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Offline Sue C

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pressed glass snake mug
« on: June 08, 2007, 09:25:31 AM »
Hi all, any idea who made this? http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7366
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It is moulded in three part's with what appears to be peach or apple decoration, the base is recessed 1/2in, i have searched the net and looked in all of my book's to no avail  :-\ i would be grateful for any help, thank you.

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Re: pressed glass snake mug
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 09:47:46 AM »
Apple and snake? Try Garden of Eden.

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Re: pressed glass snake mug
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 11:59:46 AM »
there is a GARDEN OF EDEN pattern that was possibly made by McKee, but that one has the snake poking the head out at the bottom rim of the cup, not on the handle.  the McKee version is also called LOTUS AND SERPENT.  I have looked all through the pressed glass mug book by Mordock and Adams, and it is not in the book.

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Re: pressed glass snake mug
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007, 12:53:28 AM »
Dave:

This mug actually is in Pattern Glass Mugs by Mordock & Adams on page 15 but at an angle so the handle is hard to see clearly.  They call it Snake in the Orchard and no maker or time frame is provided.  Shown in amber, no other colours named.

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Re: pressed glass snake mug
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 04:04:57 AM »
thanx Sid, i missed it completely!
dave

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Re: pressed glass snake mug
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2007, 10:13:49 AM »
Thank you Sid and Dave, any idea why the base has such a deep recess, and what time scale are we looking at (1940s?).
Many thank's Sue  :-*

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Re: pressed glass snake mug
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2007, 02:58:17 PM »
Hi,
I think it is a Davidson No 218 can. Is it about 1/2 pint in size ?

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Chris
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Re: pressed glass snake mug
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2007, 07:17:52 PM »
Hi Chris, yes it is 1/2 pint.

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Re: pressed glass snake mug
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2007, 10:57:44 AM »
Hi Sue,

I'm certain it is a Davidson No 218 can. This can is one of about 5 shown in a Davidson catalogue from around 1885. I have only seen a couple in the flesh, none of them had the Davidson Lion trademark. The absence of a trademark could either mean it is from a mould made after 1890 or it was a mould Davidson purchased from another factory. Davidson is known to have bought moulds from other factories which closed including the Neville Glass Works (1881), W H Heppell & Co (1884) and Thos. Gray & Co. (1884).

The can is not illustrated in Davidson's 1912 catalogue and is also not listed in the 1922 production records. My guess is therefore that they stopped making the can sometime in the 1890s.

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Chris
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Re: pressed glass snake mug
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2007, 08:00:48 AM »
Thank you so much Chris, i did'nt realize it was as old as that and would never have thought it was Davidson, i only bought it because it looked interesting, but i wont be keeping it ( pushed for room  ::))

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