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Possible Stevens and Williams Alabaster Glass? ID: Almost certainlyS&W Alabaster

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BJB:
Hi,

Have just got this lidded pot which I think maybe by Stevens and Williams. It has a ground pontil mark on the white base, and is a funny soapy kind of glass.

The lid is silver and has a mark for 1922 Birmingham.

The nearest kind of glass I can find is Stevens and Williams alabaster glass, but having never seen any in the flesh, so to speak, it is hard to say what it looks and feels like.

http://tinypic.com/5e8pdf

I'm hoping Bernard can help :lol:

Max:
Is that the correct lid?  Does it say 'Wendy' on it?  How curious!

BJB:
Hi Max,

Yes it does say Wendy, it looks like a powder bowl, and some had silver lids.

 I believe that "Wendy" was a made -up name used in Peter Pan, which then became popular, but I may be wrong (which is usually the norm :wink: )

Barbara

chopin-liszt:
:D Hello Barbara,
 I've heard that too, it comes from baby-talk, "friendy-wendy". It might be an "urban myth", 'though.
Cheers, Sue.

Leni:

--- Quote from: "chopin-liszt" ---:D Hello Barbara,
 I've heard that too, it comes from baby-talk, "friendy-wendy". It might be an "urban myth", 'though.
Cheers, Sue.
--- End quote ---

No, it's true.  J.M. Barrie invented the name because a friend's daughter used to call him 'my fwendy', so he called her 'Fwendy Wendy'.  She died aged six, and he named his character Wendy Darling in Peter Pan after her.

Leni

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