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Glass / Re: Burtles and Tate Glass Swan? ID Help
« Last post by Paul S. on July 21, 2021, 01:08:09 PM »
I'm inclined to agree with that suggestion.
Glass / Re: Cut glass, floral engraving, metal rim, star cut base, Art Nouveau.
« Last post by Paul S. on July 21, 2021, 01:05:16 PM »
and what is that John  -  EPNS or Sterling or ..............   ;D
Glass Animals & Figurines / Signature Id please on cat - ID = Licio Zanetti
« Last post by bat20 on July 21, 2021, 12:58:41 PM »
Hi , anyone recognise this signature on a possible murano piece ??thanks .
You find a similar colour and patina on some arts and crafts metalwork.

Vase with similar form and size here:

Something about the leaves on this stunning vase, maybe wishful thinking:

That's true, perhaps the collar was just glued on top somehow.
I think the silver collar would have been fitted to a raised neck. Perhaps it got broken off and the neck was then ground back to make a vase. Pity the silvers missing as it could have given you a date and complete they fetch good prices  :(.

Unfortunately this one wasn't exactly a car boot sale find. Odd though, I would have thought if they were grinding it, they'd grind out the chips around the rim as well?
Glass / Re: Burtles and Tate Glass Swan? ID Help
« Last post by neilh on July 20, 2021, 06:12:34 PM »
The current thought on the Burtles Tate swan is that only the registered ones are Burtles Tate. Many companies made their own, some look very close to BT. With such a small item, it is inevitable.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Pressed frosted custard cup
« Last post by neilh on July 20, 2021, 06:07:29 PM »
This is rather good timing as I have just returned from a few days in Manchester doing density testing on my collection that was marooned there, including the custard cup, and it gave a value of 2.57g/cc which is too low for Molineaux Webb, and it's probably northeast. Doh!

Your fragment looks like a star flare on the bottom of a bowl or plate, with GK surround, difficult to tell from a small piece, I do not recognise it.

My thoughts on design plagiarism is that local copying was rife in British Glass, more than northeast / northwest copying. No hard and fast rules though!
British & Irish Glass / Re: Honey pot ?
« Last post by bat20 on July 20, 2021, 12:17:25 PM »
There’s a tiny bit on them here,they seem to have links with other European glass makers ?
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