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Author Topic: Butterfly Candlestick Holders...Pink apricot - ID = Sowerby  (Read 643 times)

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Offline selina

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Butterfly Candlestick Holders...Pink apricot - ID = Sowerby
« on: December 03, 2007, 12:00:52 AM »
These are my second query. ... Thought I recognised them when I bought them but I havent been able to find any reference since I got them.

My first thought was Walther but Ive searched high and low. They were sold to me as depression glass, so Im hoping that's correct.

Any ideas appreciated.

Trudy

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Re: Butterfly Candlestick Holders...Pink apricot depression
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 12:09:49 AM »
Ok, just after I posted a friend ID'd them as Sowerby from their  Butterfly dressing table set.

So thanks anyway :)
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Re: Butterfly Candlestick Holders...Pink apricot depression
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 12:11:21 AM »
Hi Trudy
These where made by the UK firm of Soweby, it is a dressing table set, consisting of large tray, lidded pots and candle sticks like yours, if you search the board there is already a topic posted for this glass with more info. Not Depresssion, but made sometime in the 1930s.

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Re: Butterfly Candlestick Holders...Pink apricot depression
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 12:14:06 AM »
Interesting page about the variations in this pattern here: http://www.sherriff-family.com/butterfly.htm

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Re: Butterfly Candlestick Holders...Pink apricot depression
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 12:22:08 AM »
Thanks Tony! You and I must have posted at the same time. Glad they arent modern as I was thinking once I got them home.

Wow Anne, I got stuck reading there but I dont think I'll attempt to find out which variation mine are :) Too much thinking on a Monday for me!! LOL Really interesting information though. Especially the part about the small bowl mold being broken.

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