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Glass / Re: open sugar with greek key in dot pattern.
« Last post by Anne Tique on December 10, 2017, 11:48:03 AM »
Hi Paul, I'm sure you're right, it just made me think of the Berlin pattern.
Nice piece though...
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Glass / Re: open sugar with greek key in dot pattern.
« Last post by Paul S. on December 10, 2017, 11:27:27 AM »
quote  ...............   "am sure someone here will recognize this fairly quickly."      how wrong can you be ;D     thanks Anne - always appreciate your interest and help.
I think there's a little more amiss - comparing my sugar with the Streit 'Berlin' pattern - than just the placing of the flowers  -  I've had a look at Pamela's blue 'Berlin' dish/plate, and have to say that the key is of a different shape ..............   the Streit key appears not to go back in on itself - so feel confident that we can rule 'Berlin' out.
For anyone who may not be aware of the Streit 'Berlin' pattern, here is Pamela's piece of 'Berlin' you are referring to   .............  http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/tafelaufsaetze/02470.jpg

I'm certainly surprised that so far no one here in the U.K. has come screaming back to me to say didn't I know this was a rather common design from one of the big C19 early C20 pressed makers  -  I even hesitated when buying, thinking it must be a design already on the GMB. 
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Is this an Isle of Wight aurene elephants foot bowl/vase
« Last post by fatbelly on December 10, 2017, 11:14:58 AM »
That’s good info too John.
Appreciated
FB
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Glass / Re: open sugar with greek key in dot pattern.
« Last post by Anne Tique on December 10, 2017, 09:42:48 AM »
Had to check but remembered seeing something similar somewhere ... Looks a bit like  Streit 'Berlin' but the flowers are underneath the key here.
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Malta Glass / Mdina Glass Ashtray
« Last post by Big Al on December 10, 2017, 09:11:37 AM »
Hi, can anyone help me date (value?) this Mdina glass ashtray?  The etch on the back has an indistinct number which I initially thought might be 12, but now suspect it is either 72 or 92.  Is this a date or pattern number?  The ashtray is approximately 4.5 inches across the widest part (115mm).
Newbie to forums, couldn't upload pics as they were too big, but are on Instagram site alaric1visigoth.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby company records
« Last post by MHT on December 10, 2017, 08:32:41 AM »
Thanks Anne, my son lives near Maryport and I was planning to visit the museums in Newcastle when next up there. Will look into it.
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The flame mark was used on all ranges produced until around 1978 and likely even as late as 1980 on tortoiseshell items.

John
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Glass / Oh My - " Funerary Glass " by Angelo Rossi ( CANADA )
« Last post by antiquerose123 on December 10, 2017, 06:25:45 AM »
Glass pieces made with Human Ashes....??  FUNERARY GLASS

Link HERE, CLICK


[quoted from the above link]:

"" As a service for grieving families, Angelo Rossi makes ‘memory glass’ which is a type of funerary glass where cremated human remains are added directly into the mix, and can be seen inside the finished piece. The technical difficulties of making memory glass sculpture are encountered in the different thermal expansion rates of the ingredients. Calcium, sodium and phosphorus, the three most abundant elements in white human bone ash — cremated remains — have different rates of expansion than the soda lime glass. So if the glassblower adds too much of the ashes, the glass sculpture will be more likely to crack as cools in the annealing oven or later in any temperature flux inside the house or in shipping.....""

Other INFO HERE
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Glass / Re: Alfredo Rossi Glass Artist...Anybody Have More Info On Him?
« Last post by antiquerose123 on December 10, 2017, 06:18:30 AM »
Very Interesting.... another signed piece.

Was there ever a pic of the Dolphins at the beginning posted ?
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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: CENEDESE ( Murano ) Art Glass Bowl with LABEL
« Last post by antiquerose123 on December 10, 2017, 06:09:48 AM »
Those links above show the exact same raised grooved base as mine.  Not finding much others like that..
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