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Glass / Re: Mystery Bell / candle snuffer?
« Last post by Ashley on July 27, 2016, 11:37:54 AM »
Thanks Christine - my first thought was bell but wouldn't there normally be some method of attaching the clapper? - I've had victorian cranberry glass bells before and from memory don't they have a hole through the middle bit inside for attaching the clapper? there's no sign of anything, its absolutely smooth inside the middle - also I'm not sure the shape is right - my photo doesn't do it justice but if its a bell been cut down it would have been a really wide bell at the base.
Glass / Re: Mystery Bell / candle snuffer?
« Last post by Lustrousstone on July 27, 2016, 11:27:16 AM »
I think it's a bell with the bottom cut off from the poor quality base finish.
Glass / Mystery Bell / candle snuffer?
« Last post by Ashley on July 27, 2016, 11:13:43 AM »
Hi - can anyone tell me what this piece of glass is which I found recently. It is bell shaped but the bell bit is shallower than a normal bell and there is no indication that there has ever been a clapper attached. It seems to be hand blown and to have some age to it, 19th century?. The base where it sits is ground and rough to the touch. Its a dark turquoise colour. Could it be to snuff out a candle? Its 4 inches high and diameter 3.5 inches. Many thanks, Ashley
Glass / Re: Help Please to ID Large Red Multi Coloured Ball of Glass
« Last post by chopin-liszt on July 27, 2016, 09:49:33 AM »
I'm not positive, while it might have some features in common with Chinese glass, it also has some features in common with Karl Weidmann at Gralglas. Perhaps a second or just not one of the best, but I do suspect Karl Weidmann a bit. He did make balls in this sort of decor. I've not seen a red backgound before.
Glass / Re: is this Murano glass
« Last post by eshearm on July 27, 2016, 09:04:30 AM »
Mine has gold through it as I said but not picked up in my pictures, especially through the handle, the application of the feet are very similar the shape of the vase itself are very similar the thickness of the handles are very similar, there are as many similarities as there are differences, and the fact I and others never find murano glass like this on crimped feet is unusual in itself.


Glass / Re: is this Murano glass
« Last post by Lustrousstone on July 27, 2016, 08:48:05 AM »
The one in the ebay link is very different in many ways: the cane set up, the crimp on the feet, the use of gold and the different handle position for a start
British & Irish Glass / Re: RD confusion
« Last post by agincourt17 on July 27, 2016, 08:45:56 AM »
Chris, thank you for the photos of the  Davidson RD 254027 jar.

Paul, I don't seem to have the design representation for RD 209161 (which I presume is one of their sepia photos). Thank you for showing the RD 214357-358 plate alongside the RD 209161 plate - a  nice comparison.

As to the Angus & Greener RDs 214357 and 214358 of 26 November 1867 - Parcel 9,  I see that Jenny Thompson describes them as "Sugar basin foot and sugar basin". The only photos that I have are of a comport with the appropriate registry date lozenge, but unfortunately the photos (which are not of particularly good quality) don't show any detail of the stem, though they do show some of the detail of the foot.

British & Irish Glass / Re: RD confusion
« Last post by Paul S. on July 27, 2016, 07:55:52 AM »
probably trying to read too much into these things at times.........    there's no doubt that both designs are closer in pattern that we'd like and not too difficult to be confused - they need studying carefully to clarifying the difference.                  Perhaps easier to differentiate on shapes such as plates, but less so on celeries for example, where part of the design is omitted.               That part of the design round the border does differ too, so suggest you forget my words from last evening, and think I now can tell the two apart, and Fred is correct with his comments regarding the plate from Chris.
Have shown couple of plates which believe show the two distinct designs............    regret can't re-photograph them as long since given away, but hoping against hope that each had legible lozenges which was how I separated them at the time.             Shout if you don't agree.

Meant to say............    is it possible for someone to put up pix showing clearly the difference between 214357 and 214357 - apparently it's to do with a variation in shape of stem or foot I think - seems my Kew pix aren't good enough help me. 
Hello Ian  -  judging by my own recent lack of success at Kew with the Representation Book (BT 50/147)  -  the Register is BT 51/62 -  plus my conversations with Julie Halls who is the expert on C19 Board of Trade Registrations  -  I'm of the opinion that like myself, you will draw a blank in acquiring any more information on Registration 160988.
Kew's comments "no design included" is correct in that any image and or other comments of use, of this design, that were in BT 50/147 originally, have been removed at some time in the (distant) past.

Regret I'm unsure as to the exact meaning of the expression 'Patent Registration'  ........    I admit to losing the thread of this one a little, and had believed we were speaking of a Registration only, rather than a Patent.        Of course if it were the latter then maybe further information might be found somewhere, but believe we've probably discovered about as much information as we're likely to find............   and so it's not a p/w ;) ;)

There is a service offered here on the Board, regarding those Registrations of interest and where National Archive images and information would help to expand our knowledge.             I know that Kew professional researchers do charge for providing data, although perhaps on occasions they do so for free - really not sure  -  no doubt you will discover very soon. ;)               In future if there is a particular Rd. for which images and details are of benefit you can of course post here, and who knows we might be able to help. ;D
Glass / Re: is this Murano glass
« Last post by eshearm on July 27, 2016, 07:13:34 AM »
Thank you for that will take a look today. here is the link for the signed vase i mentioned.  What do you guys think to this?


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