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Offline mhgcgolfclub

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Davidson Pearline Bowl / basket
« on: March 20, 2007, 08:54:26 PM »
I thought I put this on the GMB, as far as I think it looks like Davidson yellow pearline, but in a shape I have not seen beforeso I could be wrong, you see a lot of the 2 handled and 3 handled novelty baskets etc, this one has 4 small handles, the base looks like Davidson and it also has the 6 little ribbed lines as do some of there other items, its not in any of the old pressed glass books I have , interested in any comments
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Re: Davidson Pearline Bowl / basket
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 09:00:48 AM »
Hi Roy,

I'm not sure this is a Davidson piece. I have encountered a number of posies, creams etc in this pattern which are not illustrated in the Pottery Gazette adverts and which I have not been able to cross reference to known pattern numbers from the 1886 inventry and the Pricing Committe records.

Unless this can found in another manufacturers catalogue, then I think the best one cans say is 'maybe by Davidson'

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Re: Davidson Pearline Bowl / basket
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2007, 11:28:33 PM »
Roy
The color is consistent with Davidson for the time period it was made and I was always led to believe it is a Davidson piece.  I have this exact dish.  The feet, the concentric circles on the underside of the feet, are all consistent with Davidson.  While that is not proof, and I have no catalog pages to prove it one way or the other, it would be safe to advertise is as 'most likely Davidson', which would get your search word in the description.  I have also seen the swirl piece with 3 handles, two handles, and no handles, and all of them have the concentric rings on the underside of the feet, as do similar other pieces that are known to be Davidson.  Hope this helps.  Oh, and whether it has 2, 3 or 4 handles, I have seen different shapes that it was bent into after it was pressed.  This naturally means that there are collectors looking for all the different shapes a particular piece was made into.  This particular 'bend' is a bit tougher to find than others with 4 handles.


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Re: Davidson Pearline Bowl / basket
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2007, 06:35:11 AM »
Thanks chris and Dave

I agree with what you both say, I had not seen the pattern in any books or catalogs but the similarity seems very high with the concentric rings on the foot and around the bowl, as you both say likely to be Davidson

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Re: Davidson Pearline Bowl / basket
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2007, 11:31:17 AM »
Roy

Chris Stewart's stated clearly "maybe by Davidson", not "likely to be Davidson".   And Dave than said "most likely Davidson".

So we have two different point of views that cannot be combined as "likely to be Davidson". It might be better to include a link to this thread if listing on eBay. With a comment that "an attribution to Davidson has been considered but no conclusive evidence yet found" - this will provide the keyword for searchers and also expand awareness of the discussion. That might in turn lead to evidence of manufacture being uncovered.
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Re: Davidson Pearline Bowl / basket
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2007, 12:01:42 PM »
This piece intrigues me. It is so very similar to the "novelties" shown in the 1891 and 1893 Pottery Gazette ads for Davidson's Pearline (Slack "English Pressed Glass" p 74 and Stewart & Stewart "Davidson Glass" p 82). Similar feet, similar concentric rings around the top, similar ribbed pattern, similar colour of glass and so on. The difference is that the ribs are twisted/swirled and the pieces in the Pottery Gazette ads have one, two or three handles, but none are shown with four handles.

How tall is it, Roy? And are the little handles moulded or applied?
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Re: Davidson Pearline Bowl / basket
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2007, 01:06:58 PM »
Glen — Interesting.   The tiny handles are similar to those on the two-handled "BASKET, 240" shown in the PG advertisement shown in Stewart & Stewart.   However the ribs on this basket are clearly vertical, and I cannot think of any reason why a 240 four-handled basket would be so dramatically twisted.   Why should Davidson make a four-handled basket so differently from their two-handled basket?

There seem to be two explanations.   Either Davidson did make a similar twisted rib range, about which as yet we have no documentary evidence (the possibility of a retailer exclusive springs to mind, amongst others), or it's not Davidson.   Either seems quite possible.

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Re: Davidson Pearline Bowl / basket
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2007, 03:28:27 PM »
Hi

Thanks for all that information, firstly it is one of a pair the other one leans slightly , I will be selling them and I will include a thread to the GMB , to be honest I paid too much for them  , but I thought they would be intersting as I had not seen this pattern before and thought they may or may not be Davidson and would put them on the GMB to see what comments were made
They both stand approx 2.5" tall and the handles are moulded not applied you can see mould lines running through handles
Another piece I think is Davidson again very similar to the 261 pattern but with a wavy rim
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Re: Davidson Pearline Bowl / basket
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2007, 03:41:28 PM »
Thanks for the extra information, Roy. The diminutive size of your little piece is another tick in the box for similarity to those items known to be Davidson's.

A spill vase with ruffled rim is shown in the Davidson's ad from the 1893 Pottery Gazette shown in Slack (ref. in my post above).
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