;D
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Glass / Re: Phoenician and other Glass
« Last post by chopin-liszt on July 21, 2019, 06:27:48 PM »
Thanks Anne. We were getting a bit carried away with our enthusiasm. ;D
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Le Murrine Veneziane
« Last post by chopin-liszt on July 21, 2019, 06:23:16 PM »
 :'( I can't do pics. I bought mine from a stand in an antiques centre - but all clearly labelled as new and from Thailand.

My murrine "pad" has a hole in the middle with a silver flower through it, and an "art novueau" sort of garland around it, but has the same style of loop at the top, and the canes are the same.
Is there somewhere in Thailand called "italy", these days?
And don't you have to be very careful about the glass you buy in Venice? ???  Especially the sorts of things bought for keepsakes of the visit?
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Malta Glass / MOVED: Phoenician and other Glass
« Last post by Anne on July 21, 2019, 06:09:04 PM »
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Glass / Re: Phoenician and other Glass
« Last post by Anne on July 21, 2019, 06:08:30 PM »
I've split this out of the Malta topic as it diverts away from the original subject
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Murano glass jewelry
« Last post by Anne on July 21, 2019, 06:03:19 PM »
I have a similar pendant but mine says Made in Italy on its box: https://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,20903.0.html
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Glass / Re: who and when was this wine cooler/ice bucket made?
« Last post by Anne on July 21, 2019, 05:57:02 PM »
It might be a grape washer (in German, traubenspüler)?
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