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Germany / Re: Glashutte in Holsthum Germany
« Last post by Frank on February 26, 2015, 02:46:50 PM »
Glashütte Holsthum was set up in 1769 by a Dominik Laeis active until 1811/12 and again 1843 to 1850/51. Buildings largely modernised but including cone roof still exist. At the time the area was under Austrian control. A book was published by a descendant Ernest Dominik Laeis in 1831 and mentions the Glass works. and more recently Josef Dreesen: Die Glashütte in Holsthum bei Bitburg. Neuss 1990. Which can be found cheaply on Abebooks, if your Joseph Greiner was an important part of the business he is likely to be mentioned in that book

Only other glassworks that I find was a bottleworks set-up in 1868 not far from Holsthum in Minden.and various name changes to 20th century. Meyer & Söhne in Porta-Westfalica. Also (or probably same) Glasfabrik Wittekind -. Part of Gerresheimer company in 20th C making carboys. These might point to earlier glassworks there.
British & Irish Glass / ID Help on custard glass bird vase. ID = Sowerby
« Last post by a-mighty-wind on February 26, 2015, 02:33:54 PM »
Any idea of maker for this vase? Custard yellowish color glass 5" tall.
Glass / Feathered glass vase ID help please
« Last post by a-mighty-wind on February 26, 2015, 02:31:32 PM »
Need ID help on this vase. Any ideas?
British & Irish Glass / Re: Blue Pearline Creamer - ID = Davidson
« Last post by agincourt17 on February 26, 2015, 01:53:00 PM »
Roy, the Davidson RD 153858 (1891 Suite) blue pearline sugar and creamer are certainly uncommon.

On page 74 of Raymond Slack's "English Pressed Glass 1830-1900" there is a 4-sheet colour advert from the Pottery Gazette of 1 April 1893 showing Davidson's primrose pearline and blue pearline pieces. The advert shows 5 pieces in blue pearline corresponding to the RD 153858 (1891 Suite) - a 4-piece water set (comprising a large jug, a pair of tumblers and an underplate/tray), plus a lidded biscuit box (with, I think, an attached underplate). I can't remember seeing photos of actual examples of any of those advertised RD 153858 (1891 Suite) shapes.

There are no 1891 suite pieces in the primrose pearline sheets from the Pottery gazette advert.

By the way, I have never seen any Davidson RD 153858 (1891 Suite pieces) in plain blue (with or without RD numbers) either. 

Glass Paperweights / Re: ysart Harlequin?
« Last post by KevinH on February 26, 2015, 01:47:45 PM »
Perthshire Paperweights PP7 (if medium size 2.5 inch diameter) or PP8 (if large 3 inch), 1969 - 1971 and known in early PP literature as "Aladdin's Cave".

Note also that John Deacons makes similar items.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Blue Pearline Creamer - ID = Davidson
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on February 26, 2015, 11:45:22 AM »
Thanks Sid and Fred

Fred the posy basket was only in blue not pearline.
You say you have only seen the sugar bowl and creamer in pearline would you say they are quite rare, its just that I seem not to remember seeing pearline in this pattern or I am just getting old. I do have a larger jug in the same pattern in my Welsh Dresser at present but only in clear glass.

Thanks Glen

I would have put my money on it being Sowerby but had not seen one before and could not find another on the web. Thinking it must have been part of a desert set as it was one of a set of 4 that I bought.
Thanks again

Glass Paperweights / Re: ysart Harlequin?
« Last post by millarart on February 26, 2015, 11:06:46 AM »
side view
Glass Paperweights / ysart Harlequin? ID = Perthshire Paperweights
« Last post by millarart on February 26, 2015, 11:05:16 AM »
bought for a few quid at charity shop, wondering if its a ysart harlequin weight, four outside bubbles one central one
Glass / Re: Painted glass ;-)
« Last post by rocco on February 26, 2015, 08:39:41 AM »
@m: here is another similar piece, attributed to Pallme König: >> Link :)

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