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Glass / Re: Mark on heavy decanter
« Last post by keith on October 29, 2014, 05:57:46 PM »
Might be Pasabache, Turkish I think, ;D ;D
Glass / Mark on heavy decanter
« Last post by petet63 on October 29, 2014, 05:51:53 PM »
Hi all, anyone able to identify this mark? On a large heavy decanter. I can't decipher it at all. Thanks.
Glass / Re: English/German drinking glass c1730/40
« Last post by norman warbreck on October 29, 2014, 05:50:40 PM »
So after a lot of looking is some good history about this glass....and seems like after all it is English.
Glass / Re: English/German drinking glass c1730/40
« Last post by norman warbreck on October 29, 2014, 05:38:03 PM »
After much is an example...that looks very much like the one i posted.
I have seen several sites stating English and others German ?
Glass / Re: Georgian Wrythen twist ale glass? help please.
« Last post by Paul S. on October 29, 2014, 05:13:43 PM »
your pic No. 140 is good quality, and blows up without loss of definition and shows very clear details of the stem.        Going by the stem only there does seem to be an indication of genuine age, but think the answer to your question is probably that it's not viable.

Since it's not possible to know the origin of this glass, then have to remember to take into account differing styles of Continent and U.K., although there is no doubt that despite the configuration of the stem this is definitely an ale glass - funnels and trumpets with wrythen bowls of this size always seem to be.
I've just looked through Stephen Parry's 'DWARF ALE GLASSES and their Victorian Sucessors' also had  look at 'English Drinking Glasses' by Ronald Gabriel  -  and finding wrythen, ale-shaped bowls, with stems such as this one, is difficult, so presumably unusual combination.
Ale glasses with stems similar to this one are almost always accompanied by engraved bowls showing the usual hops, ears of barley etc., not wrythen decoration.

The only example I can find is in Gabriel and even that has only the quite common partial wrythen, which stops short of the rim by some distance, and is credited with a date of c. 1820, so if pushed I'd suggest this is as good a date idea as any other guess for this glass - perhaps a little later.

Perhaps this one is Continental.             Typical British wrythen ales on rudimentary stems, and dating to middle third C18 (without folded feet), are mostly good lead glass and ring well.
Glass / Re: Georgian Wrythen twist ale glass? help please.
« Last post by brucebanner on October 29, 2014, 03:41:32 PM »
It glows green all the way through with uv light and its all one piece fused together no sign of a join or glue. The same black seeds are in the stem and bowl. The bowl looks does look better made than the base, would that be possible to reheat and old broken glass and put a new base on with out it shattering?. The stem is a bit on the wonkey side.
Glass Events / Antique Spanish Glass
« Last post by blackrockgalleries on October 29, 2014, 03:26:25 PM »
Extensive 16th-18th Century Spanish Glass
collection offered at
Fall Estates Auction.

Black rock Galleries is offering an extensive collection of antique Spanish glass in conjunction with their Fall Estates Auction in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Sunday, November 9, 2014 beginning at 1 p.m. 

These unique and never-before-offered glass pieces date from the 16th through 18th centuries.  Antique Spanish glass items in this auction include approximately 50 lots of
  • flasks 
  • mugs 
  • porrons 
  • bottles 
  • irons
  • apothecary jars 
  • ink wells 
  • tumblers 
  • vials 
  • decorative items  
  • and much more! 

This collection of Spanish glass has been in the Jarreau family of Wilton, CT for four generations and laid untouched in storage for 45 years.  The Jarreau family owned an antique store in Connecticut in the 1960s that eventually closed.  All the contents were subsequently divided between the owner’s daughters and placed into storage where it remained until now. 

Other Auction Offerings:
Black Rock Galleries offers this exquisite collection of Spanish glass, along with other auction offerings which include:
  • a fine selection of antique silver
  • a stunning collection of exquisite estate jewelry
  • 20th Century glass
  • fine art
  • decorative arts, ceramics and porcelain
  • antique and vintage lighting
  • and so much more!
All items come to bidders  from a variety of estates throughout the region. 

The Fall Estates Auction catalog is viewable online at

Telephone and absentee bids may be arranged by calling Black Rock Galleries at (203) 335-0000.  Internet bidders may register to bid via or through

Auction previews begin on Friday, November 7 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and continue on Saturday, November 8 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and prior to the auction on Sunday, November 9 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

For additional information about this offering or other lots, contact Black Rock Galleries during business hours, Tuesday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit
Glass / MOVED: ship paperweight, any idea?
« Last post by KevinH on October 29, 2014, 03:25:30 PM »
Glass / Re: Scottish maybe
« Last post by orangeglass on October 29, 2014, 02:28:46 PM »
I saw a similar one at auction - I thought it may be Caithness but I really don't know  - looking at the bubbles and enamels they are a but Nazeing like, the rest doesn't look right for them!
Glass / Re: Bowl? Amongst inherited items. It's a mystery to me, but maybe not to you?
« Last post by Ohio on October 29, 2014, 02:27:35 PM »
Derivative (there are several various versions) of Cosmos theme pattern. Cracker jar circa 1890-1910. Not scarce maybe just a bit uncommon. Edited: On second thought I believe its specifically COREOPSIS pattern made by the Consolidated Glass Co.
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