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

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BJB:
Oh, thanks  Leni,

I got something right :lol: , nothing to do with glass mind you, but still its a start :wink:

Barbara

Bernard C:
Barbara — S&W / RB Alabaster is difficult as there is at least one other range, probably more, all very similar.   I don't even have a definitive list of colours, although orange is known.   Documentation is poor, typical of most S&W / RB.

Of one point I am certain.   I would be very wary of any identification of Alabaster from photographs, unless it matched exactly a well-documented piece.   Your bowl is similar in shape to Sotheby's 1998 RB Collection sale lot #265, but the proportions are slightly different, possibly a function of size.

Best to take it to a glass fair and/or museum and obtain several opinions.

And please will all those putting up a piece for Id include country of purchase, any known provenance, dimensions, weight, and a photograph of the pontil mark.   It may not help, but it could.

Bernard C.  8)

BJB:
Hi Bernard,


Here is the base, and it is about 4" tall and 5" wide.

http://tinypic.com/5eslyq

it is white, and does look like alabaster. It does have white inclusions in the orange (which is a pale tangarine colour really) that I think might have come when they added the base.

Hope this is of more help.

Barbara

Bernard C:
Barbara — In my inexperienced opinion you are the owner of one of the most beautiful and perfect examples of British glass I have ever seen.   I have no doubt whatsoever that it is S&W Alabaster.   I am green (or, perhaps, orange) with envy.

Please obtain other opinions, as I have seen and handled very little S&W / RB Alabaster.

... and please let me know if you ever consider selling it, although note that such glass rarely achieves a price commensurate with its fabulous quality.

Bernard C.  8)

Frank:
What does RB mean?

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