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British & Irish Glass / Re: Pair of Marbled Sowerby Vases for show
« Last post by agincourt17 on November 09, 2018, 11:47:53 AM »
Thank you, Roy.

Sowerby pattern 1286 (shown on page 5 of pattern book IX, 1882). I believe the registration date is indeed 29 October1877 -Parcel 9, putting it into the RD bundle 315664-674, but I'm not sure which exact one it is.

I have only seen one example before (also in purple marbled glass) - see photo.

I will try and post the pattern book picture later today.

Glass Paperweights / Re: Perthshire?
« Last post by msiscoe on November 09, 2018, 11:26:31 AM »
Many thanks for your help...

British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby glass Vase RD6481 for show
« Last post by agincourt17 on November 09, 2018, 11:21:46 AM »
Thank you, Roy.

This is an uncommon pattern in any colourway. I've only see the occasional example (and then only in purple marbled glass).

Oldřich Lípa : sheet music on glass.
Oldřich Lípa : partituras sobre cristal.
If an item was damaged or in some way not up to scratch I do not believe it would have been signed in that fashion. Harris was not in the habit of routinely signing his name to his work. John's bottle looks like a finely executed example (in a very scarce colour), I imagine MH signed it because it was up to scratch and he was proud of his work.

The bottle in the following link makes for an interesting comparison, it was damaged during production and kept by the Harris family for many years. The top was left rough ground and it remained unsigned, leaving that top rough implies to me that they were trying to hide nothing:,57727.msg327377.html#msg327377
Hi John,

I don't know if this is will help shed any light on things - or confuse things even further -  but I have a Mdina strapped glass bottle vase that I have always suspected may have been cut down, however mine looked as though it had been done with a hacksaw! I have since seen two other examples of the same bottle that appear to have been cut down just like mine, as well as examples of complete ones like the one in your photo. I suspect that this may have happened in the factory and they were sold on as seconds, unless there are some seriously clumsy people out there who all have a hacksaw to hand. Like you say, someone has done a seriously good job if it has been restored when glass restorers seem to be as rare as hens teeth!

At the end of the day you have a lovely vase with the addition of the master's signature and that is a find in itself. ;D
Glass Paperweights / Re: Two more which I cannot identify
« Last post by Lustrousstone on November 09, 2018, 07:23:54 AM »
I'd go with what Alan says  ;)
Glass Paperweights / Re: Two more which I cannot identify
« Last post by paperweights on November 09, 2018, 06:20:55 AM »
Actually, the second one appears to be Japanese to me.  It probably dates from around 1970.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Perthshire?
« Last post by tropdevin on November 08, 2018, 10:23:40 PM »

I would say 100% Murano.

Glass / Re: White studio glass vase with pink & green stripe, signed Paul M?????
« Last post by Tigerchips on November 08, 2018, 08:56:31 PM »
Think this might be Selkirk glass and the signature for Paul Miller. I have a paperweight which i believe to be Selkirk and the signature seems to match up.

His style as well...

Can i rub the pencil marks off now?  ;D
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