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Glass / Help identifying Ships Decanter
« Last post by Kail008 on Today at 08:52:18 AM »
Hi all

Just wondering if anyone would be able to help identify this decanter.
It's definitely hand cut, obvious imperfections in the design, no visible watermark or acid etch.
Topper seems to be original, has a "25" scribed into the base of the topper and base of the decanter.
There is a 16 point star at the base and each point seems to be even when I run my eye down suggesting each point was mitred in a single run.

The story behind this I've been told by my mother is it was my parent's wedding gift back in the early 80's given to them by a group of accountants, workmate of my father who were all very much into crystal glassware. Didn't come with a box but he was apparently incredibly excited about it.

I'm trying to see if there is more stuff in this style as I'd like to track down matching glasses, so far all I can find is a whiskey decanter in the same design/pattern but it has no information regarding it origin

Thanks
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Help identifying Ships Decanter
« Last post by Kail008 on Today at 08:49:56 AM »
Sorry, just seen I posted this in the wrong place
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British & Irish Glass / Help identifying Ships Decanter
« Last post by Kail008 on Today at 07:29:31 AM »
Hi all

Just wondering if anyone would be able to help identify this decanter.
It's definitely hand cut, obvious imperfections in the design, no visible watermark or acid etch.
Topper seems to be original, has a "25" scribed into the base of the topper and base of the decanter.
There is a 16 point star at the base and each point seems to be even when I run my eye down suggesting each point was mitred in a single run.

The story behind this I've been told by my mother is it was my parent's wedding gift back in the early 80's given to them by a group of accountants, workmate of my father who were all very much into crystal glassware. Didn't come with a box but he was apparently incredibly excited about it.

I'm trying to see if there is more stuff in this style as I'd like to track down matching glasses, so far all I can find is a whiskey decanter in the same design/pattern but it has no information regarding it origin

Thanks
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Glass Paperweights / Re: possible Scottish weight for ID.
« Last post by KevinH on Yesterday at 06:39:50 PM »
Sorry for the delay but I was side-tracked by things - and then the weather got too hot to think properly.  8) ??? ::)

Hopefully, extra points over the weekend.
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Glass Reference Websites / FYI - Molineaux Webb website being updated
« Last post by neilh on Yesterday at 05:17:47 PM »
I don't think this quite qualifies as news so I will put it here.

The upgrade from old to new google sites can no longer be put off (my site would have been archived next month) so I have pressed the dreaded "convert" button and now I'm going to have to spend all weekend fixing the pictures and text, the pics having shrunk to the size of a postage stamp in most places. Bear with me whilst I repair it.

The only link change is on the homepage
The old one will now give a 404 error
https://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home

So you now want
https://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/the-history-of-molineaux-webb
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Davenport patent for ornamenting glass
« Last post by flying free on July 22, 2021, 08:14:28 PM »
Yes I do.  Will take a look.  I knew about the method (read into it on querying the engraving on the Queen Vic uranium bowls)  but thanks for adding the info :)
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Davenport patent for ornamenting glass
« Last post by Paul S. on July 22, 2021, 08:01:12 PM »
there is a gorgeous rummer showing in Timothy Mills book 'Rummers - A Social History Told In Glass' showing an example of his invention - pp. 48/49 - and detailing the method of Davenport's method of decorating glass.     In precis it was to do with covering the glass object in a glass paste - this was then scraped away to leave the desired pattern, then fired to fix the design.     Seems to have been too costly and time consuming to be commercially viable.        Assume m, that you do of course have a copy of Tim's book.
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