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Offline Bernard C

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Re: malachite B small footed bowl
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2007, 07:39:02 AM »
Angela — There is one type of glass from this era which puzzles me, as I don't know how it was made, and it could just be a candidate for Sowerby's Slag Glass.   It is popularly known today as Cottage Glass, and is a multicoloured net over an opaque white opal background, showing through as ovals, finally cased in clear crystal.   Newby (No. 141) attributes it to "Stourbridge", whatever that means.    If you haven't a copy of Newby, there is a fascinating example live on eBay here, which looks as though it has been machine threaded with clear crystal and then blown into a shape mould!   I know it's a remote possibility, but I think you have to keep an open mind on this.

And, finally, there is one style of Sowerby colouring for which we don't seem to know the name.   That is the splashed version of marbled glass, apparently only found as mould-blown fancies, as, presumably, the white surface colour was marvered in.   See Newby No. 157 and Cottle p56.   That inkwell on the same page is rather mysterious.

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Re: malachite B small footed bowl
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2007, 07:16:19 AM »
Hi Bernard,
Are these what you mean by cottage glass? I have a pair of these candlesticks and this little bowl. They are blown into a mold, and I dont think they are likely to be Sowerby.
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Re: malachite B small footed bowl
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2007, 07:40:18 AM »
Yes, Angela, that's the style.   Agreed — almost certainly not Sowerby.    ... and it's not me who called it "Cottage Glass", that's from Newby.

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Re: malachite B small footed bowl
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2007, 11:28:51 AM »
Geoffrey Wills shows in plates 68 and 69 of "Victorian Glass" what he calls "brown and white marbled glass" and "peacock-blue and green variegated glass" by Sowerby. The brown and white press-moulded vase appears to have white marvered onto brown. The other one, also press moulded, appears to be much more stirred up but its difficult to tell in B/W. Just thought I would throw these into the pot

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