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Malta Glass / Re: Mdina Lollipop vases
« Last post by WhatHo! on January 20, 2017, 11:20:13 PM »
I would say blown in light blue then 4 dips in dark blue, very nice!
hi Sue........    In the States, from the 1920s to 1950s,  there was something called 'Elegant Glass' - another of the Depression era products, but 'Elegant' was supposedly a better quality product than the bog standard 'Depression' stuff..............     Anyway, one of the Elegant designs was a pattern knocked out by Cambridge Glass called 'Imperial Hunt Scene', which had riders jumping gates etc., not a million miles from the image on your friend's piece of glass.

Just a thought.
Malta Glass / Re: Mdina Lollipop vases
« Last post by Patrick on January 20, 2017, 10:57:14 PM »
better representation of the two blues.

Are you saying there are two different blues used in this vase........ ?

I am only seeing one blue but the different thickness of the glass show a denser version of the same colour.

Glass / Re: Need help with rock crystal cut overlay wine glass. Is this by Webb?
« Last post by freeblown on January 20, 2017, 09:36:43 PM »
Thanks for the help Paul. The glasses are full lead, the height is right around 5.5 inches tall. Not a lot of wear on the bottoms. They were probably only used for special occasions. Family history has it that they were purchased at Tiffany's in the early 20th century.

Glass / Re: Iridescent glass bowl ID
« Last post by djkglass on January 20, 2017, 09:09:16 PM »
In the UK, thanks, south of england
Glass / Re: Iridescent glass bowl ID
« Last post by chopin-liszt on January 20, 2017, 08:00:38 PM »
It might help to know your location on the planet, djkglass.
This is a request from a lady i fixed images for before. She can't get herself on the board just now because of phone-y-computery problems I do not understand, but she would love to know the origins of this bowl.
Glass / Re: Need help with rock crystal cut overlay wine glass. Is this by Webb?
« Last post by Paul S. on January 20, 2017, 07:21:44 PM »
having turned up in the States, as you say  -  and had someone said this was an example of late C19 ABP glass - I would have accepted that without much question  -  it does fit the bill in most areas, although coloured overlay ABP Rock Crystal is far less common than clear examples.
Regret I can't help with attribution, but would certainly not rule out ABP  -  some of their cutting in Rock Crystal style was superb - although equally it may well be European.

My opinion regarding the flower is that this is a stylized passion flower of some sort  - those long pistils are characteristic of that group - but whether that helps or hinders the quest for origin I don't know.                   Presumably this is full lead glass.

Not that it really makes any difference, but might be of some limited use to provide the height, and curious to know if there is any wear at all on the underside of the foot.

I've had a quick trawl through Spillman's 'The American Cut Glass Industry', without any joy, and can't see this particular engraved design in Hajdamach's '20th Century British Glass'  .....   both books contain a fair amount of Rock Crystal examples - most in clear as you'd expect, and floral decoration was a common theme on these pieces.

Best of luck and hope someone is able to help  -  truly beautiful drinking glass - not that I'd dare us it. :)
Glass / Re: Almost clear 'junk' vase, something or nothing?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on January 20, 2017, 06:33:08 PM »
A bit of "tasteless tat" would not have a beautiful, round, polished pontil scar.  :)
That is a very work intensive thing to do, to finish an item off.

Trust your guts.  ;)

Glass / Need help with rock crystal cut overlay wine glass. Is this by Webb?
« Last post by freeblown on January 20, 2017, 06:18:14 PM »
Can anybody tell me if they have seen this particular flower cutting before? The workmanship is outstanding and the flower is unusual, having long pistils coming out from the center. The glass turned up in the USA but my suspicion is that this could be by one of the master engravers who worked at Webb, like William Fritsche. I can find no makers mark of any kind. Thank you for any help you can offer.

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