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Glass / Interesting desk tidy? Looks a bit foreign bauhaus ish???
« Last post by LEGSY on Yesterday at 09:27:01 AM »
 :)
unusual little thing I think to big for a dressing table maybe more suited to a desk, Its 9.5" long x 2" tall x 3" wide the decoration is lovely im sure ive seen it somewhere before but cant remember it, Seems quality glass lots of wear to the base and a fair bit of rubbing to the decoration which seems to be sort of lightly frosted glass with the black and yellow on top. Any ideas??? Thank you gmb.
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Shame there isn't a sizing reference for the MW pieces but thank you.

Are there lots of becher shapes on that MW page that match  in  shape and actual design (rather than just having one or other elements of the design) to those in the Launay Hautin catalogue pages then?  And are there examples of PV or Molineaux Webb uranium glass from that period?

It probably wouldn't doesn't matter as it's just a piece of pressed glass, but you don't see many uranium pressed glass bechers that match a shape in an 1840s catalogue, so it's a fairly unusual piece.  Therefore  I'm loathe to give up the idea that it's from a maker whose design it actually matches and who was known to be making uranium glass items at that time,  and to just say instead that it could be from anywhere  ;D

I first saw these designs a long while ago whilst I was searching for a maker for an overlay goblet (that turned out to be Saint-Louis) and thought some of the becher designs were lovely.  But the few I found appeared to be in clear glass which is not what I was looking for.  So this was a great surprise to spot suddenly on ebay and sold as a vase.

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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Pattern 1407 6th June 1879
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on Yesterday at 08:31:45 AM »
Thanks Fred Paul and Mike for adding all the information.

Fred my example is IQW and Paul it was a Tuesday morning buy along with a IQW plate  ;D
My example would be the smaller 6" size.

Thanks Roy
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Glass Paperweights / Re: Help with ID please...
« Last post by Wuff on Yesterday at 08:19:52 AM »
Thank you - images are fine - Wolf
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I don't know the size of the Molineaux Webb piece. The drawings in the Hautin catalog look precise but those in the Manchester catalogs are definitely rougher. I wouldn't get too hung up on if they match the Manchester drawings or not. The point is there are very few surviving catalogs which show pieces from this era. We are discussing 3, and they all show variations of quite a distinctive design. There could easily have been 20 or 30 glasshouses producing something like this. We will never know... "probably" is the best we can do for glass of this era. Personally I have given up identifying any goblet / ale glass as belonging to any particular glass house!
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Webb 'bullseye' size and shape request.
« Last post by keith on Yesterday at 12:01:19 AM »
Chris, bit worried now as there were a number of coal mines in this area  :o
Paul, not seen those in image 2, the one on the right in pic' 3 looks like a mini version of my 12 inch variety, looks like I have a few more to find !
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I reckon that amethyst one holds at least 227ml or 2/5 pint.

crude measuring using a Sowerby? vase but still.

So mine doesn't meet the PV criteria for size but do you know the sizes of the Molineux Webb one please at all Neil?

The shape of mine and the amethyst one is very different including the upstanding inset rim.  The amethyst lip/rim is upright whereas the rim on mine is everted.

Looking at the catalogue drawings the PV lip/rim is upright not everted. 
It is everted on the MW drawing.
I don't think the amethyst one matches the MW drawing.  The rim is wrong and the shoulders are too wide just before the upstanding indented rim.
Neither do I think it matches the PV drawing at all.


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Glass / Re: 1958 World fair expo vase
« Last post by Anne Tique on February 17, 2017, 11:51:22 PM »
Yes you're right,  i'll have a look if there's anything listed in the catalogue.
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Glass / Re: 1958 World fair expo vase
« Last post by Germanshepherd72 on February 17, 2017, 11:45:29 PM »
Thanks Anne. I think Czech was a part of Russia until 1990.
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Glass / Re: 1958 World fair expo vase
« Last post by Anne Tique on February 17, 2017, 11:41:55 PM »
This is the logo of the Russian pavilion, i'll need some time to see what I can find, maybe somebody else in the meantime, might recognise this piece.
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