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Stuart Glass

First guesses on this unusual threaded, diamond optic compote/tazza were either Stevens & Williams or Webb, but it turned out to be a Frederick Stuart design at the Red House Glassworks, shape 3890, circa 1882. The company became Stuart & Sons a few years later. Attribution, however, only cleared up one mystery. The big mystery is just how some of the color effects and optics are achieved.The compote has a diamond optic pattern that's probably molded in since the glass seems too thin for an air trap design. As far as I can tell, color of both the body and the threading is cranberry, although others with similar items have claimed the threading on theirs is amber. Somehow, all of this adds up to a copper sheen that shifts as you move the compote. The compote itself with just the diamond optic and rigaree would be a lovely item, but it's loaded with special effects that still avoid being gaudy. Identifying this item required help from multiple people in multiple groups, and while there are similar threaded items from other companies, these "fully loaded" versions from Stuart/Red House appear to be uncommon at least.

Frederick Stuart glass tazza Frederick Stuart glass tazza, bottom photo

Price: $175 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Size: Height is about 7". Condition: excellent with no damage and no repairs. Even threading is undamaged. Of course, all our sales are fully guaranteed.

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Hand Made, Cut Bowl, Ruby Stain

This bowl is excellent quality and has a lot of work involved, but it's unmarked, always a bit frustrating. The glass itself is hand made with Cut and Stained Glass Bowl base shotruby-stained panels with cross-hatch cutting plus floral cutting. The gold in the floral cutting is well-worn, which often happens, but this is a beautiful piece of work, and I really wish that I knew who deserved the credit. I've seen similar ruby and crosshatch work on German glass, but I've seen floral cutting much like this in design and execution on French and American glass. Best guess is early 20th century.

Glass bowl with floral cutting and ruby stain Glass bowl with floral cutting and ruby stain, bottom photo

Price: $95 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Size: Height is about 5" and diameter about 10". Condition: excellent with no damage, no repairs...fully guaranteed.

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Libochovice Vase

This pressed glass vase is by the Czechoslovakian glass company Libochovice, also spelled Libochovicke and dates to Libochovice Glass vase Czechoslovakiaaround 1930. It has a flattened form with a different heavily embossed heron or crane image on each side. The background is satin, while the images are clear. This example also included ormolu decoration around the rim.

Libochovice glass vase Libochovice glass vase, bottom photo

Price: $95 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Size: Height is about 9". Condition: Excellent with no damage and no repairs. All sales are fully guaranteed.

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Beaumont Glass

I don't know why Beaumont Glass isn't better known. This vase and base would generally be called opaline, but the company name was Ferlux. The flared vase features a hand painted heron and rushes decoration. This item isn't overwhelmingly hard to find even with the base and painting, but what makes this one stand out from most is the condition of the painting. There are some worn spots, but overall it's unusually good given how this type of "silver" painting tends to disappear. Date is early 20th century.

Beaumont Glass Ferlux vase Beaumont Glass Ferlux Vase and Base, bottom photo

Price: $125 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Size: Height of the vase is about 6". Vase and base together reach about 9 5/8". Condition: Excellent with no damage and no repairs, just unusually minor wear to the silver. All sales are fully guaranteed.

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Ruby Glass Bottle with Cork

This over-sized novelty bottle is a strong ruby color with narrow panels in the neck and a modified snail or scroll pattern mold-blown in the square body. The cork stopper adds an extra funkiness. The maker is unknown, but the best guess is the Empoli area of Italy, perhaps the Empoli company. Looking for someone with a sense of whimsy. Best guess on date of origin is 1960s.

Large Ruby Glass Bottle Large Ruby Glass Bottle, detail Large Ruby Glass Bottle, bottom photo

Price: $75 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Size: Height of the bottle itself is 16", and with the stopper, it's an eye-catching 20" tall.". Body is about 7" per side. Condition: is very good. There's a bit of cork missing on the corner, which could be post-production or the nature of the cork. As happens with ruby, there's some burn-out in the color around parts of the body, a blackening of the color. Of course, all our sales are fully guaranteed. All sales are fully guaranteed.

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Opaline Glass Vase

This French Opaline glass vase is of fine quality and unusual size and shape, not what you find most often in Opaline. It was probably part of a mantel set originally. Coloring is soft yet rich, and the glass is filled with tiny, irregular seed bubbles. Date of origin is no later than the late 19th century but could be significantly earlier. (And it's priced assuming circa 1890.) The pontil is small and unfinished. Coloring makes it hard to see, but there's an extensive wear ring on the bottom...from actual age. The glass is fairly thin and light, elegant. While Opaline is not hard to find, especially later items, this is an uncommon, older piece, not a recent import.

Opaline Glass Vase Opaline Glass Vase, bottom photo

Price: $95 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Size: Height is about 12 1/2" with a maximum diameter of about 4 1/4". Condition: Excellent with no damage or repairs. All sales are fully guaranteed.

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Holmegaard Bottle

These bottles are generally attributed to Holmegaard, and this shade of green would fit that attribution. They tend to be called glug-glug or kluk-kluk bottles....because of the sound they make when liquid is poured.

Holemgaard Glug-glug bottle Holemgaard Glug-glug bottle, bottom photo

Price: $65 plus shipping and insurance. Shipping will depend on location. Contact us for a quote. Size: Height about 9 1/4"; diameter about 3 1/4". Condition: excellent with no damage, no repairs...fully guaranteed.

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