lovedecanters

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I collect decanters, but I also collect a lot of other stuff, but mainly glass. Not sure exactly how many decanters I have, but hundreds. My parents had a number oI collect decanters, but I also collect a lot of other stuff, but mainly glass. Not sure exactly how many decanters I have, but hundreds. My parents had a number of decanters that he acquired from various places, they are modern and I never thought much to them. Then I visited my in-laws and they had antique ones which I thought were great but also thought they must be really expensive. If you are a careful buyer they are not expensive at all and there are lots of bargains to be had, especially as they are so unfashionable. If you have to collect something pick something no one else wants. My other piece of advise that relates to where I went wrong, pick something smaller than decanters. I now have a non-commercial web-site about antique decanters and glass where I am trying to put up information in a more systematic way. If you are interested it is: www.lovedecanters.co.uk (Read more)

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Irish Decanter - Bottlesin Bottles
Irish Decanter - Bottlesin Bottles
A Cork Glass Co. Irish Decanter - Bottlesin Bottles
Irish Decanter - Bottlesin Bottles
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B. Edwards of Belfast Irish Decanter - Bottlesin Bottles
B. Edwards of Belfast Irish Decanter - Bottlesin Bottles
Conical Shooting Stars Decanter - Bottlesin Bottles
German Pink and Ivory Decanter - Bottlesin Bottles
Dimpled and Trailed Decanter - Bottlesin Bottles

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  1. I don't recognise this decanter, but looking at the stopper peg I don't think it is UK manufacturer. My guess would be Czech, as the design doesn't seem strong enough for it to be Scandinavian. I wil...
  2. I can give you a rough stylistic chronology of the early ones. The tapered decanters with a egg and dart meander and scale cut necks should be the earliest ones and are probably very early for decan...
  3. Ivonne, thank you so much, the only other decanter that I have that is vaguely this shape is definitely French, so I was obviously making too bit a resumption. And no matter what my wife thought, I t...
  4. Never seen this before, but really nice style. Feeling jealous.
  5. Wrong, this is a middle eastern piece. It is a water bottle for carrying on a camel. They made them over a long period of time. Could be a hundred years old, could be 250 years old. At auction they s...
  6. Do not strip the paint it is the original ebonising laquer, it is supposed to like this. It looks like a Christopher Dresser design and if you strip it you will be devaluing it. This is not art nouvea...
  7. The layout is similar to Scottish chests of the period.
  8. Jewels1900, I have loads of glass reference books and auction catalogues. If you post them I will try and ID them for you. I have 5 different kinds of wrythen dimpled decanter, but I know there are ...
  9. The one on the left is John Walsh Walsh. They called this patterning Opaline Brocade. They started doing this kind of work in the late 1890s.
  10. This might be John Walsh Walsh, as the only place I have seen this oyster type moulding in on their glass. It was clear glass, but John Walsh Walsh did also produce a lot of vaseline glass.
  11. I have loaded a picture from the book, The Glass of John Walsh Walsh 1850-1951, Eric Reynolds (ISBN 0-903685-74-4). and you can see it is the exact same pattern. I have both of the Whitefriars books ...
  12. No, I don't think these are Whitefriars, they are not in any of the books, and I haven't seen them in any museums with Whitefriars collections either. I have a couple more wrythen decanters with dimpl...
  13. The book Decanters 1760-1930 by David Leigh, lists a decanter from this service as being circa.1900. I have seen so many of them around I suspect they were churned out over at least 20 years, so I th...
  14. This might be Stuart Crystal. They did glass with thick green threads like this and I have one of their decanters with similar silver pouring lips.
  15. Really nice. If you plink it (carefully) with your finger nail, they have a nice metally ring to them.
  16. I daren't count my decanters, as then I can quite honestly say I don't know how many I have. I don't know anything about EAPG cake stands, but just for you I will load up the monster grandaddy of the...
  17. I know exactly how you feel. It breaks your heart when old beautiful things are needlessly broken, because some thinks glass is very strong.
  18. Your beer glass has the wrong date, it should be 1780-1800. That is the good news, the bad news is it looks like the foot has been trimmed. When they stopped folding the feet, they initially broug...
  19. I recognise that cross hatch pattern on matte etched background. This is an Irish bucket bowl glass from approximately 1820, probably made by Cork Glass Co. I have a decanter that would go with it. ...
  20. Wow, you hit the nail on the head. Amazing. Thank you so much, the 6th January 1800 seemed such a random date. I couldn't find anything in US history for that date. This is so cool. History is brill...
  21. Yes, Whitefriars had their own makers mark for the small items like tops they made. They are extremely rare. The last decanter I saw with one was about 7 years ago and was for sale for £3,000, but i...
  22. Very nice. I haven't seen this before so I don't think it is UK. This colour was more popular in the 20s & 30s.
  23. Lovely original decanter design. I have two of these one smokey and one clear. Jealous yours still has the label, I have never seen that before.
  24. Yes they are lovely. I also have quite a few of the mother pearl stoppers. ALthough I added these the decanters were never ground for stoppers so would have started life with ones like this or very ...
  25. Thanks for the messages, in real life is looks more delicate.
  26. Some of my glass is 250 years old and there appears to be absolutely no deterioration in it's fabric. If any kind of chemical were leaching out of the glass, after 250 years you would have expected i...
  27. Very nice find. Two colour ribbon trail is more rare than the one colour ribbon trail but the "blue on sea green" is the more common of the 2 colourways. The 9030 pattern was designed in 1935 and pr...
  28. Sorry Fran it has no marks what so ever. We have some Siamese cats too and the aren't marked either.
  29. Classic material, classic design
  30. This is my third Braun alarm clock. The first one I bought when I was at school, about 1978-9 and was bigger than any I saw when I looked on eBay. Unfortunately that one died when my bedside lamp me...
  31. You would be surprised, some of my books demonstrate how some of the fantastic effects are achieved, and some almost make you laugh. They are so Heath-Robinson. I was reading about Monart and it show...
  32. I am looking at this and wondering how it is done. The leaves look natural, so maybe real leaves have been pressed onto white glass or something. Possibly coloured powdered glass blown at leaf shaped...
  33. A lot came back changed from WWI. On my Dads Mums side, 5 brothers went, 2 were killed and one disappeared not long afterwards, so they really only got 2 out of 5 back.
  34. Tiffany was a very prestigious art glass manufacturer, but does now make more normal wares. As this is US, I am not really up on what it is worth, but if it is like the UK, all marked glass by good m...
  35. The patination on yours looks like bronze to me and if you look at the close up photo on the one in the museum it also have the same criss-cross pattern on it. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/43941229
  36. Manddmoir, Have you seen one of these before, as I have never seen it before. Most of the attributed case decanters I have seen that come from the same period this appears to have are Stevens and Wil...
  37. Really like it. Really want it. Not that I have a Napoleon complex or anything.
  38. Ones like this were made by the Romans and it would be nice to get a better view of picture on it, to see what style it is. The Roman ones do tend to look more factory made than yours does though.
  39. Not Roman, Chinese. It looks real but unfortunately the Chinese are genius at forging old bronzes, so it probably isn't. If the frame it is in is relatively modern then it is more likely it isn't re...
  40. I have seen a stopper like that somewhere. I've looked in some of my books without luck, if I see it again, I will let you know.
  41. Loumanal is probably right it looks Italian to me. They are skilled at making extremely impractical pieces of glassware.
  42. From the period labels I have, the 3 main spirits at this period were, Brandy, Rum and Gin, although you often see Gin labeled as Hollands. Whiskey was a bit more rare.
  43. It reminds me of my holidays in France, it looks like Quimper pottery.
  44. Great looking book. The embossed cover is beautiful.
  45. My father was a farm boy from County Durham and was drafted in 1956 into the Durham Light infantry. He was then shipped out to Jamaica and at some point was switched to the Duke of Cornwalls. At some ...
  46. My father started his army career in the Light Infantry in the 1950s, and from what he told me, they were psyched up to charge like crazy men and by the time they got to their objective would have bee...
  47. I like the simplicity of the pre-war Whitefriars glass vases, with low to no cutting, no fancy chemistry tricks. It's all about simple design effects and good shapes, the Webb Gay series glass goes w...
  48. Thanks everyone for liking this. I know its not a decanter, but it is one of my favourite things and I think I only paid about £15 for it.
  49. Nope, I'm afraid it's a Gay one. lol. I have amethyst and green ones of these int he ripple pattern that we actually use, that I need to dig out of the kitchen and photograph.
  50. Stillwater, the thing you should know first is, my father-in-law didn't give them to us, he made us pay cost for them. Seeing as they had been sitting in his stock since 2002, I am a little surprised...
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