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Glass / Re: Whitefriars Glass Bison Slab...Canadian Commission?
« Last post by BONYTONY on Yesterday at 07:37:55 PM »
Hi  :)
I emailed Bison Concrete this morning...thanks Tim... and heard back from a very helpful surveyor who can confirm that the Bison logo in the slab is the same one used by Bison Concrete in the 1960's. Bison Concrete now use a running Bison with outstretched tail and he pointed out the Whitefriars glass slab bison faces the other direction. I have suggested that a positive impression on the back would produce a negative when viewed from the front which might explain the difference in the direction the bison faces. I have also suggested the slab is actually an ashtray.... not unlike those large ones one we used to see in pubs;a simply depression in the middle so the tile curves down from the edges forming a slight well. Hopefully you can see this in the pic here. One can imagine they were produced in a limited edition for Bison by Whitefriars to grace their executive offices or canteen... or maybe as gifts and certainly between 1959-1970 when Arctic Blue was in use. 1960's would seem right. Once again many thanks Tim & Christine.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Last post by SophieB on Yesterday at 07:16:25 PM »
Hi there,

Those canes would very similar than the ones in Edinburgh crystal millefiori weights, i.e. the ones made for them by Caithness. So made be your weight is a Caithness product.

Glass / Re: Fern engraved storage jars storage jars?
« Last post by bat20 on Yesterday at 06:37:42 PM »
Interesting stuff Chris,which makes me even more intrigued to what they were for.
Glass / Re: Bohemian ? Need help with mark
« Last post by Lustrousstone on Yesterday at 05:20:19 PM »
Your pictures are a bit small to see detail. I'm afraid I can't even see a mark. They can be 120kb each, not per post.
Glass / Re: Vaseline Green Champagne Flutes
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 04:50:32 PM »
Hi Bela, welcome to the Board,

I have set your flickr link (for the larger image) to display correctly and have removed your duplicate post. To add additional info to your thread, just "Reply" to your own threads.

Image links to hosting sites unfortunately tend to get "broken" after a while. So, if you could add a separate image for just one flute, using the "Attach" feature, then the photo will remain in the Board for future reference.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Victorian drinking glass foot to stem joint.
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 04:19:15 PM »
just a quick comment on books that may be more useful than others Dave............

for older British (C18 - early C19 drinking glasses) then possibly the most useful is L. M. Bickerton's '18th Century English Drinking Glasses'  -  not cheap, but very good  -  believe there are copies on Abe Books for around 60.            Not a reading book as such, but plenty of pix which is what you need.
Both Phelps Warren's 'Irish Glass' and  G. Bernard Huges 'English Glass for The Collector - are both good, and very readable.

Then of course you might need others for the Continental material ;D
Glass / Bohemian ? Need help with mark
« Last post by rose de verre on Yesterday at 04:15:52 PM »
Nice tall carafe/wine bottle/decanter, am thinking Bohemian, has a mark which I can't interpret. Anybody recognize it ?
All the best
Glass / Re: Curious vase - oil spot abstract pattern
« Last post by Ivo on Yesterday at 04:08:02 PM »
I think the high gloss variety comes out of Romania but it is the same technique.
Glass / Re: Curious vase - oil spot abstract pattern
« Last post by rose de verre on Yesterday at 04:04:13 PM »
Thanks very much. Not familiar with Ilanit. Interesting.
Glass Paperweights / Paperweight, made in scotland, but which maker?
« Last post by zidori on Yesterday at 03:33:05 PM »
This paperweight is 2.5 inches in diameter and has a white round label on the base with MADE IN SCOTLAND in black lettering on it. Unfortunately I've lost the base photo which I know makes ID difficult bu it appeared to have a polished concave pontil under the label.
Any clues as to maker would be greatly appreciated.
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