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Offline Denidownunder

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Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« on: July 11, 2007, 05:17:15 AM »
Hi all - Greetings from Australia,

I have this amber glass bowl ,approx. 8" across and 3" high.

Some parts frosted, others clear.

Would anyone have any knowledge of maker / pattern /year ?

Any/all help is appreciated - thank you

all the best,
Ian  :)
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u108/iann3200/amber001.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u108/iann3200/amber003.jpg
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u108/iann3200/amber002.jpg

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Re: Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 06:44:03 AM »
I think this design is generally considered to be Czech, possibly, and the pattern 1930s in origin. It seems to have been made over a fairly long period as the green stuff is found in uranium and non-uranium glass. It's a comon design here in the UK. Having typed all that there is a thought about Sowerby in my head but I don't have the time right now to check. I could be confusing two things. Will look later  :-[ :-\ ???

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Re: Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2007, 07:38:43 AM »
Hi Ian, i think i have seen this recently on one of our other members site, Sowerby 02689, but i could be wrong, someone with more knowledge will be along soon.

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Re: Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2007, 08:14:14 AM »
Hi Christine and Sue,

many thanks for your interest and replys.

any extra info on this bowl would be great.

Once again, thanks,

all the best,

Ian   :)

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Re: Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2007, 03:56:58 PM »
It looks like Sowerby 2631, although I have reservations about the stippled panels.  In my time (early '50s) we were making it without the stippling.  The pattern number suggests origins in the early '30s, when the panels were, I think, sometimes acid etched.  I would make a fairly wild guess and say that the stippling might have been done after I left as an alternative to acid etching which I doubt if Sowerbys ever returned to.

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Re: Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2007, 05:50:41 PM »
I think the stippling is an illusion caused by the cloth underneath.  :)

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Re: Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007, 05:18:58 AM »
Hi Adam ,
Hi Christine,

thank you both so much for your replies.

Adam, Christine is right in saying that the stippled effect is caused by the cloth underneath.

There is no stippling on the bowl.

So Adam, your Sowerby 2631 is most probably correct.

By the way Adam, is there a site that one can access to look at the different Sowerby glasses ,ie Sowerby 2631 ?

Once again, many thanks,

all the best,
Ian  :)


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Re: Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2007, 06:44:07 AM »
Glen, our carnival expert has published two Sowerby CDs see here

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Re: Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2007, 08:25:04 AM »
Hi Christine,

Wow !

Those CD's look great.

Very interesting indeed. Almost a must have.

thank you very much.

all the best,
Ian   :)

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Re: Amber glass bowl - need help with Id please.
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007, 01:59:23 PM »

So Adam, your Sowerby 2631 is most probably correct.


Adam worked at Sowerby's when these were made so he most likely is. ;)

Incidentally, one of the CDs referred to earlier includes some of Adam's memories of his time there which make fascinating reading, and more of his remarkable insights on pressed glass making can be found here on the board in the Glass Archives forum.
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