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Author Topic: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle  (Read 921 times)

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Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« on: July 18, 2007, 12:23:40 PM »
This one is going back a while - I posted this vase way back in Nov 2005, but it never got a reply, so I thought I'd chance my arm again with a new photograph.

I think it's another crocus vase... maybe... as the opening is around 25mm. 165mm tall and 130mm diameter. The glass is very bubbly and old-looking, but I'm not sure if it has any actual age to it. My own stab in the dark would be 1950s/60s, probably English. But... this really isn't my area and I'm probably completely wrong!


Hopefully someone will have more of a clue. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007, 02:43:24 PM »
Any pontil mark? How is the top finished?

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Re: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2007, 03:21:57 PM »
No pontil, beveled and polished rim.

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Re: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 05:06:30 PM »
So probably mould blown then. The handle looks very Victorian in style. Can we have a full-on view please  :). Not that I'm demanding or anything

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Re: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 07:39:58 PM »
I'll take a few more detailed snaps tomorrow - this one was really just an afterthought in the midst of photographing a load of new stock.  ;D

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Re: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2007, 05:59:43 PM »
Oops, doing the photos totally slipped my mind!

Handle 1
Handle 2
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Ground/Polished Rim

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Re: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2007, 07:08:56 PM »
Thanks Nic, don't think it's a Victorian handle, more an updated version of one. Don't have any answer though

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Re: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2007, 07:22:43 PM »
No, I would have been very surprised if it had turned out to be a Victorian piece. Reminds me a lot of the handles that Whitefriars were using for their decorative jugs (although this piece isn't Whitefriars) which is why my initial guess was 1950s-60s.

But thanks for looking anyway.  :)

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Re: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2007, 07:33:28 PM »
It was more a case of seeing if the handle was the same as the Thomas Webb Victorian variant than thinking it was Victorian.

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Re: Bulb (?) Vase with Celery Handle
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2008, 01:18:05 AM »
Just giving this thread a quick kick up the... *bump*

 

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