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British & Irish Glass / Re: A bit of showing off
« Last post by nigel benson on Yesterday at 08:40:33 PM »
Sorry all. I was visualising Christine and thinking your name Sue, doh!!

Something I didn't detail earlier was that there were five items of Alexandrite in each of the Parkington sales, making a total of ten, but split into six lots (three in each sale). The largest (tallest) piece was a single drinking glass with a hollow stem, having a ribbed foot, but bowl and stem were plain it - this was the one that achieved the highest price. The ten pieces split into five plain and five with diamond moulding.

Noting the split of moulded and plain items it is therefore not a characteristic that should be used for identification of Webb's Alexandrite.

Blimely Sue, she doesn't let me hug her, so................  ;) :)

Cheers, Nigel
British & Irish Glass / Re: Spry or not so Spry ??
« Last post by nigel benson on Yesterday at 08:29:06 PM »
Sadly Keith I've never mastered the vagaries of putting photos on the GMB, so the succinct answer is, I'm afraid, no, sorry  ??? However, if this was Facebook I'd do it in a trice (assuming the photo was available)........... ;) :)
Murano & Italy Glass / Re: I dont think this label is Seguso?
« Last post by ardy on Yesterday at 08:28:02 PM »
Hi John - I think you may be right. If it is a new A.S. label it might be useful in the library. If it proves to be so I will write to them and ask if we can use it.
Glass / Re: Sweet meat glass?
« Last post by bat20 on Yesterday at 08:22:43 PM »
Thanks Paul...not another book to get!!! ;)
Glass / Re: Small vase with pontil mark. Help with ID please.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 07:46:56 PM »
My one and only piece is in greens and browns on a white background, much like Ronnie's piece.
It is a JIP, the centre part of the base is very highly indented, quite like lampwork. But it's packed away in one of the crates in the attic, I don't even know which one, I can't get at it.
I've had it since approximately 1999.

(ooops, there's the boxed "pink sugar" mouse, I'd forgotten about it already, but it doesn't really count as proper glass to me.)
Glass / Re: Small vase with pontil mark. Help with ID please.
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 07:21:26 PM »
Must admit that some of those blunted recessed scars might almost be interpreted as letters, but I don't see Greg's pontil area being anything other than an irregular scar.

Maybe my education of AB is lacking, but don't remember seeing any finely blown pieces from that factory - if anyone has such a piece I'd be interested in seeing it. :)

I had occasion to speak to Colin Green once or twice in recent years, and it's true that some of AB's creations are quite surprising in terms of colour/design - not at all what you'd expect to see from that factory.
Attached is a rather nice jip iridescent lump, with a very untypical pontil area (not the usual depression).
Glass / Re: Sweet meat glass?
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 07:05:30 PM »
hallo drinkwater - willkommen in der GMB  ;D

I'm not sure about the Continent of Europe, but I haven't been aware of seeing sugar bowls from the U.K. that had upturned flared foot rims similar to your ebay link design, although you may well be correct  -  but I'm sure that you are correct about their use for ices/deserts in the C20.      Thanks for the link, and my only other thought would be that the size looks to be noticeably smaller that standard sugar bowls.      The uranium example in my picture yesterday was a yellow colour, so possibly it might be Anagelb??
What other glass do you collect?? :)

I've now also looked at the Silber & Fleming catalogues (English text c. 1880), and can't see anywhere in those books designs for a small dish/bowl with recessed wide upturned foot  -  so we must assume that what we call the 'grapefruit' shape with this lipped under-dish design is very much a C20 invention.      Certainly I think it is a shape that dates to the early 1930's, but whether it goes back further than that I'm not sure.

Note for bat............   there is a similarly shaped piece to yours in Dodsworth's 'BRITISH GLASS between the wars - page 50 - which is described as a 'sweet dish c. 1930', which probably equates to a desert dish.        It's machine acid etched, as opposed to your cut example, but the shape is close, and it looks to be a piece from the 'Stratford Rings' service.
Glass / Re: Small vase with pontil mark. Help with ID please.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Yesterday at 06:41:15 PM »
If you have a look at the vase Greg posted today it is a much thicker piece and does have something which might be the mark.
All I was saying was that the stuff that is very finely blown, with a pattern very much like Ronnie's which to my knowledge (which is based on what I have seen in the secondary market over the years) is earler AB output, doesn't seem to have initials marked onto the bottom; the way the glass was finished off wouldn't have supported it in the first place.
USA / Re: Charles Lotton Vase
« Last post by Fuhrman Glass on Yesterday at 06:20:18 PM »
That is lovely. 1990 is not vintage to me. I own his vases from the early 1970 s. 1972 is the earliest I have seen. About three years ago we stopped at the factory. We watched a perfume bottle made and bought a paperweight.  Charles was sitting in his office and told a man that "the gas company loves me!" Go figure! My best memory is walking across downtown Grand Haven, Michigan to an ice cream stand and he bought me ice cream.

Bob Saunders
Past President of West Michigan Glass Club
How long has he been in Michigan? Last I knew he was still in Illinois. Lansing and Crete, IL. Any one else working for him except family?
Glass / Re: Small vase with pontil mark. Help with ID please.
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 06:02:10 PM »
Seems then Sue that highly probably that it's only the p/ws that have this AB mark mentioned by Christine, and not any of the vases etc. :)
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