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actually just a question - would  Gjøvik be using lead glass?
if so, if mine isn't then would I be right in thinking mine is earlier than this - I think I read that Gjøvik was around from early 19th? (will check dates again now)
Sorry, it's taken a bit of thinking to get back round to something Peter mentioned in the first place -
I'm wondering if mine isn't lead glass then would I be right in thinking that it wouldn't be Hurdals verk or  Gjøvik and therefore might be earlier i.e 18th century and could Nostetangen?

On the other hand I came across this piece written about the 'exquisite' engraving on Nostetangen glass and mine perhaps doesn't quite fit with the engraved pieces I've found online... in terms of 'exquisiteness' of the engraving ?
http://www.gonorway.no/go/noestetangen/history.html


However, this is a picture of an engraved piece close up - mine doesn't look that dissimilar in terms of execution especially looking at the bird ...does it?
http://www.artfact.com/auction-lot/danziger-kelchen-nostetangen-wine-glass,-cup-engr-383-c-4165c79419


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this one is also listed by Bukowski's as Nostetangen - the engraving on mine does not look much different in execution to this I think
http://www.bukowskis.com/auctions/565/643-vinglas-norge-nostetangen-1700-tal
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btw the way for anyone searching in the future the Norwegian term for these appears to be Klunkeflaske :)
new clearer pics attached
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I've happened upon this one which has 1831 engraved on it.  It also has the bird with the wings as far as I can see (pics are not good).  The base pontil mark area is indented to the same degree mine is. 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-WILLIAM-IV-ETCHED-GLASS-PINCHED-GLUG-GLUG-DECANTER-Ca-1831-/281177642223?pt=Antiques_Decorative_Arts&hash=item41777e54ef


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The above should have said
The base pontil mark area is not indented to the same degree mine is. 
And that one looks more square on the shoulders than mine as though it was blown in a squarer mold or something.  Not sure how they are blown to be honest.  So perhaps mine might be a little earlier, but I think nevertheless around that time frame of 1831.

Having had a good trawl around I think the naive style wheel engraved decoration is right for the period of late 1700-first third 1800's?
 I found some glass flasks from Cedersbergs glasbruk which operated around the same time in Sweden (1781-1838 I think?) and the decoration is kind of similar in naivety although not in the actual depiction. I think mine is hops and leaves with the birds.
I have also found a Cedersbergs piece that has birds on it but not been able to find any Bohemian/German pieces with birds on in a similar vein.  So I'm leaning towards it being Scandinavian rather than German as a hunch.
http://www.auction2000.se/auk/w.Object?inSiteLang=&inC=AS&inA=20130424_1354&inO=308
http://www.xn--vadrdenvrd-s5af.se/s/1120951/flaska-glas-markt-1772/

these pieces apparently come from Cedersbergs glasbruk and there is one glass with a flower on that looks similar to the flower on my flask.  Also these are dated around the same period I think?
http://precisensan.com/antikforum/showthread.php?35555-Glasb%E4gare-anno-1831/page2
I'm not entirely sure where this little flask comes from but I think in translation it is possibly Cedersberg glass?
http://precisensan.com/antikforum/showthread.php?18984-Cedersberg

Most of the flasks I've seen that are  these kluk kluk bottles or klunkeflaske seem to originate in Norway and Denmark rather than Sweden, although I understand from what I've read, that they were made in other countries as well?  I've not been able to find any that originated in Germany or Bohemia so far.  The German flasks seem to be Kuttrolf flasks which are a different shape.
I did find this though that I think I understand says they were also blown at Henrikstorps 1700's (scroll down for the shape)
http://home.swipnet.se/~w-37570/glas.htm
and this one
http://digitaltmuseum.se/things/flaska/S-UM/UM40904
which from translation seems to come from
'According Museum Gustavianums directory is the bottle from Lunddal in Skoklosters parish , Uppland.' I don't think that means it was blown there but that was where it was found or given from if I understand correctly.

The only other thing I can note is that the glass on my flask looks good and clear and the pontil mark is polished over the snapped of pontil mark - I think it's also the same on the one I linked to dated 1831. 
 

I don't think it is late enough in the 19th for it to be Holmegaard.

I thought Gjøvik glassverk (1809-1843) Norway, which would match the time frame, the naively etched work and the shape, however I've not yet been able to find a Gjovik piece with the same or similar decoration.

Any leads would be appreciated :)
Many thanks
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mm, just to correct what I wrote above
I came across this discussion which appear to say that Kluckeflasken, klunkeflaske, kluk kluk decanters, were made in every factory in Sweden - if I have translated that correctly into English
post 29
English Translation- 'Another example is kluckaflaskan I mentioned. It an object that almost every glass factory manufactured in Sweden.'
http://precisensan.com/antikforum/showthread.php?18984-Cedersberg/page3

The pic in post 13 shows a glass left hand side,front, with a similar flower engraving to that on the bottom around my flask
http://precisensan.com/antikforum/showthread.php?18984-Cedersberg/page2
http://precisensan.com/antikforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=47884&stc=1&d=1253617411


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I can appreciate the difference in the engraving, but any thoughts on whether mine might have originated in Holland?
Is this identification of the linked one correct?

http://www.janwesterhoven.nl/komt--u--binnen/het-proeflokaal/proeflokaal/zeer-zeldzame-karaf#blV5GtQgsS1uYDX84RZOVw

I'm thinking mine is perhaps not Norwegian based on the shape in that the pinches go very near the bottom leaving not a lot of glass 'flask' space and that doesn't seem to be the norm from what I can find out, with Norwegian Klunkeflaske.

Bohemian pokal with birds on - the feet seem similar to the way mine are done. 
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/5372980

Thanks as always for any help :)
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  Hi,
                 " I can appreciate the difference in the engraving, but any thoughts on whether mine might have originated in Holland? "

  the decanter you link too with description of being Dutch c 1800 is in my opinion probably quite off the mark , Hulstkamp I believe were Gin producers from the mid 19th century till the early 20th in Rotterdam I am sure others will know more accurately there dates , and this decanter appears to have been made for them , were though is any ones guess, I would also say that it is my opinion that the engraving is not typically Dutch , the scenes may be but not the style or quality of the engraving.

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thanks Peter.
I could only find ceramic pieces for them and much later than 1831 from what I could see.

It's a wild goose chase so far as I can see for mine.  Finding one dated 1831 is good but is it possible that was put on after it was made?  since it seems to have initials on the other side of that flask?  or maybe done for the owner?
I don't think it's Norwegian.  I can't find any Scandinavian pieces with the leaves and hops or similar type engraving in any shape even though the engraving naivety fits with the early 19th century feel of some of the Swedish glassworks.  The design of the engraving reminds me of Bohemian roemers from 18 century and I can only find pieces from that period with birds on.
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