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Glass / Re: Fairy light
« Last post by NevB on July 19, 2021, 07:17:38 AM »
Have you tested it with UV light? The whole piece or just the clear rim could be uranium glass. It could be by one of the Stourbridge makers.
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Glass / Re: Iridescent floriform-ish glass vase - Bohemian (Kralik?)
« Last post by AdrianW on July 19, 2021, 12:30:10 AM »
Thanks Sue - unfortunately that link takes me to the main page of the Kralik site? Would it be possible for you to link the relevant page; if not, could you give me instructions as to how to find it?

FWIW I've already posted a link to Rindskopf Corrugated on that site:
http://kralik-glass.com/rcorrugatedarray.html

Was that the link you're were trying to post? Or have you found something specific about Rindskopf shapes?
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Glass / Re: Cut glass, floral engraving, metal rim, star cut base, Art Nouveau.
« Last post by AdrianW on July 19, 2021, 12:26:23 AM »
thanks Adrian - when we're discussing a piece from an unknown maker, and have an absence of positive info, we tend to be rather speculative about its history - though we have to start somewhere and speculation can be useful.      You may well be correct about an earlier date for this one - most mid C20 cut vases don't have metalwork like this, so that could be a pointer to perhaps 1930 - 1940, and your comments about the quality of cutting might also suggest an earlier date.         You might suggest to your friend to rub the collar with a silver polish cloth and see if there's a response similar to silver - though that's not going to help of course with attribution for the glass.    In fact the metal might be something like a chrome finish which can also turn dark with time.        Hope you do get a sudden positive recollection for ID - take a pencil and paper to bed, and hadn't realized that you'd not seen this in the flesh  -  handling most things can be of massive benefit.    This might be British, could also be German or Czech perhaps  -  I hate to be pessimistic but am not holding out too much hope, and unfortunately, there are very few folk here who come forward on occasions like this for cut glass.    best of luck.

Thanks Paul; as you say it's a long shot - but it's always worth asking, just in case a magician comes along ;)

My gut says British, and early 20th century, but I have very little to back that up!

Agreed, handling it would be very helpful...

FWIW the mount is apparently pewter.
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Glass / Re: Cut glass, floral engraving, metal rim, star cut base, Art Nouveau.
« Last post by AdrianW on July 19, 2021, 12:22:25 AM »
The shape looks very Stourbridge,Tudor, Stuart or even maybe Brum Walsh.1930's. The rim looks odd. Do you think it could be a repair to hide damage to the rim? I will post a pic of a few a bit later on.

Thanks Chris! FWIW I don't think the rim is to hide damage, because (as Paul has mentioned) the rim appears to cut-in to fit the mount?
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OK, I took this down to clean it, and I noticed something interesting about the structure of it that I hadn't noticed before.

The interior of the bowl is flashed with opaque white glass, but the main body is formed of a layer of clear glass, and then the red and white cameo layers are placed on top of that clear glass. The cameo is then cut into those top two layers. The clear layer is fairly smoothly finished, unlike my Webb vases.

So - thin white opal flash inside, clear body glass, overlaid with red flash and white flash layers into which the cameo has been been cut. Very delicate engraving on the cameo.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Angus & Greener on Trimdon Street, Sunderland
« Last post by madweasel on July 18, 2021, 07:56:19 PM »
Hi all,
It's great John that you are now able to post some results of your dig. I think it was you who asked me about Waltons.
(Maybe an autocorrect changed "French/Walton" to "French/Watson"?)
I am away from home at the moment so can't look out my paper files on the Waltons, to engage with the topic, but will pick it up when I get home.
If any of the Sunderland glass is from the time Waltons had it, it would be the first glass I have heard of that's been found. There's bound to be some under the garage in Newton-le-Willows (Lancashire) which stands on top of their long-standing site there but who knows when that would ever be excavated. Waltons made glass on that site (N-le-W) from early 1870s to about 1900 - exclusively, apart from a brief period of a year or so before they started. (From memory, until I can open my files again.)

Hi Sally. I wonder if you are close to your Walton records? I am still confused as to his status with regards the flint works in Trimdon Street in 57/58. I see that he was facing money difficulties in the middle of the 1850s (various Durham Chronicle articles 1855-6), declaring himself bankrupt which probably led to the sale of the Haverton Hill works to pay his creditors (although I reckon he was fleeced by his accountant). But then his trail goes cold. Yes, he is reported in a trade directory as being a 'manager' of the Trimdon Street works but that might not confirm him as proprietor. Do you have confirmation of the latter?
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Honey pot ?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on July 18, 2021, 07:54:54 PM »
This is Christine's, which is Leerdam.
http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=1986

Does your have the little "landing pad" at the front door?
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Glass / Re: Frosted decanter.
« Last post by cagney on July 18, 2021, 07:54:15 PM »
  This technique of grinding well documented concerning lamp shades from 1820s 1870s in U.S.A. Occasionally on lamp fonts as well. The term used in early advertisements are "rough" or "roughened". This technique not often seen on tableware in my experience. A similar use of grinding was used as a low cost substitute for engraving usually seen on pressed glass dating c.1860s.

  Pictured is a cut glass compote probably 1860s with ground decoration usually seen on pressed glass of the same period.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: WALSH Sunshine Amber Tumblers
« Last post by NevB on July 18, 2021, 07:34:54 PM »
Paul, having looked with a magnifying glass at the marks on my goblets one is the same as the photo on P50. and the other is like the one on P40. so it's very confusing. Thanks Sue for the information about Sunbeam Amber.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: WALSH Sunshine Amber Tumblers
« Last post by Paul S. on July 18, 2021, 05:42:40 PM »
quote from reply No. 5, re Thomas Webb   ...  " I have a set of six (all marked) of their Sunshine Amber from the Gay Glass range (as per the link)"  ............  not quite correct, unfortunately.
The Thomas Webb Gay Glass range included a uranium/yellow coloured version and was called 'Golden Amber' - not 'Sunshine Amber'   ..............   mind you, with all these Sunshine/Ambers/Sunbeams around, it's not surprising mistakes occur.      No idea as to whether Webb or Walsh were first with this u. coloured effect in tumbler  -  possibly Walsh, but that's a bit of a guess.
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