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Offline rosarae

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id amber glass "banana boat" please
« on: April 23, 2008, 05:34:39 PM »
This is very similar - even to the registration no. Rd.212684 to Davidson pearline examples. 

   http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-9873

I think if it is related to the Davidson works it will be dated somewhere between 1900 -08 but I don't know and would appreciate any information about it
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Re: id amber glass "banana boat" please
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 06:19:03 PM »
Hi,
    It is Davidson. The design was registered in May 1893.

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2008, 07:00:46 PM »
You have to remember that it was just the design that was registered, not the glass colour and that many designs were produced long after their registration dates. In this case, according to Chris' book it was just the shell pattern that was registered, and not the shape as well


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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 08:37:41 PM »
Thank you both for your input.  I have been reading on

http://www.pressedintime.com/davidson.htm

about Davidson.  I thought this excerpt was interesting too:

"Sheilagh Murray in her book The Peacock and the Lions tells a very interesting story regarding the crescent shaped boats.  These moulds had been ordered from Germany, but the ship had been wrecked  on the Black Midden rocks at the mouth of the Tyne.  Four years later some of the moulds were recovered, but had become so corroded that bases were made in England.  You can see the differences in workmanship in the piece where the sides of the glass are German in a bold fashion, whereas the bases are far more detailed with the traditional star design"

According to this site paper labels were introduced after 1909 and I don't know whether the reg. no. would still have been use - I guess it would if the same moulds were used.  Anyway if anyone knows when this amber colour was being made -----  (My piece has the traditional star design on the base)

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 11:09:12 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 11:29:12 AM »
Hi,
    Interesting questions. Could an iron mould which had been in salt water for 4 years be useable? Would it be economically worth while salvaging the moulds after 4 years in water? Wouldn't Davidson have made new moulds in the intervening years to replace the ones lost in the wreck?

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2008, 02:17:28 PM »
Hello,

I believe L. G. Wright had this item made for them too and it was offered in a silver washed faux Victorian stand. I don't know if they used old molds they acquired or made their own. I think the Wright mold(s) ended up at AA Imports. --- Mike

 

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