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Amber posy bowl with frog - on plinth.

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Anne E.B.:
Gareth, is that because it would most likely be used to display another piece of glass?  Are such plinths difficult to find?  I must admit, I have never seen any on my travels.
Anne E.B.

Adam:

--- Quote from: "Anne E.B." ---Gareth, is that because it would most likely be used to display another piece of glass?  Are such plinths difficult to find?  I must admit, I have never seen any on my travels.
Anne E.B.
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Anne - You have made me notice that I don't seem to see very many around either.  Considering the tens of thousands made at Sowerbys, Davidsons et al this is a bit surprising.  They are not easily broken.  I can only assume that when the article which they originally supported bites the dust the plinth too is scrapped.

Adam D.

Anonymous:

--- Quote from: "Anne E.B." ---Gareth, is that because it would most likely be used to display another piece of glass?  Are such plinths difficult to find?  I must admit, I have never seen any on my travels.
Anne E.B.
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Hi Anne

Yes particularly for either red or orange cloud glass where to date I've not seen a single one in those colours...... I always pick up any of the odd plinths, particularly the black, as it is surprising sometimes how it can alter the perspective of the piece once its elevated from the floor..... try it with yours and notice how it becomes so much more balanced.
Some are actually worth a fair bit if they are needed to authenticate a rare set , for example, of Walther, Joblings Bagleys etc
Here in the London area I've picked up quite a number over the years but would assume the availability is the same everywhere.... some people turn them over and call them ash trays.
Charity shops, junk shops and boot sales probably best place to find them and rarely more than a pound.
Perhaps you've just not really noticed them


Happy hunting

Gareth

Anne:
Gareth, they're not very common where I live, I've never seen one yet in any of the charity shops or junk/second-hand/bric-a-brac places I haunt. The only ones I've seen for sale have been on eBay and usually go for a fair sum of money!  :?

Anonymous:
Hi Anne Anne and Adam


Well I'm really surprised.... it got to the stage only a couple of years ago when I seemed to have them in boxes and in drawers all over the house so  I stopped buying them..... and then last summer a guy at a boot sale had 8 for the princely sum of a fiver... so who was I to say no.
I dont think they were thrown away but more likely in sheds garages and attics and probably considered to be worthless. I know some of the prices acheived on Ebay are really quite high..... in the world of collecting the complete article I suppose its like the boxes of model cars and certain dust jackets fetching prices way in excess of the article they surrounded.


Regards


Gareth


Morgan48

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