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A rather ornate celery vase?

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Anne:
I seem to recall I read somewhere that Depression Glass is fairly thin glass - presumably to keep the cost down in an era of financial difficulty - or did I dream this?

Glen:
The Depression Glass I am familiar with isn't really any different in thickness to other glass made in the years either side of it. JMHO

Glen

Max:
Fiddlesticks, please excuse me for a moment hijacking your thread  :(  :oops:  :oops:  

Adam D said:
--- Quote ---I presume your vase has "celery" marked on it somewhere. This was a tax fiddle in the UK (and elsewhere??) immediately post WW2. Any container to hold foodstuffs attracted low or zero tax.
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Adam?  I bought this vase last week, on first appraisal I thought Webb or Whitefriars.  I was very confused to read the etched word 'Celery' to the uppermost rim!  There's loads of wear to the base (concave circular pontil mark) and it did make me scratch my head a bit, trying to work out why they would acid etch it.   :roll:  

I feel bad hijacking Fiddlesticks thread, but I wasn't going to post this vase at all...but how can I resist now?  :lol:   :lol:  

http://tinypic.com/a3z5kw.jpg  (see 'Celery' on furthest rim)

Anne:

--- Quote from: "Glen" ---The Depression Glass I am familiar with isn't really any different in thickness to other glass made in the years either side of it. JMHO

Glen
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Ahhh right, thanks Glen. I probably read someone else's misunderstanding or I did dream it!  :roll:

fiddlesticks:
thanks everso for the info Glen, suppose it's pretty much the same but UK and USA call it something different.

Max - you can thread my hijack anytime matey  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Love the claw feet on this piece.  Doesn't have "celery" on it, just assumed it was a celery vase because of the shape

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