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Glass / Re: Heavy Glass Vase Signature
« Last post by Anne on March 18, 2018, 02:29:10 PM »
Topics merged. I suspect Wildnred was suffering from the board glitch which was being caused by a failing advert script causing timeouts. I've removed said offending scripts pro temps, so hopefully that should resolve things.

Wildnred welcome to the board, we really need larger images to be able to help. If you make them around 700 pixels along the longest edge and save for web they should fit our size limits. We have a help post for images here,34093.0.html but do ask if you are struggling and we'll help you with resizing.
Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, Czech Republic, Austria / Koudelka?
« Last post by TatyanA on March 18, 2018, 02:25:08 PM »
Hello everybody! Is it possible that this ribbed vase, 23 cm in height, is a vase from the magazine "Glass Revue"  1972/8 ,pic.5?
Unfortunately, for many years, the label
 is not informative. The color of the ribbed vase is identical to the "Pineapple" vases that I have.
Glass / Re: Signature on a decanter
« Last post by Anne on March 18, 2018, 02:14:49 PM »
2nd pic moved to join 1st pic in reply #6. Vase split off to new topic here:,66457.0.html

Patrick McMahon was an Irish master engraver who trained at Waterford in Ireland. He worked as an engraver in Grange over Sands using the tradename Artcrystal (not connected to the better known Bohemian brand Artcrystal) until he died of a brain tumour in 2010 at just 55 years old. He is one of my particular research interests, being very local to me.,42002.0.html
British & Irish Glass / Re: Small pressed coronation tray, help please.
« Last post by Paul S. on March 18, 2018, 01:28:20 PM »
not a clue Keith :)  -  but just a chance that if you search under milk glass whatever, then this might improve chances of id - worth a try.
Of course it's not guaranteed that this is British made - might even have been farmed out and transfer applied in the U.K.  ..............   but I'm rambling :)
Glass / Re: Help please to ID this iridescent tutti frutti style glass bowl
« Last post by chopin-liszt on March 18, 2018, 12:54:46 PM »
I was drooling over them a little bit.  :) I liked the paisley effect.
But they're too heavy for our christmas tree. ::)
I'll remember to find the name of the maker next time I go there and report back.
It may be a good few weeks, though.
Carnelian Crafts is run by Jane Drysdale, who was married to the late Stuart Drysdale of Perthshire Paperweights. She makes her own fused glass pieces there.
I won't forget, I'll write it down.
Glass / Re: Help please to ID this iridescent tutti frutti style glass bowl
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on March 18, 2018, 11:35:27 AM »
Thanks Sue for your reply, I would tend to agree quite modern but still a very nice piece .

Thanks Roy
British & Irish Glass / Re: Rachael Woodman Studio Glass Translucent Bowl 1984
« Last post by mhgcgolfclub on March 18, 2018, 11:31:46 AM »
Thank you m for those 2 links all very interesting.

Glass / Might this be a Whitefriars Prototype or Student Piece?
« Last post by CLB on March 18, 2018, 11:27:39 AM »
This glass vase is ovoid in shape, with the bark texture only on the lower two thirds. It measures 200mm tall at the 'back', but only 195 at its lowest point. Across the widest point it is 165mm and at its deepest it measures 105mm. The pontil is highly polished. There are two long bubbles, one in both sides of the oval. Could anyone tell me anything more about it please?
Glass / Re: Heavy Glass Vase Signature
« Last post by Paul S. on March 18, 2018, 09:19:08 AM »
not a clue  -  but does appear that the white ish/cream/sand colour might be suggesting the inclusion of yellow sulphide.    Attractive vase, I like it.
Fingers crossed someone will have something more useful to offer.
Glass / Re: Signature Picture for blue glass vase!
« Last post by Paul S. on March 18, 2018, 09:06:45 AM »
hi  -  think you will need to re-send pictures, please.               It may not help, but always of interest anyway to send a picture of the whole piece of glass - someone may recognize its origin which may resolve the question.              As for the signature on the base  -  to my eyes it appears to be saying possibly  'something L. Smith' - but that's guesswork to some extent, and you will need to re-post this picture on a larger scale - presently it's not blowing up sufficiently and lacks sharpness.          Make the first dimension of your picture 700 and try wiping a little talc or similar onto the name, and No.         Best of luck.

some confusion here I think  -  is this the same piece that you've shown in your previous post  -  I assume it is.               Hopefully the Mods. can tidy up and amalgamate the two.             You can in fact include up to maximum of four separate pix in one post - no need to create separate posts for each picture.  :)
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