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Offline fiddlesticks

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A rather ornate celery vase?
« on: August 07, 2005, 03:14:31 PM »
Wondered if anyone could help in identifying this celery vase.  Had a good mooch around the net and am no further.  .

Could someone also tell me what the difference is between depression glass and pressed glass

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2005, 03:23:00 PM »
I'm not sure who made your item, at first glance. I'll see what I can come up with.

Pressed glass is glass that has been made by the process of hand or machine pressing (rather than "blowing" for example).

Depression glass is one type of pressed glass - it was made in the USA in the Depression era (circa 1930s) and was generally machine pressed on production lines. It is generally found in utilitarian shapes, such as luncheon sets, dinner sets, water sets and stemware - and in pale colors, such as light pink, green and blue. The moulded patterns tend to be light and in low relief. Typical manufacturers were companies such as Jeanette, Anchor Hocking and Federal.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2005, 03:39:42 PM »
Interesting. Almost looks like wings on the base to accentuate the seams. Of course by the depression era, celery vases were a thing of the past. The pressing of glass really hit its stride in what we call EAPG or early American pressed glass from about 1870 onwards when glass could be produced abundantly and cheaply. This particular piece does not look American to me. Terry


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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2005, 03:48:40 PM »
Fiddlesticks - 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.  No one seriously expected it to be used for anything other than flowers!

I don't recognise your vase.  It would be a help generally if everyone would put their location (just country will do fine) on their Profile as an aid to first-stage guesswork as to where things might have originated.

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2005, 03:56:06 PM »
If we can allow ourselves "gut feel" then I am going to suggest this could be Rindskopf, Czech - 1920-30 ish.

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2005, 04:11:11 PM »
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?


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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2005, 04:32:43 PM »
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

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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2005, 05:00:41 PM »
Fiddlesticks, please excuse me for a moment hijacking your thread  :(  :oops:  :oops:  

Adam D said:
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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.


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)
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2005, 08:30:35 PM »
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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


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


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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2005, 01:03:40 PM »
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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