Glass Identification: Signatures + Markings

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Shown below are signatures and marks found on glassware from various countries.

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Italian Murano Glass Signatures & Markings


Archimede Seguso:

Archimede Seguso Murano signature.

"A. Seguso Murano" signature.

A. Seguso Murano signature.

"A. Seguso Murano" signature.

Archimede Seguso Murano signature.

"Archimede Seguso Murano" signature.

A. Seguso Murano signature.

"Archimede Seguso Murano" signature.

Archimede Seguso Murano signature.

"Archimede Seguso Murano, for Permasteelisa" signature.

A. Seguso Murano signature.

"Archimede Seguso Murano, for Tiffany & Co" signature.


Venini:

Venini Murano Made in Italy acid stamped signature.

"Venini, Murano, Made in Italy" acid stamped mark.

Venini Murano Italia acid stamped signature.

"Venini, Murano, Italia" acid stamped mark.

Venini Italia 80 signature.

"Venini Italia 80" signature.


Other Murano Signatures & Markings:

Salviati acid stamp.

"Salviati" acid stamp mark.

Seguso Vetri d'Arte signature.

"Seguso, Murano" Seguso Vetri d'Arte signature.

V. Nason signature.

"V. Nason" signature.


Scandinavian Glass Signatures + Markings


Ekenas:

Ekenas signature by John-Orwar Lake.

"Ekenas, Sweden, J. O. Lake" signature by designer John-Orwar Lake, with pattern number.

Ekenas signature by John-Orwar Lake.

"Ekenas, Sweden, J O Lake" signature by designer John-Orwar Lake, with pattern number.

Ekenas signature by John-Orwar Lake.

"Ekenas, Sweden, J. O. Lake" signature by designer John-Orwar Lake, with pattern number.

Ekenas signature by John-Orwar Lake.

"Ekenas, Sweden, J O Lake" signature by designer John-Orwar Lake, with pattern number.


Flygsfors:

Flygsfors signature.

"Flygsfors" signature, with year date '58.

Flygsfors "Coquille" signature.

"Coquille" signature for Flygsfors Coquille range.


Holmegaard:

Holmegaard signature by Per Lutken.

"Holmegaard" signature with 1960 date and "PL" monogram for designer Per Lutken.

Holmegaard signature by Per Lutken.

"Holmegaard" signature with 1961 date and "PL" monogram for designer Per Lutken.

Holmegaard signature by Per Lutken.

"Holmegaard" signature with "PL" monogram for designer Per Lutken, and pattern number.

Holmegaard signature by Michael Bang.

"Holmegaard" signature with "MB" monogram for designer Michael Bang.

Holmegaard acid etched signature by Peter Svarrer.

"Holmegaard, Peter Svarrer" acid etched stamp/signature.


Humppila:

Humppila Finland signature.

"Humppila, Finland" signature.

Pertti Santalahti signature (for Humppila).

"Pertti Santalahti" signature (designer for Humppila).


Iittala:

Iittala embossed mark.

"Iittala" embossed mark.

Iittala embossed mark.

"Iittala" embossed mark.

Alvar Aalto embossed mark for Iittala.

"Alvar Aalto" embossed mark for Iittala.

Timo Sarpaneva initials signature for Iittala.

"TS" initials signature for designer Timo Sarpaneva, on Iittala item.

Kaj Franck embossed mark for Iittala.

"Kaj Franck, Iittala" embossed mark.


Kosta Boda:

Kosta signature.

"Kosta" signature, with pattern number.

Ernest Gordon signature for Kosta.

"E Gordon" signature for designer Ernest Gordon, on Kosta Boda item.

Bertil Vallien signature for Kosta.

"Boda, B Vallien" signature for designer Bertil Vallien, with pattern number, on Boda item.


Kumela:

Kumela signature.

"Kumela" signature.

Kai Blomqvist signature (for Kumela).

"Kai Blomqvist" signature (for Kumela).


Mats Jonasson:

M J Sweden (Mats Jonasson) signature.

"M J Sweden" (Mats Jonasson) signature with pattern number.

M J Sweden (Mats Jonasson) signature.

"M J Sweden" (Mats Jonasson) signature with pattern number.


Orrefors:

Orrefors signature.

"Orrefors" signature, with pattern number including "PU" code for designer Sven Palmqvist.

Orrefors embossed mark for "Fuga" range.

"Fuga, Orrefors" embossed mark for 'Fuga' range.

Orrefors signature.

"Orrefors" signature.

Orrefors signature.

"Orrefors" signature.

Orrefors embossed mark.

"Orrefors" acid stamped mark.


Magnor:

Magnor signature.

"Magnor" signature.

Magnor signature.

"Magnor" signature.


Reijmyre:

Reijmyre Initials signature by Paul Kedelv.

"R-e-59" signature for Reijmyre on 'harlequin' bowl designed by Paul Kedelv in 1959.

Reijmyre Initials signature by Paul Kedelv.

"K" initial signature for Paul Kedelv, with (pattern?) number, on 'harlequin' bowl made by Reijmyre.


Other Scandinavian Signatures & Markings:

P Strom (Per-Olof Strom) signature on Alsterfors vase.

"P. Strom" (Per-Olof Strom) signature on Alsterfors vase.

Dansk Designs Ltd embossed mark.

"Dansk Designs Ltd, JHQ" embossed mark. JHQ are the initials of the designer, Jens Harold Quistgaard.

Hadeland mark.

"Hadeland" mark.

Riihimaen / Riihimaki acid mark.

"Riihimaen Lasi Oy, Finland" acid mark.

Strombergshyttan signature.

"Strombergshyttan" signature.


British Glass Signatures + Markings


Caithness:

Caithness acid etched marking.

"Caithness, Scotland" acid etched mark on "Goldrush" paperweight.

Caithness acid etched marking.

"Caithness, Scotland" acid etched mark on "Journey" paperweight.

Caithness acid etched marking.

"Caithness" acid etched mark.


Davidson:

Davidson embossed lion + crown trademark.

Davidson embossed lion & crown factory trademark logo.

Davidson embossed lion + crown trademark.

Davidson embossed lion & crown factory trademark logo, on half pint glass.


Monart / Vasart / Strathearn:

Strathearn embossed mark.

Strathearn embossed factory mark of "leaping salmon" logo.

Vasart signature.

"Vasart" signature.


Sowerby:

Sowerby embossed peacock trademark.

Sowerby embossed peacock factory trademark logo.

Sowerby embossed peacock trademark.

Sowerby embossed peacock factory trademark logo.


Thomas Webb:

Thomas Webb acid etched marking c. 1936 - 1949.

"Webb, Made in England" Thomas Webb acid etched mark, c. 1936 - 1949.

Thomas Webb acid etched marking c. 1950 - 1966.

"Webb, England" Thomas Webb acid etched mark, c. 1950 - 1966.

Thomas Webb acid etched marking c. 1966 - 1980.

"Thos Webb, England" Thomas Webb acid etched mark, c. 1966 - 1980.


Wedgwood:

Wedgwood acid etched marking.

"Wedgwood, B / 1" acid etched mark.

Wedgwood acid etched marking.

"Wedgwood, England" acid etched mark.

Wedgwood acid etched marking.

"Wedgwood, England" acid etched mark.

Wedgwood acid etched marking.

"Wedgwood" acid etched mark.


Other British Signatures & Markings:

Dartington acid etched marking.

"Dartington" acid etched mark.

Liskeard embossed factory logo mark.

"LG" Liskeard Glass embossed mark.

Langham acid etched marking.

"Langham, England" acid etched mark.

Royal Brierley acid etched marking from Studio range.

"Royal Brierley Studio" acid etched marking from 'Studio' range.


Czech / Bohemian Glass Signatures + Markings

Mstisov acid stamp.

Mstisov acid stamp factory mark.


Maltese Glass Signatures + Markings


Gozo:

Gozo signature.

"Gozo Glass" signature.


Mdina:

Mdina signature.

"Mdina" signature.

Mdina signature.

"Mdina" signature.

Mdina signature.

"Mdina" signature.

Mdina signature.

"Mdina" signature.

Mdina signature.

"Mdina" signature.


Mtarfa / Valletta:

Mtarfa signature.

"Mtarfa" signature.

Mtarfa signature.

"Mtarfa" signature.

Mtarfa signature.

"Mtarfa" signature.

Mtarfa signature.

"Mtarfa" signature.


Phoenician:

Phoenician signature.

"Phoenician, Malta" signature.

Phoenician signature.

"Phoenician Glass, Malta" signature.


German Glass Signatures + Markings

IG (Ingridglas) initials signature.

"IG, 3078" Ingridglas initials signature with pattern number.

IG (Ingridglas) initials signature.

"IG, 3080" Ingridglas initials signature with pattern number.

Schott Zwiesel acid etched marking.

"Zwiesel, 1872" acid etched mark.


Other Glass Signatures + Markings

Sabino, France marking.

"Sabino, France" signature.

Val St Lambert marking.

"Val St Lambert" mark.

Val Saint Lambert signature.

"Val Saint Lambert" signature.


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