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Glass / Re: Glass bowl identification please
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 04:05:08 PM »
Hi Dee, I know iPad's can be a bit tricky with resizing and uploading, but we have a help and how to topic here which should give you some pointers. http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,34093.0.html If you get really stuck give me another nudge and we can arrange for you to email me copies of your pics for resizing and adding for you. :)
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Malta Glass / Re: Early Mdina etched signature
« Last post by WhatHo! on Yesterday at 03:54:52 PM »
I have to disagree, I have used a dremel and a dremel grinds away the glass where as diamond point chips it away.

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Malta Glass / Re: Early Mdina etched signature
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 03:45:45 PM »
I'm not completely au fait with the appearance of dremmelling, but the mark on the pulled ear is not in even, clean lines. It's almost a bit chipped around the edges and looks as if a vibrating tool was used.
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Malta Glass / Re: Early Mdina etched signature
« Last post by Patrick on Yesterday at 01:44:50 PM »
Unfortunately until I collect it from my sister's house I will not be able to study the signature in detail.

A dremel was not used until afterr Harris left, during Harris' time it was a diamond point engraver, never seen anything scratch signed with a point.

John

Regards,
 
Patrick.
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British & Irish Glass / Whitefriars ribbed vase
« Last post by Ben.unwin on Yesterday at 01:30:13 PM »
Another recent purchase with its original sticker.
The ribbed decoration goes vertical rather than horizontal as you normally see.
Measures 8" in height with a rim diameter of 7"
Can anyone give me a pattern number and possible designer?
Marriot Powell usually did these but I'm not sure as the sticker is not one I've seen before..
Any information welcome!
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Glass / Re: Murano or Czech ? Sommerso
« Last post by Gowdod on Yesterday at 01:27:38 PM »
Dear Flying Free,

wow, that is some link and will take a number of readings through to absorb all the data.

Thank you so much.

Kind regards

Andrew
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it's a shame so many original Registration drawings are bereft of dimensions, and I agree that at 2" this would seem too small to be a sugar - but as you can see from the original drawing (I hope, but rather blurred) - this is precisely what it was called by the factory  -  "New shape sugar".         
The Reg. is No. 362736 - and there's nothing in the spread of the other numbers from that date, that looks to come close to this design.           
I can remember aloooominum churns from my childhood that were simply upright and tubular in shape, and dating to circa the middle of the C20, but assume that some late C19 copper or brass ones ones were conical.            Oddly, the factory drawing and Roy's example, show the narrowing in opposite directions.

I can understand Thompson's description as refecting the shape shown in the original factory drawing, but looking at this thing in the flesh, it reminds me more of the shape of a pail (minus the handle of course).                Obviously, some artistic licence between the original drawing and how it eventually turned out.

In view of the obvious difference between the drawing and the real thing, I'll try in the coming days to show all of the other items in that day's Registration list  -  which will confirm this as 362736.
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British & Irish Glass / Waterford crystal signed twice
« Last post by Ben.unwin on Yesterday at 01:02:32 PM »
Bought this lovely bowl today, washed it up and realised it has a second signature.
What does this mean? I've seen several online which are signed by hand as well as having the seahorse logo, but no-one mentions why they have been signed twice.
Any thoughts welcome
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Malta Glass / Re: Early Mdina etched signature
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 11:15:12 AM »
The mark on the pulled ear looks a bit spikey and a little dremmelly, I'd reckon it was possibly made by Maria - we used to think the spikey script was Dobson, but as we now know he did most of the marks and Maria did fewer, her writing must be the spikey kind and Dobson's the rounded.
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Malta Glass / Re: Early Mdina etched signature
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 09:59:50 AM »
This is Harris's "writing"
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