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Author Topic: Cut Crystal Flagon Decanter 19th C Stourbridge?  (Read 1553 times)

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Offline Bernard C

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Re: Cut Crystal Flagon Decanter 19th C Stourbridge?
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2008, 07:15:57 AM »
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... British Glass 1800-1914, Charles Hajdamach, plate 335 page 368
A decanter and stopper cut with pinwheel motif. Stevens & Williams, c 1895 ...

Andy — Agreed, some general similarities, but nothing like enough to attempt any sort of attribution.

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Re: Cut Crystal Flagon Decanter 19th C Stourbridge?
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2009, 04:32:11 PM »
I was searching by keyword for a jug Roy posted some time ago and found this one.  Andy, what a precious piece this is!  A thought came to me of a lady in a hoop skirt, "draping" fabric and a big, fancy hat...definitely lots of charm and personality in this jug.  How fortunate you are to have what appears to be the original stopper, undamaged.   

I can't say whether it was made in America but wouldn't rule it out.  I'll look through a 1900-ish Val St Lambert catalog I have as many of their cut patterns look like close relatives of ABP cut glass.  Of well known American cutting houses, Straus and Dorflinger stand out as having had the most "draping" type designs. 

I can't quite see what is on the "buttons" or hobs of the hobstars - are they plain or is there cutting on them? 

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Re: Cut Crystal Flagon Decanter 19th C Stourbridge?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2009, 05:42:59 PM »
Wow Karen, glad you found this one to do some research on. 

Andy, what does the base look like and is the stopper numbered with a matching number to the inside neck of the piece? 

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Re: Cut Crystal Flagon Decanter 19th C Stourbridge?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2009, 11:49:54 PM »
No numbers on stopper or neck.  Looks like there's a many-rayed star on the bottom, but hard to see it clearly.

Are hollow handles very common in ABP?  And what about the shape of the stopper?  I've seen a few ABP things with similar stoppers (Hoare and Dorflinger maybe?), but not many.

Hadjamach calls pinwheels what in America are known as hobstars.  I don't know if this is an English term, or idiosyncratic to him.  Does anyone else know?

I'm curious to see examples of Sowerby's cut glass, especially if it's anything like this.  Can't afford to buy much of anything in the way of books/CDs now tho'.
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Re: Cut Crystal Flagon Decanter 19th C Stourbridge?
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2009, 12:03:54 AM »
Kristi, I've had a few hollow handles, in fact I'm staring at a Hawkes pitcher that has one.  The stopper is wonderful, there were many different stopper shapes that were cut to the pattern of the main piece. 

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Re: Cut Crystal Flagon Decanter 19th C Stourbridge?
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2010, 03:37:54 PM »
looks very bohemian to me !!
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