Dating english glass

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The diamond-shaped English Registry mark, was used by the English patent office since 1842 to identify pieces of English pottery, porcelain, and other products. The mark has the Roman numerals "IV" at the top of the mark if it is for a ceramic. Marks registered from 1842 to 1867 have a letter at the top of the diamond.

Marks registered from 1867 to 1883 have a number instead of a letter at the top of the diamond.

W10477 Superb rare Georgian ship's claret jug, the lip cut with horizontal prisms, the neck cut with vertical broad flutes cut across with two bands of horizontal prisms, the conical body cut woth broad flutes. Matching hollow blown fluted flat-topped stopper cut with a star. W1533 A very rare, possibly unique Georgian gilt bronze decanter wagon holding two large Georgian decanters cut with vertical broad flutes over a band of diamonds and a band of horizontal mitre flutes over basal vertical mitre flutes. Each coaster consists of a row of portrait medallions below a beaded rim and are mounted on four fancy wheels. In the early 19th century, bounce was supplanted in fashionable circles by maraschino, the favourite drink of the Prince Regent.10524 Beautiful George V silver-mounted decanter cut with notched broad flutes over emblazoned swags of tabled diamonds and fine diamonds, on four notched splay feet. The silver mount with basal foliate collar hallmarked W10458 Beautiful Edwardian decanter set comprising a conical decanter and six conical glasses all decorated in the 'Roman' pattern with two bands of tesselated hexagonal facets separated by fine prisms below broad flutes.

If Georgian drinking glasses aren’t what you are looking for then, from time to time, you’ll find eighteenth century candlesticks, decanters, jelly glasses, kitchenalia, oil lamps, sweetmeats, taper sticks, wine bottles and other items.

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We hope they will enable you discover more about the types of glass products that you are interested in collecting, or help you to identify a glass item you have come across.

Please note, we are well aware that there are some gaps, for instance, we don't have much on French or American glass, this is simply because, as glass dealers in the UK, we don't come across that much of it, so we don't have many pictures with which to create a guide.

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