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Author Topic: A Plinth Matching my Flamingo Centrepiece  (Read 1370 times)

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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: A Plinth Matching my Flamingo Centrepiece
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2008, 06:02:00 PM »
The European centrepieces generally also have flower blocks with holes for flowers round the central figure, as you can clearly see on Pamela's website here

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Re: A Plinth Matching my Flamingo Centrepiece
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2008, 06:43:20 PM »
YES, Kristi: FLOWERS :D
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Re: A Plinth Matching my Flamingo Centrepiece
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2008, 03:52:25 AM »
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...   We also followed the same practice as you regarding float bowls, however it was more common the use the bowl in conjunction with a flower frog when filling it 1/2 way up with water.   ...

Ken — Apologies, I didn't make myself clear.   I was only commenting on why they were called floating bowls, not on what other objects they did or didn't contain.   Solo floating bowls were clearly an option according to both Davidson and Jobling trade catalogues, for example, but experience of the market shows that sets with accessories were more usually supplied.  Both manufacturers restricted their use of the term to a low cupped shape;  clearly any other shape was not considered to be a floating bowl.   Jobling used the term for their 1054 / 1054½ plain bowl, used only for two or three months up to Christmas 1933 in their newly launched jade nude lady figurine set.   Although the launch advertisement shows the set on a black plinth, it would have been dangerous to use it this way as the bowl had no base ring to lock it on to a plinth.   Probably because it looked more impressive on a plinth, subsequent sets were supplied with Fir Cone or Flower Pattern bowls, in a variety of shapes, Deep, Cupped, Low Cupped, and Flanged (flared), and so floating bowl disappeared from Jobling's mainstream marketing material.

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Re: A Plinth Matching my Flamingo Centrepiece
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2008, 03:00:49 PM »
Frank....here are four of 29 sets I have accumulated over the years, all Cambridge flower frogs with matching bowls. This is what we commonly used over here in the US...no flowers in these pics though. I stopped bringing these home because my wife put her foot down....guess its enough. Pictured are Bashful Charlotte, Draped Lady (type I base), Two-Kid & finally Rose Lady (type I base). Ken

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