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Murano & Italy Glass / Re: Uranium Sommerso Stem Vase.
« Last post by chopin-liszt on July 22, 2021, 02:46:05 PM »
I agree with your attribution completely.
But you know I'm useless at Italian glass.  ::)
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Murano & Italy Glass / Uranium Sommerso Stem Vase.
« Last post by NevB on July 22, 2021, 01:54:43 PM »
This is a 29cm. stem vase of the fairly unusual blue/turquoise in uranium green colour. No label or signature but I assume it's by Galliano Ferro. Glows really well under UV.
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Glass / Re: Burtles and Tate Glass Swan? ID Help
« Last post by Paul S. on July 22, 2021, 09:05:01 AM »
thanks Anne  -  I was thinking more as to whether the information that David supplied to you had come verbally from a glasshouse or perhaps in writing from same.     Many folk say many things, some of which is well founded, and some of which is perhaps less so  -  some info may have a more restricted use.    I might speak to Ray Slack and see if he is aware of this situation, though have to say believe he was working more from an academic point of view rather than in contact with glasshouses. 
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Glass / Re: Clear and blue/white opaline cased glass
« Last post by Paul S. on July 22, 2021, 06:49:49 AM »
;D  thanks.   -  this piece has done well for a varied amount of descriptive association  .............  flower frog, opaline, vaseline, custard.           This one would obviously hold custard, but then most shapes with a cavity of sorts would do the same so seems zero mileage in that direction.            How are we qualifying the use of the word opaline  -  it isn't simply opaque coloured glass.
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Glass / Re: Burtles and Tate Glass Swan? ID Help
« Last post by Anne on July 21, 2021, 10:56:55 PM »
Hi Paul, the info re the four moulds was in an email from the late David Watts to me as part of a conversation we had about trinket sets and the Century Glassworks.
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Glass / Re: Clear and blue/white opaline cased glass
« Last post by Anne on July 21, 2021, 10:21:33 PM »
There are two definitions for custard glass in the glass world - one is a glass item for holding custard, the other is a type of glass as described in the Glass Encyclopedia here http://www.glassencyclopedia.com/custardglass.html - hope that helps. Neither definition seems to apply to the item in this topic though! :)
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Glass / Re: Clear and blue/white opaline cased glass
« Last post by Paul S. on July 21, 2021, 09:05:56 PM »
 ;D ;D
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Glass / Re: Burtles and Tate Glass Swan? ID Help
« Last post by Paul S. on July 21, 2021, 09:02:48 PM »
agree, interesting comments - are we aware if the source of that information was verbal, or is there written provenance.     Have to say I've never seen that suggestion in any of the pressed glass books I've owned.    Multiple moulds would be a practicable approach when the demand was high, but then again the act of pressing a piece was over in a matter of seconds almost, and the piece might then have gone to the lehr leaving the mould free for the next gob.     It could be that for more utilitarian wares that were the staple of a manufacturers wares and which were needed in greater quantity this situation was beneficial, but for novelty items required in small numbers then possibly not so important.           I'd still come back to the issue that for a Registered design of which a company was careful to protect, why would they have some moulds with a Reg. No., or diamond, and some without  -  but then I'm guessing too, and would be good if we have something in writing to substantiate this idea. :)
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Glass / Re: Clear and blue/white opaline cased glass
« Last post by bat20 on July 21, 2021, 09:00:58 PM »
Happy for the heading to be changedÖ.Donít think itís the only mistake on the ste 😂😂
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Glass / Re: Fairy light
« Last post by bat20 on July 21, 2021, 08:53:08 PM »
No ,the clear rim refuses to glow, the base is thicker with a milky texture and the top is thin with frosting, all to do with getting the best out of candle light I would guess.
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