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Offline Anne E.B.

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Edward Moore shell dish find
« on: June 26, 2008, 02:53:53 PM »
Just thought I'd show this pretty little shell dish which I rescued from a junk shop today.

It has a raised mark RD.107316, in the centre of each shell which is for Edward Moore & Co. South Shields and dated 5th Sept. 1888 (courtesy of Great Glass website :)).  I'm  not sure what it would actually have been used for, but I think it will be nice in the bathroom to hold soaps etc.

Not bad to have survived so long.
Anne E.B

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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Edward Moore shell dish find
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008, 03:10:50 PM »
That's a nice one. Which shop? Not the one you have to wriggle sideways into?  How big is it (not the shop)? Some of these small double thingys are salts but if it's bigger perhaps two varieties of jam or jam and marmalade.

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Offline Anne E.B.

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Re: Edward Moore shell dish find
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 04:03:03 PM »
The Salvation Army shop ;D  I've been looking at it for a couple of weeks or so, and it finally worked its magic on me ;)

Its too large to be a salt, measuring just over 9" long and  2" high.  Quite heavy too.  Preserves sound a good idea.  Just about to deep clean it - decades of dirt ::) or should that be century?
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Re: Edward Moore shell dish find
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 05:34:03 AM »
Anne — You are lucky to find it undamaged.   Those scalloped edges are so vulnerable ...

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Offline Anne E.B.

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Re: Edward Moore shell dish find
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 10:04:29 AM »
Unfortunately it has a couple of small slithers around the outside scallop edge which doesn't affect the shape, but not noticeable unless you really look.  I might try 'infilling' with clear nail varnish, just as an experiment (it can be removed easily with acetone free polish remover if it doesn't work).  I've always wanted to try that any way.
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