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Tony H:
Hi Everyone
I have just got this piece today and I am not sure what it is for, my first choice was for a Flower Center (frog!!) there are no marks, has very good detail, smooth satin finish.
Has anyone seen this one and can help with ID.

Tony H.

Bernard C:

Looks like Jobling "Crinoline Lady" # 2597 by Etienne Franckhauser, Rd. No. 799632 of 23 Jan 1935, listed in the 1937 trade catalogue in green, blue, amber and pink, satin finish.  Usually sold with matching block, floating bowl # 2596 Rd. No. 801662 of 30 March 1935, and jet plinth.   The set's very high factory gate trade price of 9/3 may explain its rarity.

The bowl is an elegant low curved shape.   The plinth is similar to the large version found with other Jobling sets, but, if my recollection is correct, it has a reversed fitting, i.e. a raised central area around which the footring of the bowl fits.

I think both Sunderland Museum and Broadfield House Glass Museum have examples in their collections.

I sourced from Baker & Crowe.

Bernard C.  8)

Tony H:
Hi Bernard
Thank you for your help, have a look at this link  this is from a Jobling catalogue sometime in the 1930s

Crinoline Lady No 2596/7 does this mean there are two lady's as you give the No 2596 as a floating bowl, and my lady is not like the one in the catalogue, also what does the flower block look like.

Who are Barker and Crowe.
Tony H

Baker & Crowe: A Collectors Guide to Jobling 1930s Decorative Glass

Bernard C:
Thanks, guest.

Tony, that image you have put up is the picture from a 1937 or later trade catalogue, also reproduced in Baker & Crowe, with all the text replaced by an abbreviated version.   Why someone did that is a mystery to me!   It cannot be for copyright reasons as the 1937 catalogue came out of copyright at midnight on Dec. 31 1986, assuming its launch in time for the season starting Christmas 1936.   Its reproduction in Baker & Crowe does not change its copyright status.

Images in the Jobling trade catalogues are just artist's drawings, not photographs, and so vary in quality and accuracy.  That is why I started "Looks like ...", in case it is not a Jobling crinoline lady.

I was going to suggest that you contact the two museums with your query, but that seemed like a fairly obvious next step, so I felt it unnecessary to say so.

Please let us know how you get on.

Bernard C.  8)


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