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Glass Trinket Sets / Re: Superb Heavy Large Clear Glass Tray - ID = Rosice pattern #1877
« Last post by Jayne on October 15, 2017, 10:24:47 PM »
Anne I believe your GTS Mystery 11 Pin Dish is the Pin dish 1880 part of this Rosice Set.
Glass / Re: Possible art deco bowl,help needed - could it be WMF?
« Last post by bOBA on October 15, 2017, 09:57:20 PM »
Hi, I do not have much to add, except that the vase with a mark mentioned by flying free from Ruby Lane definitely reads

made in

Like other "cellophane" type pieces, these are generally regarded as Czech, albeit without a lot of documentary evidence. I happen to agree and several factories in the area of Bohemia that are not well documented produced good quality glass such as this. Agreeing with a comment by rocco earlier, I suggest CMS Krasno, a Moravian Czech factory, which was not a small factory, which made ranges involving techniques that could have easily produced most of these items, including the item in this thread, also finishing pieces with a similar base finish technique. I know CMS Reich produced some items that were only labelled with a paper and foil label, not acid marked, which many CMS Reich pieces also were known to have. The location of the pattern books of CMS Reich Krasno are not known to me. So, this piece is still slightly mysterious!

It would be interesting to know, re. WMF, if their unika pieces were unsigned.

Robert (bOBA)

Glass / Re: Damaged Art Nouveau Open Salt Applied ''Claws'' & Blue Blobs ID Help
« Last post by Robin G on October 15, 2017, 09:04:41 PM »
Ben, (dingledodger)
I am brand new to this message board, and I know you posted these pics a few years ago, but I do have some info. I don't know the rules about showing photos and info from books, but your salt is pictured in "Collectible Glass- British Glass Book 4" by Wallace Homestead Books. This is the collection of C.C. Manley. He had many salts, and this one is illustration#287. We purchased some of his pieces, so the image I'm posting is the actual one in this book. I've placed another one of his next to it. This has the same blue spheres but on controlled air bubble glass. His attribution is Stourbridge, or Geo. Barnes, Birmingham, c.1873.

[Mod: The image below was temporarily removed while its copyright position was considered. Robin has explained the situation and the image is now restored.
Glass Trinket Sets / Re: GTS Mystery #27
« Last post by Paul S. on October 15, 2017, 07:45:11 PM »
thanks for the explanation Anne :)
British & Irish Glass / Re: E.Varnish mercury glass with embossed seal, circa 1849
« Last post by Paul S. on October 15, 2017, 07:42:48 PM »
thanks Christine - apologies if I have lapsed into wrong usage.             It's true that on the GMB the word design is reserved, usually, for an item that is a variation of an already existing invention  - milk jug, vase, salt etc., and possibly items that don't in the main have patent protection?        These new designs were/are Registered with the Board of Trade, and allocated a Registration No., but obviously are not patented as new inventions.           
Quite where the line is drawn between a new design which is simply an artistic/aesthetic variation, and something that is considered an improvement on the original invention, and thus more suitable for patenting, I've no idea. :)   

P.S    email now sent to the V. & A. requesting details of origin of the suggestion of James Powell as maker.           Their automated reply comments that they intend to reply within 30 days.   
Anne, you have this Mystery as solved on GTS. Maker - Phönix Glashüttenwerk
Paul keeps mentioning the word design. Can I just point out that that a patent doesn't protect a design. It protects an invention, which is a solution to a specific technological problem and is a product or a process.
Glass Trinket Sets / Re: GTS Mystery #27
« Last post by Anne on October 15, 2017, 05:28:36 PM »
Thanks Jayne, I spotted that last night and forgot to go back and sort it - I've moved it out now. I've also relocated a couple of other images - one of which was a m/s #27 candlestick shown with other pieces in the m/s #163 album - the colour looks like a spot on match, so that might give us another clue as to who made both sets if we can find a catalogue entry for either. 

Also, m/s #027 has three different candlestick styles shown with other pieces, so perhaps these were (as the late Bernard Cavalot was wont to say) mix and match sets depending on what the retailer wanted to offer for sale?

PS sorry I forgot to mark the dead link above as merged, Paul.  :-[
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