Star of Edinburgh bowl, basket and bell from about 1955 Edinburgh Crystal was a cut glass manufactured in Scotland between 1867 and 2006, and was also the name of the manufacturing company. I can send you photos if it would help. All items in very good condition. Maybe this might be of interest for you. All are used apart from the ice bucket which is as new but in good condition I might have boxes in the loft but am not 100% sure. We have old catalogues here but without physically seeing a decanter it is not eay to identify, as the shapes are normally very similar the cutting just varies. The lower temperature required for making leaded crystal makes it easier for glassmakers to craft decorative configurations in crystal glasses such as intricate cuts and angles with sparkling refractions.
. Hope this helps a little. Alternatively, visit your public library to find books and reference guides that contain photos of antique crystal stems. As well as the thistle shape some of the tumblers were also available in more traditional rummer shapes. Unfortunately, at the moment I am in the process of selling my house and my glasses are packed in a box. If you take your stemware to an antiques dealer or appraisal service, bring along digital or printed images; some appraisers will look at emailed photos or faxes to begin the process.
Since then we have been waiting for positive news on the fate of the Edinburgh Crystal brand. Kind regards, Keith Hello Keith. Copyright ©2007, 2011 F Andrews. Are these genuine crystal, or seconds? Visit the library reference section and compare the printout of your crystal pattern to the designs in their reference books. At this time the brand was discontinued. Royal Scot was set up 1987 by Malcolm Sergent who was formerly a Chief Executive of Edinburgh crystal so he knows a thing or two about Crystal. The last retail price of Scottish made decanters ranged from £100 to £300 for Thistle and the outsourced decanters from £50 to £100.
I would be appreciative if you could advise, perhaps from your old catalogues: a which Edinburgh design decanter would most closely match these glasses? Copying with consent is free except for website or book use which will be charged individually, or not, dependant on the owner of the rights. Most antique crystal has an etching, symbol or sticker made by the company that manufactured it. Dear Ruth, I have spoken to a couple of people better qualified than me on Edinburgh Crystal. On 26 July 2006 the Edinburgh Crystal Glass Company Ltd went into administration. It hosted around 100,000 people, each year, who could see how the glassware was made and speak with the Master Craftsmen. Crystal stemware was manufactured for hundreds of years by a large number of manufacturers in a great many patterns, all of which make it difficult to identify.
Maybe this might be of interest for you. Our favorite Edinburgh Thistle pieces are the peach melba as well as the cordial glass. The point you make about sizing tolerances has long been an industry issue, along with bubbles and so called small imperfections. I also have several Galway crystal items in presentation boxes:-Flutes with golfer, happy birthday,and engagement, wine goblets, 2 decanters. Take a digital image of the crystal pattern, along with any names or trademarks, and upload it to your computer. Hopefully what is left of the industry in Stoke-on-Trent may benefit. This is the most beautiful cystal I have ever seen and you have to be very, very special for me to even be able to view them never mind use them.
This lead content gives crystal its signature qualities, contributing to its strength and weight. Why are some stamped with Made in Edinburgh whilst others are not? I hope you find these interesting and I look forward to hearing from you. Most of the items feature a bowl that is rounded on the bottom and that gets larger toward the top. Alternatively here is a link to the decanters we have available. I have the box for the glasses but not the box for the decanter. Some collectors will do the research for you for a fee.
Without the stamp it is classed as seconds. If this is not suitable for yourselves I wonder if you could suggest somewhere where I can sell them. If this is not suitable for yourselves I wonder if you could suggest somewhere where I can sell them. Save the image for future use and then print it. If you're starting or adding to your collection, be aware of the differences between crystal stemware and regular glassware. Additionally, when light passes through true crystal, it produces a prism effect or soft rainbow. She has worked as an information specialist in education and as a professional floral and display designer.
In March 2011 I have finally been advised that there are now no plans to keep the Edinburgh brand nor to supply the best selling patterns under any brand. Under no circumstances can text and images be re-packaged for commercial use. Crystal is a high-quality glass made with lead. Since then I have been searching the internet. Why keep the Edinburgh brand, well if the management of Waterford searched on the Internet they would find that there are over 10,000 Global monthly searches for the Edinburgh Crystal brand which is very respectable. Enlarge the pattern and the trademark so you can see the finer details.
They are still in the original tissue paper and have the original labels on each glass. Its two subsidiaries, the Caithness Glass Company Ltd and Selkirk Glass Ltd, continued to trade. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications and journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. Do you have access to a retail value on the tall Hurricane Lamp? Rights are managed by , France. They are all in absolute mint condition and clear, I hope that you find them of some value and can you could give me any advice to where best I can sell them. All text and images on this site are copyright as shown. With thanks Amanda Dear Amanda, From the limited records that I have, Edinburgh Thistle was first introduced in 1896.
Any information about the glasses would be very gratefully received. For instance, Edinburgh crystal has oval cuts separated by crisscrossed cut lines, while Waterford is distinguished by faceted prism-shaped stems with decorative cuts along the bases of some of the glasses. Stuart crystal used to do a Braemar cut that had a plain diamond cut with a horizontal band of small diamond cuts above it. Hi Ruth there must be a mistake ,I am selling Edinburgh Thistle Crystal for a rather eccentric Scotsman who has arranged his own funeral and needs to raise the money to pay for such ,the gentleman used to deal with these products, and what I have are Items he still has 59 pieces to be exact. Can you give me an indication of their cost and the best place to sell these items. I have not been able to find any information on the Edinburgh Braemar design.