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Offline Mosquito

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Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« on: May 10, 2007, 02:26:00 PM »
I've just recently acquired this unusual asymmetric version of the Bagley grantham vase. I recall reading about this shape but this is the first time I've actually seen an example.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6922
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6920
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6921

I presume it was meant to be paired as a garniture or similar though sadly I only have one of these vases. It measures approximately 6 1/2 inches tall. Was this the only size available or were others produced?

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Re: Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2007, 03:06:07 PM »
Steven — There is no evidence that it was called Grantham.   Two patterns were launched at the same time, and, as Bagley were using a date-related pattern number, they were numbered 334 and 334½.   334½ had a short production life, so was never named.   334 was subsequently named Grantham.

Two versions of 334½ were made, in just the one size.   Yours was launched in PG 1 Sept 1934 without a name or number.   In PG 1 Oct 1935 it was named 334½ Side Vase, and is shown as a pair garnishing a 3-piece 1122 flower set.

The other was launched earlier in the PG on 1 Aug 1934 and named Centre Vase and Holder. No. 334½.   This has a symetrical shape with the asymetric decoration.

Both are scarce to rare.   Their flower holders are some of the rarest Bagley items known.

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Re: Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2007, 03:40:21 PM »
Bernard, Thank you very much for the information
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Re: Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 07:24:53 PM »
I bought this Bagley 334 1/2 centre vase recently. It would seem to have been a very uncommon vase and comes complete with its original flower holder.

Height 8"
Weight 1350gm

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Re: Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016, 08:51:25 AM »
I have had a good look for a few days and cannot find any pictures of another Bagley 334 1/2 centre vase. I can find a few of the side vases but all are 6.5". If you had the set of 3 would the centre vase have all been 8" with the smaller side vases either side or did they make both vases in 2 sizes.

Would a Mod please message Angela and let her know she is very welcome to use any pictures for any future additions to the Bagley book.

Roy 

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Re: Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2016, 01:38:40 PM »
Hi Roy,

Here are a couple of uranium examples for reference that I had previously, 8 inches tall.

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Re: Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 05:03:21 PM »
Thanks Greg

Thanks for showing that very nice pair of vases. At least I know there are a few others out there.

Thanks Roy

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Re: Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2016, 12:56:47 PM »
I have had a good look for a few days and cannot find any pictures of another Bagley 334 1/2 centre vase. I can find a few of the side vases but all are 6.5". If you had the set of 3 would the centre vase have all been 8" with the smaller side vases either side or did they make both vases in 2 sizes.

Would a Mod please message Angela and let her know she is very welcome to use any pictures for any future additions to the Bagley book.

Roy 
Thank you so much Roy. I'm not currently planning a new edition but when I do I'll get in touch.
On page 113 of our book Bagley Glass, 3rd Edition there is a photo of two side vases in frosted blue and a picture from a Bagley advertisement of the centre vase (in black and white). Very best wishes
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Re: Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2017, 12:25:09 PM »
Slightly asymmetric in frosted blue
8 inches high
found at Savers -approx A$6.00

Needs a clean, but am no expert on glass.

Have I identified it correctly?

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Re: Bagley Asymmetric Grantham Vase
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2017, 11:53:56 PM »
Hi Alasonjol
Welcome, and well done. That's a lovely example of the Grantham 334 1/2 vase, and such a bargain. It isn't the asymmetric version, which you can see on page 111 of the Fourth Edition of my book Bagley Glass, and also shown in Anne's pictures at the top of this discussion thread.
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