I am really pleased to have got a little Sowerby, Walter Crane design, opalescent swan and bullrush vase!
It has a fair bit of damage, as two swans have lost their heads (I know how that feels :roll: :lol: ) but I couldn't have afforded it otherwise, and it displays well from one side so I think it's still beautiful, even if my Utilitarian son calls it "your headless chickens thing" :lol:
Now I am trying to date it accurately :shock: If I understand correctly from the marks on the bottom, it was made in 1879 as it has a 'Y' in the right corner of the lozenge. However the bottom corner has an 'R'. If this is, as I understand it to be, the month it was made, what does the 'R' represent? And what do the numbers in the top and left corners of the lozenge represent? :?
Anyone got more detail than I have been able to find on Sowerby markings? (she asked, knowing full well someone will have :lol: )