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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Last post by agincourt17 on October 24, 2016, 09:08:49 AM »
Thank you, Mike. Very nice photos.

Interesting that you have the swan in two sizes (like the Sowerby swans), but then again the Burtles & Tate swans also came in several sizes.

The mottled base is certainly unlike any Sowerby piece that I have come across before so I agree that a firm attribution for the swan(s) is still lacking.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Last post by MHT on October 24, 2016, 08:17:41 AM »
I also have the same swan in 2 sizes.
They have the same mottled base and both have a lot of rough flashing, especially around the heads.
Sorry, never have been able to attribute them.
Glass / Re: Crizzled or sick glass uranium wine glass thoughts.
« Last post by Lustrousstone on October 24, 2016, 06:16:20 AM »
Yes, it would have been a bad batch but damp air encourages crizzling
Glass / Looking for info on Gerresheimer Glas bottle
« Last post by Ndspotsygirl on October 24, 2016, 06:07:44 AM »
I found a buried bottle that appears to be a corked style, brown bottle made by the Gerresheimer Glas Co. The trademark on the bottom is the "G under crown" stamp. The other markings include DIN with a line above and below listed first, 0,7L just below that and then below that is the trademark. Written sideways on left side of the bottle is 18:13 and on the right side of the bottle, also sideways is the number 5.

I attempted to search the value and get more information however, the only reference I can find was the trademark symbol dating back to 1939 - ? and all else was company direct documents written in German. Needless to say, I don't speak German unfortunately.

I cannot find a single example of any other bottles that are this size bearing this symbol on any site at all. The only current references I can find about this glassware company is pharma glassware made in the US, which this bottle (appearing to be a wine bottle). Anyone out there that knows anything about my find, I would love to know as my curiosity is pretty high now!!! Any info or links would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you!!

Glass Book Reviews / Re: Reviews of Pirelli Glass (London Lampworkers Book 2)
« Last post by Angela B on October 24, 2016, 05:50:58 AM »
Thank you Anne for this review. When I work on a book, researching documents, interviewing glassworkers, collecting photographs,  - I always have in my mind an image of people reading the book and enjoying it. This book on Pirelli Glass has taken over a decade to research and write, so I am over the moon to receive these reviews. I worked hard to make the book as good as I could, and it is a dream come true to read what reviewers have written. Thank you for liking our book.
Glass Book Reviews / Re: Review of Bagley Glass - Bowey, Parsons (3rd Edition)
« Last post by Angela B on October 24, 2016, 05:38:45 AM »
Hi quill,
I just read your review. First of all, its taken me five years to spot it so I'm so sorry.
Because you have absolutely made my day. Thank you for enjoying and appreciating our book and for writing this review.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Question about Jobling's 11700 Celery Vase
« Last post by Mosquito on October 24, 2016, 02:43:47 AM »
Thank you very much Paul for taking and sharing these images. It's great to see the original registration photographs and they do confirm that the only difference is in the flanged rather than straight rim. It does seem very odd that this would have been registered separately: the only reason I can think of is that the moulds for the two are different (i.e.the flanged shape was done in the mould rather than by shaping the piece after it had been turned out). 

Regarding the other registrations in that sequence, I guess they'll be for the fox and hart salts. I have the fox here and the hart is illustrated in British Glass Between the Wars. Still it would be interesting to see the original registration images if you get the chance.

Thanks again :)

Glass / Re: Crizzled or sick glass uranium wine glass thoughts.
« Last post by flying free on October 23, 2016, 10:31:30 PM »
That's a much more probably explanation than mine Christine.  Very intriguing.
Would it have been a bad batch though to start with if it's started crizzling, but just that the interior was kept sheltered from attacks  on the surface?
Sue I was thinking of the 'Pall Mall' things as well. Possibly from a similar era perhaps?
British & Irish Glass / Re: Isle of Wight elephant
« Last post by mattschlan on October 23, 2016, 08:44:44 PM »
Thanks for that very interesting information Rosie

You have an impressive little collection there.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Last post by agincourt17 on October 23, 2016, 07:58:11 PM »
Thank you, Nick.

The detail is certainly much crisper on the V&A example, but that may perhaps be because reheating the freshly-moulded piece to produce the opalescence has partially melted the detail in the hottest parts.

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