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Glass Market Place / Re: Lifetime collection needs loving home
« Last post by Billip on April 19, 2014, 09:01:19 PM »
At least its going for more than a can of energy drink now!

If you search for: 201071974020

I can now buy 21 energy drinks!
British & Irish Glass / Re: picture library for T/Webb colours.
« Last post by Paul S. on April 19, 2014, 08:53:42 PM »
I wasn't seeing mine as  'tableware' in the usual sense of the word - I'd always thought it looked too decorative to be that, but fashions and tastes change so who knows  -  makes me think of a Celtic cross.
In fact thinking back now, don't believe it was me that showed the plate originally  -  it was posted by a woman from one of the charity shops, who had been given three, I think, and she was asking for some information so that they could be sold with at least an approximate date and some details about the maker.

So I emailed and asked if I might buy one, to which she agreed  -  think now I should have bought all that she had  -  from the comments so far plates may well be less common than we thought. 
British & Irish Glass / Re: Non catalogued Monart bowl ?
« Last post by orangeglass on April 19, 2014, 08:53:04 PM »
Gary - when you say the pontil is highly polished do you mean highly ground? is it still matt?
It looks like the same shape as as one sold recently on ebay  - green /yellow listed as monart - "Large Vintage Monart Scottish Art Glass Bowl Green / Golden Yellow Swirl 9 1/2"
I must admit I was baffled by the shape and thought it looked more like a Vasart - though not on ysartglass - but I know there are quite a few shapes missing of the Vasart ones.
But, looking at your neatly ground pontil mark it doesn't look like any on my Vasart - does your bowl have any other grinding around the outer edges? Have we seen any Monart that doesn't have grinding on the base?
What size is yours? It's very nice - can't find the other one though!
Glass Market Place / Re: Lifetime collection needs loving home
« Last post by Billip on April 19, 2014, 08:51:20 PM »
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies.

I  did consider giving these to charity but I did not know the worth, for all I know about glass there is a masterpiece amongst them.

My sister got roughly 4,000 worth of jewellery so I suspected there was something of value in the collection as we were equally close to my Grandmother.

C'est la vie

Glass / Re: Any ideas about this little rooster? - Is he Murano?
« Last post by Turtledoves on April 19, 2014, 08:48:09 PM »
Wow, thank you so much for all the responses. Aside from the info concerning provenance of the bird, I really appreciate the warm welcome and depth of knowledge available for newbies such as myself.  :D
And I have another one for you... ;)
British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart.... oops
« Last post by Anne on April 19, 2014, 08:09:03 PM »
Ahhhhh I see, thanks folks, I'm with you all now. :)
British & Irish Glass / Re: Non catalogued Monart bowl ?
« Last post by Gary on April 19, 2014, 07:58:56 PM »

Top one could be Vasart... then so too could the second which would make that an early Vasart when they still had the original Kugler colours available.
What makes you think they could be Vasart rather than Monart Frank.
I can only discuss the purple and white bowl as it is the only one I own.
The base finish is the same as number 4 in the link below, which is listed as a Monart type base  finish. To date I have not seen a piece of Vasart with that type of base finish.

Also the link I provided in a previous post showing a Monart labeled IG piece which is the shape as the purple and white bowl.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Chinese, I presume?
« Last post by RescoCCC on April 19, 2014, 07:29:26 PM »
Thanks, Alan!
Only thread I always reread all the posts :)
Glass Market Place / Re: Swingewood - Great Great Grandson
« Last post by chopin-liszt on April 19, 2014, 07:05:13 PM »
Not an easy beast to photograph!
It is tiny, my eyesight is not what it was, and even with my glasses on I can't tell what is going to come out or not. My apologies for taking so long to get this done - and for doing it so badly. I can answer any questions you may have about it, which might help you decide if it's your great-great-grandfather's work. :)
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