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 dad has a number of deI 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 dad has 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. (Read more)

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  1. 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...
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. Thanks for the messages, in real life is looks more delicate.
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Sorry Fran it has no marks what so ever. We have some Siamese cats too and the aren't marked either.
  9. Classic material, classic design
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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
  16. 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...
  17. Really like it. Really want it. Not that I have a Napoleon complex or anything.
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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.
  21. Loumanal is probably right it looks Italian to me. They are skilled at making extremely impractical pieces of glassware.
  22. 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.
  23. It reminds me of my holidays in France, it looks like Quimper pottery.
  24. Great looking book. The embossed cover is beautiful.
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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...
  31. You have really put the effort into researching this glass. I should put the effort into photographing all my Gay glass and loading in here. It's a promise.
  32. Yes please, and show the signature. Now all we need is a box.
  33. This is a Thomas Webb vase. It is from the Gay series of glass vases and this pattern is called Venetian Ripple. It was designed in the 1930s, but continued to be made post war. If you check out my...
  34. Good news, I now quite certain that this is Whitefriars. I went to the Museum of London a couple of weeks ago and they have quite a big collection of Whitefriars glass and in amongst the Whitefriars ...
  35. I should load my Keith Murray decanter in sympathy. You knew I would do that.
  36. I have a runner carpet that I bought in 1990 that is covered planes, tanks, guns etc.. I never thought about it as a collectible, I just though, cool. I should photograph it for this too.
  37. Looks like an oriental shape and the finish looks Japanese. Stunning little piece.
  38. He is beautiful (Siamese mix), but he can be a real bad boy. Sometimes he thinks he can intimidate me, the fact that I weight 200lbs and and he weights 10lbs, has got nothing to do with it.
  39. Thanks, afterwards I was dreaming that the decanter wasn't broken when I picked it up, but I think that was my subconscious having wishful thoughts.
  40. I have never anything like it, the designer must have been tripping when he thought this one up.
  41. The first question is; is it reproduction? One quick way to tell is to look for handling marks. The interior looks to be unwaxed, so one place you would expect there to be handling marks is on the t...
  42. These look like fittings to go in a box of some sort, like a tea caddy. If they were vases I would expect the interior be more worn due to the standing water and cleaning them after use. The lack of...
  43. You might also want to know that that particular George Smith was a notorious duty dodger. There is a really good book on English flatware and there is one of his pieces shown where he has stamped hi...
  44. You might also want to know that when you see initials in that configuration the item is often a wedding gift. For example, it might be something like John + Mary Fenwick, or some such.
  45. It looks like an English pre war design. It's not Whitefriars, it might be Webb. Examine the base very carefully against the light, it might be marked.
  46. A really cool set. Whoever designed this, ate the design book for breakfast before sitting at their drafting table. I haven't seen anything like it, so I am pretty certain it is not English. Lookin...
  47. They used to serve rum, hot water and sugar in rummers and the cover keeps it warm. The sugar would come in a solid crystalline cone shaped lump, they would break pieces off, put it in the hot water ...
  48. Yes I am interested, but I don't know how to contact you directly, and you should know that I live in the UK, so it might not be cheap, to send anything.
  49. Aaarrrgghh, the radiation from it is burning right through the Internet! It's a beauty, very elegant.
  50. I don't think this is Thomas Webb as the cut rim wouldn't be right for them. You may wish to look closer to home at a company called Mt. Washington as they also produced diamond quilted satin ware. ...
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