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Posted 4 years ago


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Help! I can not find any information about these glasses. I have quite a bit of them and they are different, aperitif glasses, cocktail glasses that are pinched and such. Thank you if you can help me in any way!

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  1. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    What do the bottoms of the tumblers look like? Any sign of being hand blown, markings, anything?
  2. glassgirl glassgirl, 4 years ago
    No markings, they are flat. :) The mystery remains. I am still looking though. Thanks!
  3. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    I looked for a while today. I couldn't find anything! If you find any info, post it. I'm interested to see where they came from and who made them.
  4. glassgirl glassgirl, 4 years ago
    Thank TIKIRAY! You are sweet. I appreciate you looking. I must have done at least 7 hours of searching hahahahaha.
  5. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    You're welcome. I'm still looking, when I take a break from studying physiology. It's bugging me that I can't find anything even close to your glasses!! If you're planning on selling them, I suggest not doing so until you know what you have. If there is a large bookstore near you like Barns and Noble or Books-A-Million you should go look through some books to see if you can find anything. You said your mother bought them in Venice in the 50's, so maybe look at some books on Italian glass. They could have been a "common" or "inexpensive" design over there, but over here you just don't see them. I'm at a loss! Please let me know if you find anything!
  6. glassgirl glassgirl, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the sage advice! You are so nice. :) No, I will NOT be selling them. OMG I use them at parties from time to time they are so cool.

    I could not find them in any ITALIAN VINTAGE sites or anything. My mother seems to think they are from Murano Venice but I looked up Murano and nothing! Oh well. It is fun to figure it out. Actually I am thinking of taking it to an appraiser they may find out.

    Good luck on studying!
  7. flyn100, 4 years ago
    Possibly Blenko?
  8. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Thanks! Studying is SO much fun. I'm glad you're not selling them, they are too cool to get rid of! Maybe a glass appraiser can hunt down the origin of them, if so... let me know!

    fly... I've searched blenko and can't find any connection between them and these glasses.
  9. glassgirl glassgirl, 4 years ago
    DARN! Thanks flyn. I will let you all know if I can come up with something.
  10. flyn100, 4 years ago
    The pinched sides is a property of Blenko. The color is more of a calcite, used by Stevens & Williams England.
  11. flyn100, 4 years ago
    tikiray; voice your own opinion before shooting someone else.
  12. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    There are other makers that use the pinched sides. Russel Wright, Pilgrim and Cambridge are a few.
  13. glassgirl glassgirl, 4 years ago
    I am beginning to feel that this was an artists interpretation of American glasses. These were made in Europe so they may have just been a random attempt at copying American glasses. Who knows hahahaha. At this point none of us are having any luck.
  14. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    You might be right glassgirl! Regardless, they are obviously not common because we can't find anything even close to them. You're lucky to have them!
  15. glassgirl glassgirl, 4 years ago
    Thanks! This is fun. I am glad to have met you on here you are most helpful as well as Flyn100. :)
  16. pickergirl10, 3 years ago
    I have one sherbert glass that looks a little similar to these. It is a rich goldish yellow with a similar stem. It does have the starburst design on the bottom. I haven't ever been able to find anything like it either. I was hoping one of you guys knew.
  17. glassgirl glassgirl, 3 years ago
    Thanks pickergirl! So far it is a no go but a fun mystery indeed.

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