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Offline david31162

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Early Powell ??
« on: March 03, 2005, 11:02:30 PM »
I've no real idea how to describe this. The only thing ive seen like it is early Powell/ Whitefriars. But Ive been told its not that.
It has a ground foot ring (is that the right term?).
I can't measure it right now as its in the attic - at a guess its 20cm wide. No marks , no sign of pontil. It just looks and feels well made.

Any ideas welcome. Thanks


Offline Bernard C

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Early Powell ??
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2005, 08:33:11 AM »

I believe that this particular style of foot is uncommonly found in positively attributable British glass of this type, and that it usually indicates a Bohemian or other mainland European origin in such glass found in Britain.   A British attribution cannot be completely excluded.   The shape is not usually associated with American glass.

I find it impossible to believe that any professional glassmaker or apprentice at one of the top British glassworks such as Stevens & Williams, John Walsh Walsh, or Whitefriars would have left the foot in this way to be finished by grinding.

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Offline david31162

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Thanks for the replies
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2005, 08:46:12 PM »
Thanks for your ideas about the origin of the glass.

Offline sph@ngw

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Re: Early Powell ??
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 05:05:29 PM »
Why notpost it on www.Whitefriars.com. There you have fellow collectors and a most amazing site on this great and much missed factory!They even have a voting system and I recall seeing someting similar1 the smoke colour does not look quite Whitefriars to me but could be photo or made on a day of poor colour! It happens in the best factories, so I am told by our batch mixer when he makes a mistake!

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Re: Early Powell ??
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 06:11:10 PM »
A bit pointless as it is not british.
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