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    Posted 6 months ago

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    I couldn't face going into town this morning (too much traffic!) so I went to a local furniture charity shop near me. They always have some interesting bits and pieces too, so I picked up this jug, and a cup and saucer. I think this jug is made of what is known as custard glass - opaque glass that glows under UV light. It could be English or maybe Bohemian. It does have some damage, as I think the smear of pink glass was maybe the amber stem continuing down. I expect it's late 19th century.

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    1. IronLace IronLace, 6 months ago
      It's lovely - what a nice find! I like the two different coloured flowers, that makes it extra special! Yes, I agree, late Victorian, could be Bohemian, but English makers did similar pieces too. The damaged part was perhaps another applied leaf? Doesn't matter, it's still gorgeous for its age!
    2. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 6 months ago
      Looks like a Stourbridge piece 1890's era
    3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 6 months ago
    4. AdeleC AdeleC, 6 months ago
      Thanks Dizzydave, that one on 20thcenturyglass does look like this jug, and thankyou IronLace too. Not bad for a pound!
    5. scottvez scottvez, 6 months ago
      I wouldn't use that site as a final authority on attribution. There is a long history of anything with glass applications being called Stevens and Williams or Stourbridge.

      As ironlace points out these were made in Bohemia as well-- Harrach is a maker that immediately comes to mind.

    6. AdeleC AdeleC, 6 months ago
      I read the site but actually, it also says it could be Bohemian, so I do keep an open mind!
    7. Gillian, 6 months ago
      Hi, The flowers on that site are very different to yours, also has a yellow(?) glass flower with golden glass handle, and glass ring (no that's a bathtub?) 'round the middle, or half way around, and to top it off a glass ring. (Is custard glass more yellowy than this?)
    8. Gillian, 6 months ago
      TMI - U-S?

      If you need someone to look after it over Christmas.
    9. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 6 months ago
      Beautiful piece!
    10. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 6 months ago
      Thats why I used site as reference, It clearly stated it could be either or?

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