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Hi, I am interested in your Whale but it is not a Boffo design I have ever seen before. As Boffo stuff is rare what provenance do you have for stating this 100% Boffo please. Wolfie
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It looks like the same green as this Goby fish .............

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,44406.0.html

Do you think it is Mdina or MDG ?

It will complement Patrick's other fish so well ....Rock-on you guys !!  ..... ;)
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Glass / pressed clear possible comport.
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 09:33:02 PM »
Am certain I've had something else with this pressed design  -  but almost all now given away, and seems possibly I didn't photograph whatever it was.
Have looked in books and the Board's Registered designs but don't see it - so hoping someone can remind me of the details  -  it's unmarked  -  about 4.5" tall and roughly 6.5"  x  4.5", and as you'd expect from an oval shape there appear to be only two mould seams.

Much wear typical of something from the C19, and some small white stones.     The shape doesn't really have a counterpart in Silber & Fleming, although it may well just be an unusual comport - the dish part is very shallow.

All suggestion received gratefully. :)
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Glass / Re: Mark on Crystal Glasses
« Last post by petet63 on Yesterday at 09:28:55 PM »
I will look into that. Thanks stubbsywubsy
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart trio arrived at last
« Last post by luckyslap on Yesterday at 08:52:41 PM »
With a little help from my friends Mary  ;D
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart or not ?
« Last post by Gary on Yesterday at 08:26:16 PM »
For those who may not know (and assuming I have got it right), Paul Hollister (Jr.) is well known in paperweight circles for his 1969 book "The Encylcopedia of Glass Paperweights".

But more importantly, he was a leading light (at least, in the USA) in the field of studio glass, having written many articles from the 70s thru 90s. See: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/news/events/-91.html
Your assumption are right it is one and the same person, though I did misspell his name.
For those people who don't know who Betty Reid was. Betty worked all her working life at Moncrieff glassworks and single handed saved so much Monart archive materail from getting put in the skip when Monart finished production in 1961, which is now in Perth museum.


so nigel was correct then regarding concave pontils , also there are examples of monart with the four marked pontil, I have one somewhere and I know keith has some also , or is this a different thing their on about
I believe though not certain, that the four  marked pontil was used on the applied foot of Monart pieces.
My goodness, thanks very much for sharing those letters with us Gary  :) How very gratifying, my feelings have been chuffed  ;) :)

Cheers, Nigel
Glad to be of some assistance.
Gary
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Crackle Stevens & Williams for show.
« Last post by David E on Yesterday at 08:26:04 PM »
Ah yes, it's the amber one. I was looking so closely at the top of the rim, I completely overlooked it slightly down  ::) I'll take my sunglasses off... 8)
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Glass / Re: Large dimpled green fruit bowl maker?
« Last post by David E on Yesterday at 08:19:53 PM »
Or Thomas Webb using Richardson moulds?  ;)
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart or not ?
« Last post by nigel benson on Yesterday at 07:54:34 PM »
My goodness, thanks very much for sharing those letters with us Gary  :) How very gratifying, my feelings have been chuffed  ;) :)

Cheers, Nigel
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart or not ?
« Last post by millarart on Yesterday at 07:50:06 PM »
I never doubted for second that he was right  8)
lol
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