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Glass / Re: Small, elegant glasses (5), raised pontil, unknown maker
« Last post by flying free on October 16, 2018, 05:38:00 PM »
I think that kind of design might be referred to as 'zipper' cut on American glass.  Perhaps that's where I got it from.
But I think that the VSL phrase  'dentellé' which you used to describe it should be the correct phrase if it is on VSL glass.
So please ignore my previous usage of the word zipper :)

m
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My specs are getting foggy! Sorry, I can't help but your description is wonderful!
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Glass / Re: Small, elegant glasses (5), raised pontil, unknown maker
« Last post by flying free on October 16, 2018, 05:32:41 PM »
ooh I don't know.  But that is what it reminds me of - hmm,need to go look that up now.

Crispness - yes I believe that is a word :)

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Glass / Re: Small, elegant glasses (5), raised pontil, unknown maker
« Last post by Anne Tique on October 16, 2018, 05:29:41 PM »
Is that what it is called in English? Zipper cut? Just asking ...
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Glass / Re: Small, elegant glasses (5), raised pontil, unknown maker
« Last post by flying free on October 16, 2018, 05:26:46 PM »
yes I was referring to the 'zipper' cutting on the bowl of the glass.

The stem isn't faceted is it?  I was presuming it was just a  round smooth elongated stem that hadn't been cut in long facets.

m
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Glass / Need help identifying glass Swan - Early American Blown to Pattern glass?
« Last post by JayC on October 16, 2018, 05:24:13 PM »
Hello!

I am new to this forum...and also to most subjects dealing with "glass".  This just happened to be such an original piece I had to have it and after looking all over for something similar I decided to ask the experts.  To start with there is nearly nothing straight on this Swan...even to base is skewed.  On the other hand, the swan is so smooth and lovely...while the base is anything but; it's rough and has a very thin raised edge (about 2mm) that is extremely granular...sandy.  There is no pontil  and though the base is quite rubbed it's hard to photograph because the entire base looks like a flat, pebbly, bottle with lines in it (those aren't cracks they're lines).  The wings of the Swan have these wonderful, non-symetrical, ribs that are both inside and outside, that go down almost to the foot on one side and nearly to the foot on the other.  On the inside of the Swan the base is domed, again unevenly, (looks almost like a tongue.  At one side the Swan's base is nearly an 1" thick and on the other it's a little over 1/2" thick.  The color is blue-green and the size is about 8" long x 6" high and 3 1/2" deep

Im sure someone here has seen something similar and will be able to give me an idea of when, where and how it was made.  Thank you!
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Glass / Cased glass vase similar to Riihimaki - any ideas of creator please?
« Last post by lyndhurst44 on October 16, 2018, 05:16:47 PM »
HI,
I'm sure that someone here will be able to assist me in discovering the maker of this nice cased vase. It's one that Im sure I've seen before but it escapes me at the moment.
Your assistance would be appreciated.

Thank You,
Bryn
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Glass / Re: Is this a 'deception' glass ?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on October 16, 2018, 05:00:15 PM »
 ;) I'm sure I'd have been very disappointed to get a drink in one of those, at one point in my life. (Well, I'd have pretended to be disappointed.  ::) I'd actually have been furious, but far too ashamed to admit it.   ;) )
It looks much more like a deception glass than a penny lick, to me, Keith.
And nowadays, I'd be far more interested in the contents of a penny lick. ;D
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Glass / Re: Is this a 'deception' glass ?
« Last post by bat20 on October 16, 2018, 04:59:29 PM »
Bistro Absinthe glass perhaps??,has it got a faint line on it anywhere for measurement.
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Glass / Re: Small, elegant glasses (5), raised pontil, unknown maker
« Last post by Beege on October 16, 2018, 04:58:21 PM »
Hi 'm' and Anne. Thank you for your speedy contributions.
Liqueur glasses makes sense, considering their size.
With regards to the 'crispness', are you referring to how sharp the bowl decorations and edges to the stem are? They seem quite crisp to me, but I have little knowledge to make an informed judgement. I've tried to take better pictures in a different light, but its quite difficult to get a good focus.
Jack.
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