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Offline Bernard C

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English canary pressed small tumbler / toothpick?
« on: April 20, 2007, 12:27:25 AM »
Help please.

I've been offered a nice late C19 – early C20 canary / uranium yellow pressed small tumbler / toothpick holder about 3" – 3Β½" high.   The rim is plain with no mould lines.   The lower two-thirds to three-quarters is patterned with a horizontal / vertical square pattern that looks just like you would imagine a Roman housing estate would look if the villas were swept away, i.e. square villa platforms surrounded on all sides by pavement / roadway with a large open drain along the centre of each road.   My first thought was Greener.

The base has a full size multi-pointed star, very Davidson.

No obvious marks.

No photograph.

I've looked everywhere I can think of, to no avail.   Help.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: English canary pressed small tumbler / toothpick?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2007, 02:12:51 PM »
You really do have the most extraordinarily vivid imagination! The flattened villa image had me in stitches--maybe it's because it's late...


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Re: English canary pressed small tumbler / toothpick?
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2007, 06:23:03 AM »
Cathy β€” I have just remembered where I think I saw this pattern, possibly in pearline.   It was probably on John Bell's website, now gone, but which was an excellent resource.

My Roman Villa analogy was inspired by an aerial view of Chisenbury Warren on Salisbury Plain, a Romano-British village settlement along either side of a main street, and in remarkably good condition, having never been ploughed since it was abandoned some 1500 years ago.

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Re: English canary pressed small tumbler / toothpick?
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 02:14:58 PM »
Bernard....here is John Bell's website.  It is still around:

http://www.theglassman.co.uk/

if you find it on his ID pages, please send us a link!

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Dave Peterson
Mr. Vaseline Glass


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Re: English canary pressed small tumbler / toothpick?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2007, 08:55:43 AM »
Cathy & Dave β€” It is Greener, Rd No 182002 of October 30, 1891, and the example shown on John Bell's website (thanks for the link, Dave) under Greener Design ID-1 looks identical to mine, apart from the colour, which is a more vaseline greeny yellow, and glows like crazy under my UV lamp.

I shouldn't try to describe glass from memory!   The base star is 12-point, not at all Davidsonesque.   The pattern between the square villa platforms looks more like the modern British way of installing underground services β€” gas, electricity, water and sewage authorities each doing their own thing with no coordination.

It measures just under 3" with a rim diameter of 2ΒΌ".    It is an imitation cut pattern in a general sense, but as it has internal corners could not have been made by cutting a blank.   A three-sided mould with a pattern repeat of nine.   The registration number across the inside base is very faint indeed.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: English canary pressed small tumbler / toothpick?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2007, 09:19:39 AM »
Ah, but I see exactly what you meant with your villa description now :) My daughter is a huge fan of Time Team,so we appreciated the aerial photograph of Chisenbury Warren as well.


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