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Offline Leni

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Mushroom bowl
« on: January 27, 2008, 09:02:51 PM »
I'm sure I've seen something like this amber 'mushroom' bowl before, but I can't remember where. Can anyone tell me who it's by?  Diameter 8 inches across the top and the base is approximately 3 and a half inches.  Has a nicely polished out pontil mark.   
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Re: Mushroom bowl
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 09:32:00 PM »
This is quite a common shape, seemingly very popular in the 1930s and made by a number of firms. Yours is possibly by Stevens & Williams/ Royal Brierley, I had a very similarly shaped example in their rainbow glass, shown below. I believe Webb, amongst others, also made this type of posy vase.

There were also many pressed pieces made in this mushroom shape such as Bagley's 'Elf' posy and Jobling's 2595 pattern.



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Re: Mushroom bowl
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 09:41:06 PM »
Steven, your's does indeed look very like mine!  :D  Does it have the same polished out pontil?
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Re: Mushroom bowl
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 09:44:29 PM »
Yes Leni, it has a nicely polished out pontil :)


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Re: Mushroom bowl
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2008, 09:49:57 PM »
Dunno who Leni, but I have a pale blue one that looks about the same:    

http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-1059
http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-714

I think I asked about it on the board a while ago but no-one knew who it was by.


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Re: Mushroom bowl
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Re: Mushroom bowl
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 01:04:46 PM »
I believe Webb, amongst others, also made this type of posy vase.
Webb did indeed produce these - I have a few wave-ribbed types, and they may have produced plain types. Might be also worth considering Richardson as a possible maker?
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Re: Mushroom bowl
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2008, 02:05:34 PM »
Thank you  :)  Any idea of the date?
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Re: Mushroom bowl
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2008, 06:32:25 PM »
Oooh, you'll need an expert for that.

Stab in the dark: a period from 1935-55? I do have some in uranium (so possibly only pre-war), and the acid-stamp indicates manufacture between 1935-1966.

The amber colour was used quite a lot by Webb, so is there any small acid-etch mark on the base?
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Re: Mushroom bowl
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2008, 07:07:33 PM »
1935-55 sounds right to me. I don't know any dates for the blown examples but pressed mushroom posies can be dated to this period. Jobling's 2595 pattern was registered in 1935 and, according to Chris & Val Stewart's excellent site, Davidson's 204D posy was produced 1935-54 so the shape certainly seems to have been in fashion at that time.

 



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