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February 2017 Update - Blue Cherry Antiques

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February 2017 Update - Blue Cherry Antiques

February has been a busy month with lots of new items added to the Blue Cherry Antiques online store.  To see all our latest items click the link below to view: https://www.bluecherryantiques.co.uk/collections/blue-cherry-antiques-new-items One of our latest items is an interesting piece of early 20th century glass from Moser.  It uses the oroplastic technique which Moser developed around 1910, likely taking inspiration from Val St Lambert who are credited with inventing the process around 1905.  The technique involves cutting the pattern using acid, then gilding the resulting design.  The example we have also features a textured ground.  The oroplastic style is...

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Can you use Antique glass?

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Can you use Antique glass?

One of the questions often asked by customers is whether antique table glass is suitable for use. The answer, in general, is yes - with care.  Unless the glass is crizzled due to a faulty mixture of ingredients, or badly chipped most pieces can be used.   So what do you need to be aware of?  Firstly the process of annealing the glass (reducing internal stress during production) was not as accurate as it is today.  As such antique glass can be more vulnerable to thermal shock (shattering with sudden temperature changes).  Due to this antique glass should only be washed...

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Now - Blue Cherry Antiques

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Now - Blue Cherry Antiques

The re-branding as been completed, and the site has completed it's transformation into Blue Cherry Antiques. The website has also been updated to make it easier to use and navigate, the categories have been simplified and now most items are presented in date order so it is easy to find our latest stock. Many thanks to all our customers. Chris

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New antique arrivals for June

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New arrivals this June include a Georgian ale glass with rare turquoise rim, a set of Edwardian lace twist wine glasses and a lovely early 20th century Chinese carved stone box.  Keep a look out in the respective categories.

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New for April, Bristol Green Glasses

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Fresh in this month we have five Bristol green wine glasses from the Georgian and early Victorian periods.  Of particular note is a rare cut cylinder knop example which joins a similar example already in our collection.  Collectors looking for other scarce examples will enjoy the Richardsons type hollow knop glass, not overly uncommon in clear or light green, but quite scarce in a Bristol green.  Have a look for yourself here - Georgian Coloured Glasses    

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