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Wow! 1021? They are going back to the Middle Ages? I will have to borrow Doctor Who's Tardis next time I think about visiting.  ;D
Glass / Re: cobalt blue glass vase provenance
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 02:26:55 PM »
Hi Shona, I have sent a reply to you via email regarding your photo problem.
Glass / Re: Webb Corbett Agate Flambe bowl cased in uranium amber glass
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 02:07:29 PM »
Keith yours isn't dull at all.
Can you take some photographs without a flash and against a white background in daylight?
That was the effect can be seen with daylight shining on it and then also behind it if you get it carefully.

They are extremely difficult to photograph.
And depending on the light (reflecting off or transmitted through),  different coloured powders show up and this changes the effect of the decor.

British & Irish Glass / Chance intaglio plates for show.
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 02:04:04 PM »
Couldn't resist at 50p for both, bargain of the year ?  :o ;D ;D
Glass / Re: Webb Corbett Agate Flambe bowl cased in uranium amber glass
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 01:58:15 PM »
That is very nice, makes mine look a little dull  ::) ;D ;D
Glass Paperweights / Re: Help with ID please...
« Last post by daveweight on Yesterday at 01:42:16 PM »
Hi Allan
I am always happy to help so if you can tell me where to pot these four pictures I will do so - or if you contact me directly with your email address I will send them to you. I also have the 1981 catalogue for William Manson Glassworks which includes the Scotia Paperweights
Glass / Re: cobalt blue glass vase provenance
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 01:38:00 PM »
yes, we will need to see pictures to try and help...............   as you can imagine Shona, the world is knee deep in glass vases, many of them blue, and there wouldn't be any point in trying to guess. :)
If you don't already have a re-sizing programme, then IrfanView is simple to use and it's free to download.
Glass / Webb Corbett Agate Flambe bowl cased in uranium amber glass
« Last post by flying free on Yesterday at 01:14:35 PM »
Finally arrived.
It is exactly the same shape, size and finish as my purple Agate Flambe.
But a completely different colour effect, interior colour and casing colour as it turns out.

The purple bowl is the same decor as a signed vase in the Black Country Museums collection.
The decor on the purple bowl also matches other purple Webb Corbett Agate Flambe pieces.
The photos below do not show the decor on the purple bowl very well but the purple versions are very difficult to photograph representing the colours and swirl effect accurately.  I think this is one of the reasons why they all look different in various versions. Some of the colours of powders come to the fore depending on what lighting is used.  This makes the decor look different when in fact it is the same.

My purple bowl has the same rim finish and decor as this vase
That linked vase has been photographed in the same way and shows exactly  the same perceived decor effect as another tall slim vase (shape match in CH British Glass) which is also signed W&C England.

The decor on this new bowl is similar colours of splotches but they are on white cased with a yellow amber uranium glass.

The uranium was a complete surprise.  I thought my purple bowl was also cased in a yellow but I suspect now it is the green I'd originally thought.

It's pretty beautiful. 

Hope you like it.

I have managed to get another piece of this is a decanter with a lovely arrow head stopper (not as previously thought a perfume bottle its much too big) I assume this came with small glasses and possibly a tray measures 6.5 inches wide and 8 inches high with stopper in.
Glass / Re: cobalt blue glass vase provenance
« Last post by Glasso on Yesterday at 12:50:31 PM »
Thank you Paul, I am going out just now but will try all of your suggestions later. I do understand you need to see the vase and the signature before being able to guess provenance.

Best regards,
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