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hey, I found the dog didn't I?  didn't take long.
Sometimes it's the brain-storming that helps those connections :) who knows how my brain links things together   :-[  and I don't know where I remember seeing it from but I'd seen it before on that site because I remembered the cast iron link.

The Madonna?  I've seen one in much clearer glass with swirly coloured bits in it quite like the glass of Della's dog, so that was my first thought - and nothing is known of Guy Underwood and Bermondsey really, so who's to know that he didn't make something similar in a poured mold type way I suppose was the way I was thinking.  He also made some fish.  So I suppose I made that link to the glass similarity and animals.

Then I thought it through and suddenly thought it might be very old and bingo.

I find brain-storming very beneficial in research, even if the thought is completely wrong, it often leads to the right connection :)

Glass / Re: Half a pressed glass Newfoundland dog paperweight. Frigger? Derbyshire?
« Last post by Paul S. on January 22, 2017, 10:51:41 PM »
it's cheating really, isn't it?  to have half a dog only..........    makes me think of the Staffordshire flat-backs of standing couples and dogs etc. in ceramics, and of course to make only half a dog requires a much simpler one piece mould, so not a complex job, and achievable by less experienced worker.

But the point I wanted to make was..........  m how can you make even the remotest connection with this dog and the Bermondsey Maddona?  Where is the art deco influence apparent in this half a dog?     Now if you'd said the colouring looked almost a bit Maltese, then I'd agree.     The Maddona is in a different league altogether. ;)

Sorry Della  -  not a doggy person, so regret can't help. :)
Glass / Re: Georgian, Victorian punch cup or something else?.
« Last post by Paul S. on January 22, 2017, 10:39:08 PM »
would be great to at least know the reasoning behind Hughes comments, but think it's a bit late now to ask him :)

My opinion is that yours is too small to be a serving rummer, or serving punch glass............    punch glasses, or at least those I've owned, have always been a lot smaller than this one ...........   the ladle image is intriguing - perhaps they 'ladled' syllabub into this one.
Knowing as we do the art of producing glasses c. 1750 - 1830 ish, they gave a lot more thought to fine glass ware with thinner structure than the crowd that came after William IV, and the Georgians had tankards with more finesse than the Victorian heavyweights, plus many more designs were 'blown' since the advent of mass produced mould made items was a little way off.
I think early tankards were made both with and without handles - straps and round section.          As it's cracked I'd chuck it and move on to the next gem ;) ;)
Murano & Italy Glass / Massive Handled Vase/Urn Black Gold Flecks
« Last post by horochar on January 22, 2017, 10:28:56 PM »
Hoping for help identifying this massive piece.  Once bore a rectangular label.
Glass / Re: Georgian, Victorian punch cup or something else?.
« Last post by brucebanner on January 22, 2017, 10:14:24 PM »
Has a pint or half pint glass changed much over the centuries, why put a handle on it, does not make sense? and a pot with a ladel must mean at least six or eight or forty or eighty or 400 servings.
Glass / Re: Georgian, Victorian punch cup or something else?.
« Last post by Paul S. on January 22, 2017, 09:52:14 PM »
the thinking behind my suggestion of a sweetmeat related item came from the overall appearance which first off made me think that this was an over-sized jelly or custard - unfortunately it wasn't from a knowledge based idea, so rather my uneducated opinion.            But, since my post I've now had a look in G. Bernard Hughes 'English Glass For The Collector 1660 - 1860', and plate 39 - bottom right - shows what I would also call a very over-sized custard/jelly, and standing at 6.25 inches.           However, the author who obviously knew shed loads more than me, describes it as a 'helmet-shaped'  -  it stands on a flat foot with rudimentary stem with bladed knop and collar under bowl.          Admittedly it has a flared top rim - hence the word 'helmet-shaped', and of course it has the pre-mid C19 pump style of handle.           Hughes call his example a 'tankard', but annoyingly doesn't provide a date, although I suspect late C18 or early C19.
I've certainly seen pulley-wheel decoration on rinsers and finger bowls from the Regency period (1810 - 1830).

Hughes example does have the pulley decoration, but doesn't have your  -  is it folded top rim?  -  and lacks any wheel engraved decoration.   But the overall appearance is sufficiently similar to confirm your first thought that this is for alcohol and either a tankard, or punch glass in view of the ladle.
Originally, I also wondered about a large syllabub glass.
Not ever seen one your colour, looks like they may of mixed some of the left over glass without to much mixing. Almost a very early marbled ( slag) glass.
I have sent an email and some pictures Jindrich.
I'm hopeful Petr will look at it if he has time.
I'll let you know if I hear back.  Thank you again.

Best wishes
Glass / Re: Half a pressed glass Newfoundland dog paperweight. Frigger? Derbyshire?
« Last post by Della on January 22, 2017, 09:29:01 PM »
No, no green. Clear with blue swirls and a small brown swirl.
Are the edges on yours finished off better than mine, Roy? I suppose it was all down to whoever made them and how much time they had for fancyfying (my word for today)  :P
Thanks for posting the photo too, Roy.  8)
I think the ones with feet look like cast iron grates that would slot into the front of a dog basket (at least ours looks like that with the little feet on it - it slides down and creates the front of the basket)
So I'm wondering if those pairs with the feet were adapted/designed to sit either side of the fireplace on the floor to kind of match the cast iron grates that slot into a dog basket of the fire?

Greg that's great information  :)

oops sorry Roy, only just seen your additional info.

Della, he's a fabulous find - particularly since he has the matching moulding around the base and is not green :)

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