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Malta Glass / Re: Early Mdina etched signature
« Last post by chopin-liszt on August 28, 2016, 04:28:38 PM »
The mark looks to me as if something has ground it away, it has little round deeper bits in it.

I don't actually know how to tell the difference, I wasn't saying it was absolutely one or the other, just that the mark on the pulled ears is inconsistent, scrappy and spikey, compared to known Harris examples.
I've never used a diamond to scratch glass (eeek and shudder) or a dremmel.
I am only familiar with my Dad's dentist's drills. ;D
Glass / Re: Glass Reference Question
« Last post by Paul S. on August 28, 2016, 04:19:40 PM »
and the last two pix.
Glass / Re: Glass Reference Question
« Last post by Paul S. on August 28, 2016, 04:18:50 PM »
aside from the earlier posts providing literary critique ;) - the later words were intended to fill in some of the gaps in Cyril Manley's book, where his illustrations of Richardson glass lacked the corresponding Registration details etc., and attached are a few more National Archive images which hopefully will add interest and perhaps usability to Manley's work.       Trust it's possible to marry up the attached pix with the following wording:

1.........   another opaline jug Rd. 52329 - dated 13.06.1848, and transfer decorated with figures in classical dress.         It's difficult with some of these jug shapes to know whether they occur in Manley or not  -  I don't think this one does, but that sort of uncertainty highlights the need in all books to provide as much info as possible so that future research can make accurate attributions.

2...........Rd. 96703 dated 24.08.1854  -  this is the classic baluster shape showing in Manley - bottom line on page 56 - and agrees with the vermicelli decoration on his jug.         However, as you can see (if you have a copy of Manley's book - and must take my word for it if not), the National Archive images parts company with Manley's when it comes to the handle  -  his having the more complex rope twist design against the Archives example of a simple C19 strap version.         So ...  Rd. 96703 appears NOT to have Registered the twist handle - and would be very good to discover under which Registration that invention was in fact protected  -  off hand I don't know...........   over to you Kevin. :)

3..........Rd. 98170 dated 16.11.1854 - another baluster type of shape and another example decorated with vermicelli pattern - but lacks a handle and so not a jug or ewer - the wording reading  'This pattern for all kinds of lamps, globes or shades or pedestals etc.'        I've not been aware of seeing this pattern/shape in the books.

4..........finally, and just for a little interest, some of the monochrome and polychrome Registrations Nos. 43924 - 27 dated 06.07.1847, which were applied often to the opaline pieces  -  perhaps typical of the Victorian's unrealistic approach to Roman life, but no doubt they sold well.  Not quite sure about the apparent Christian winged angel passing the helmet to the soldier  -  I thought the Romans were pagans.

Would suggest that in view of the subject matter this thread should be in British??              Feel free to criticize on anything and everything. 

Sorry, two pix will run over, again.
Thank you very much, Paul.

Correlating the design representations of some of the Sowerby designs in these large bundles with their pattern numbers certainly can be 'challenging' at times (and the application of a little imagination and artistic licence is helpful at times).

I look forward to trying to match some of the other design representations from this bundle with their pattern numbers in due course.

If it's not one it's another.  ::)

This week's unhelpful ISP is who are rejecting all our new member, password reset and topic notification emails.

I have contacted them and asked for us to be unblocked, but in the meantime this is why you ain't getting any emails if you're one of their users.

Sorry folks. I'll keep you posted!
Glass / Re: Glass bowl identification please
« Last post by Anne on August 28, 2016, 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.,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. :)
Malta Glass / Re: Early Mdina etched signature
« Last post by WhatHo! on August 28, 2016, 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.

Malta Glass / Re: Early Mdina etched signature
« Last post by chopin-liszt on August 28, 2016, 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.
Malta Glass / Re: Early Mdina etched signature
« Last post by Patrick on August 28, 2016, 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.


British & Irish Glass / Whitefriars ribbed vase
« Last post by Ben.unwin on August 28, 2016, 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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