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British & Irish Glass / Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 01:14:46 AM »
Roberta, you missed out one of common colours for aventurine - gold.

And also note that many Americans refer to it as "adventurine".
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British & Irish Glass / MOVED: Mdina or other ?? ID = Robert Held, Canada
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 01:08:11 AM »
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Glass Paperweights / Re: I D for a bit of fun
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 01:01:31 AM »
That's a good example of the design.

But you now need one with the large central complex cane which also has a "py" signature in the centre. :)
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Id help needed please.
« Last post by Krecik on April 15, 2014, 11:56:11 PM »
 The base is polished and slightly concave with an irregular shape.
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Id help needed please.
« Last post by Roger H on April 15, 2014, 10:25:31 PM »
The reason I asked about the base contour is because I have never seen an old chinese with a polished base although I understand there are a few modern ones that do.
      Roger
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Last post by orangeglass on April 15, 2014, 10:21:57 PM »
Okay, apparantly Aventurine is a variety of Quartz characterized by bright inclusions of Mica or other minerals that give a shimmering or glistening effect to the stone, most commonly green, though also occurring in blue, red to reddish-brown, dusty purple, orange or peach, yellow, and silver gray.

Now I have learnt something new  :D
Now I just need  Lustrousstone to give me a lesson in Uranium  ;)

Roberta
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Last post by orangeglass on April 15, 2014, 10:14:43 PM »
But I haven't got a copy.
What exactly is aventurine?

Roberta
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British & Irish Glass / Re: The Parkington Collection Part 1 Ysart section
« Last post by Frank on April 15, 2014, 10:11:06 PM »
There were a number of mistakes in the catalogues.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Latest Monart purchase - today
« Last post by Frank on April 15, 2014, 10:02:33 PM »
They used, rarely, other colours of aventurine. Red, Blue, Green and a Bronzy colour that is hard too see.

Plate 34 in Ysart Glass used red.
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Glass / Re: Small cut drinking glass
« Last post by Paul S. on April 15, 2014, 09:55:26 PM »
haven't a clue as to the extent of glass export, if any, that the U.K. might have had with Greece in the C19.
Individual countries within the Continent of Europe were heavily involved in home grown glass production, and it's just possible that the U.K. imported more from those sources that we exported.
If Greece didn't have the resources of wood or coal, then they may well have imported glass wares, but from countries nearer than G.B.
As mentioned, my opinion is that the manufacturing style of this piece indicates a source other than the British Isles.

The really big export route, I believe, was with the States  -  Ireland exported unimaginable quantities to that destination  -  we've had chats on that previously on the Board - volumes you'd find hard to believe. 
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