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Offline Jim Sapp

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H.G. Richardson - Tartan Rd-46498
« on: March 15, 2007, 09:33:09 PM »
Hi,
 
I was preparing items for our Club's fairy lamp auction and came across this unusual and distinctive pinch work pattern.  It is the first I have seen like it.
 
http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Fairylamp/Temp/Tartan_Rd-46498_Richardson.jpg
 
The feet are applied much like "wish bone" pattern but with a pinch work design.  The "pinch work" is surrounded by a thick "ear lobe-like" border.  Very unusual.
 
The pinch work is on the base of a fairy lamp bowl acid etched "Tartan Rd 46498"  The design was registered by H.G. Richardson on April 1, 1886, very early in the "fairy lamp era".   I thought I would pass it along to see if any one has other examples of this type of pinch work.  Or, additional information on "Tartan ware"
 
Jim
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Re: H.G. Richardson - Tartan Rd-46498
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2007, 01:30:45 AM »
Jim — Most interesting.    Richardson's name for this ware, "Tartan", is new to me.   It is pleasing to see that it matches the registration particulars so well (Gulliver p.264 / Thompson supplement p.29).   Was the mark acid-stamped or handwritten?   ... and does "Tartan" appear as TARTAN or Tartan?

As for the pinchwork feet, I have tried to see them with an applied trail around the edge, but I can't, at least not in your photographs.   They look to me just like thick pinchwork, deeply impressed with the half daisy or scallop pattern.  I've noted the seven petals for future reference.   What is the width of each impression?

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Re: H.G. Richardson - Tartan Rd-46498
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2007, 04:40:16 AM »
TARTAN is in all caps.  Each "scallop" is approximately 5/8" wide but varies somewhat.  The pattern is on both sides.  

Following is a link to a view of the top of the feet.  It looks like the "pinch work" might have been done before the "ribbon of feet" was applied.

http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Fairylamp/Temp/DSCN9946_small.JPG


 

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