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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Hi all,
    I've had 5 of these glasses in my house for years i don't even remember where they came from. I am pretty sure it's crystal judging by the beautiful sound they make, but that's all i know about them. Any more information would be very appreciated and helpful. Thank you!

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    1. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Just an update...after some extensive internet research, it looks like these glasses are done in a quite laborious needle etching technique which was used in early last century before glassware makers started to use more advanced techniques for glass etching. I still have no clue about the maker of these glasses, which is probably almost impossible to identify.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      They are beautiful Anna. I can't help you ID just say the design looks at least early 20th century to me. Delicate.
    3. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Thank you, racer! I don't think IDing them will be possible considering they were made for "common folk", but i sort of enjoy this detective work, so if i dig anything out, i'll post it.
    4. Gillian, 5 years ago
      I think they would look amazing if your were to clean them. Warm water, dish soap, and wash one at a time while holding on to them. Good idea to put a towel or a face cloth in the bottom of the sink in case one drops. Warm water rinse.
    5. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Thank you Gillian, i was hoping no one would notice =P
      I will definitely do this once i have a place to display them. Currently all my "treasures" are sitting in boxes waiting for the room to be finished. Thank you for the great advise on the towel. I always thought that glass should be rinsed in cold water to properly remove all traces of soap...was i incorrect?
    6. Gillian, 5 years ago
      Wow - I'm kind'a impressed with myself. Just found this on line, and it follows my advice - I did good! Except the part about the vinegar. Just wash one and take a picture to post here - pleeeeeeese.

      Crystal glasses, ornaments and pieces should not be washed in the dishwasher since they are at risk of damage from the high heat and harsh detergent. Here’s how to wash them by hand…

      Keep Crystal & Glassware Sparkling With These Tips

      Fully line the bottom of a sink with a dish towel or two, then fill with warm water and Ivory dishwashing liquid (or your favorite mild detergent). Wash one glass at a time.
      Rinse with a solution of 3 parts warm water and 1 part vinegar.
      Dry with a soft cotton cloth and return it to its place.

      This process does a good job of giving a sparkling, spot free result. If pieces are dirty or grimy, you can rub dirt gently with a soft cotton cloth or a very soft bristle toothbrush.


      It’s important to always use just-warm water, not hot. And never rinse with cold water. Extreme temperatures can cause cracks or breakage.
      Instead of using the vinegar and water rinse solution above, you can also try a splash or two of ammonia in warm water. This also helps fight cloudiness and spotting on your glassware.
      Only wash crystal and delicate glass that is first at room temperature and don’t fill with liquid or beverages until the pieces have returned to room temperature after cleaning.
      Allowing to air dry encourages calcium, mineral deposits and hard water buildup that can eventually cause the glass to become cloudy. Always dry with a soft, clean cloth.
    7. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      wow, Gillian, thank you for such an expansive step-by-step description. I'm now excited to see what it will look like! I'll do one over the weekend following this method and will post the pictures. The warm/cold water temp difference totally makes sense considering how delicate they are. Thanks again!
    8. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Gillian, washed glasses are uploaded =) what a difference lol thanks for encouraging me to do this, and thanks to this website for inspiring me to do the research on them. The ugly ducklings that have been kicked back and forth between upper shelves of kitchen cabinets and an attic have turned into swans and been promoted to a safe and secure storage until they can be prominently displayed. Still no idea on the maker, but a similar pattern appears in the 1912 catalog of Bryce company.
    9. MyFavoriteTreasures MyFavoriteTreasures, 5 years ago
      Oh wow, big difference; beautiful!
    10. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Thank you, MyFavoriteTreasures! I agree =)
    11. Gillian, 5 years ago
      I can see swags and bows in the pattern, which I've look for with no success.
      Now we need TallCakes.
      They look wonderful, very different and attractive.
    12. Gillian, 5 years ago
      Swags and bows/ribbon needle etched sherbert or champagne.
    13. TallCakes TallCakes, 5 years ago
      ditto on the ribbon-swag-drape-needle etch; looked at a couple place but didn't see a match. Maybe bulbous-wafer stem champagne/tall sherbet.
    14. Gillian, 5 years ago
      TallCakes can you help please? It would be very much appreciated.
    15. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      I almost broke my eyes after spending two days on the glassware replacement site scrolling through hundreds of patterns, to no avail. I really do appreciate all your help, Gillian and TallCakes!!

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