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I collect uranium glass, Mdina glass and paperweights (mostly)!


  1. I think most moulds were metal. Woods burns away too quickly and you cannot get detail but even metal moulds deteriorate with time for less crisp moulding. The quality of the moulding on the glass dep...
  2. Interesting; I see what you mean. I wonder what caused the marks.
  3. Iridescence is created by applying metal salts to hot glass, so can't be sponged or brushed. It's probably slightly inadequately sprayed so you can see the passes
  4. They are definitely not bulb vases. They are probably life lights and made by Welz or Harrach perhaps. Life lights were lit on a child's birthday and used oil and a wick. There is a little information...
  5. Nice. I have this and these
  6. I'm sure they would too. Both the name and the body text are much more traditional fonts that on the Welz labels
  7. Good research. Are there examples of the Royal Art Glass Co. labels, because these Welz labels use an unusual font?
  8. The blue and the fine ribbing are very Kralik too
  9. I'm afraid they are modern, new and Asian, possibly Chinese. Variants pop up in every "antique" centre and all over ebay
  10. Does this help
  11. There are bound to be weight variations with handmade glass, as the glass gobs are measured by eye, which is a pretty good way of doing things but lacks precision. It's only the dimensions that are me...
  12. Nice one, but I think I'd need more than the shape of the Bambus vase to say Kralik. This has a very distinct and quite large foot. The Bambus vase doesn't
  13. More likely to be Scarborough where the boat was registered. One website claims he was an expert on the East Cost fleet...
  14. The feet are thicker... Sun purpling in the UK often looks greyish because we don't have enough sun but clear glass that sits in regular direct sun light (say for 30-40 years here) will purple if it c...
  15. Cute. Violets is a possibility. I wonder if the glass is actually sun purpled - the shade of purple would suggest that.
  16. The border looks very Loetz like
  17. Bohemian rather than English IMO, possibly Kralik
  18. It was just something Dirk said a while back.
  19. A German glass collector (Dirk Dreps) was also working on the theory that the hexagonal shape is a Welz marker, but I don't know how far he got with this. Craig?
  20. Tiny vases are often listed for violets in the old catalogues
  21. That probably rules out Walsh; it generally rings like a bell
  22. Looks like it could be Walsh Walsh to me. Does it have a very good ring when flicked?
  23. Or perhaps just Italian but not Murano, and probably not vintage IMO
  24. I wonder if it's Leerdam
  25. Nice one. I have this relative
  26. And here is one with green uranium trim
  27. If it's threaded (Loetz), you are unlikely to feel the threading on the inside; if it's moulded (Kralik) you will feel the threading on the inside
  28. Good find. It's not pate de verre of course.
  29. Which bit(s) are UV reactive and in what way please Lee?
  30. The carnival glass folk believe the glossiness/satination of the iridescence is temperature related. Iridising affects the surface layers of the glass so the glass must be very hot. Satination/frostin...
  31. Bulb vases have to fit bulbs and their roots, so yes their shapes are informed by bulb forcing, but this vase and the Rindskopf ones were not made as such and are totally unsuitable for use as such, t...
  32. Almost certainly remounted. An original mount would have been silver
  33. It's neither a hyacinth vase nor a crocus vase; you'd never get a hyacinth in and it's too big at the top for a crocus. The Rindskopf "hyacinth" vases aren't bulb vases either. I edited The Curious H...
  34. Some say coca cola for the rust or raw onions
  35. I'm just catching up on Craig's posts but would like to reply to Vintagefran re bulb vases. The pedestal vases are not bulb vases for two reasons: the top is too wide to hold a bulb and the bowl is to...
  36. Nice one Jim. You can check if it's Webb by shining a UV light on it. If it glows bright green, then it's Webb
  37. Thanks for your facebook help earlier. I can answer who made the "Twisted" Verre Moiré" aka: "Twisted Nailsea" and Clarke's model 212 fairy lamp, c. 1890. See here and scroll to the end http://www...
  38. OK, not fire polished but blow moulded
  39. It's still blown, even the lid. And yes it has had some post blowing finishing. The rim on the bottom part will probably have been fire polished. It's a hand produced factory item. Blowing and pressin...
  40. Mould blown items can and do have seams. Any sort of mould has to open to extract the item unless it is a very simple flattish item like a plate or a shallow bowl. Seam marks are removed either by rot...
  41. It's not pressed; you cannot press anything that is narrower at the top because you cannot get the plunger out. It is possible to hand work pressed items to narrow the top a bit but that has not happe...
  42. I thought Josephinenhütte was in Polish Silesia at that time
  43. Yes but did Butler Bros only import from Kralik?
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