No-one likes general adverts, and ours hadn't been updated for ages, so we're having a clear-out and a change round to make the new ones useful to you. These new adverts bring in a small amount to help pay for the board and keep it free for you to use, so please do use them whenever you can, Let our links help you find great books on glass or a new piece for your collection. Thank you for supporting the Board.

Author Topic: Rare ? Vaseline Greener or Derbyshire Lion made as Comport Base  (Read 840 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline mhgcgolfclub

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1397
Picked this up today at Ardingly quite late in the day.Unmarked but almost identicle to other Lions which do have the 1st Greener mark so most likely made by Greener, there is a picture of a similar Lion in Raymond Slack's English pressed glass book in vaseline glass.

What makes this Lion different to any other Lion that I have ever seen is the fitting to the head , it looks like the Lion was made as the base for a comport,  , I be interested to know if anyone knows of any further examples and exactly what fitted on top.

Height 6" 25cm

If he is any good for the Zoo please let me know Frank and I will take some more pictures

Thanks Roy

Support the Glass Message Board by finding a book via book-seek.com


Offline mhgcgolfclub

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 1397
Re: Rare ? Vaseline Greener or Derbyshire Lion made as Comport Base
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2008, 08:54:21 PM »
Picture under UV light

Roy


Support the Glass Message Board by finding glass through glass-seek.com


Offline Frank

  • Author
  • Members
  • ***
  • Posts: 9451
  • Gender: Male
    • Glass history
    • Europe
    • Gateway
Re: Rare ? Vaseline Greener or Derbyshire Lion made as Comport Base
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2008, 08:48:48 AM »
Yes please Roy. Can you do the profile view on light ground please.

Support the Glass Message Board by finding a book via book-seek.com


Offline thewingedsphinx

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 233
  • I'm new, please be gentle
    • Victorian pressed glass
    • United Kingdom
Re: Rare ? Vaseline Greener or Derbyshire Lion made as Comport Base
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
Hi Roy
It could for a comported top plate , or alternatively it could be a support for a lamp or light attachment
Check out this St. Louis Sphinx with a lamp attachment on this link.
http://www.pressglas-korrespondenz.de/aktuelles/pdf/pk-2006-2w-christoph-sphinx-leuchter.pdf

Cheers Mike

Support the Glass Message Board by finding glass through glass-seek.com


Offline thewingedsphinx

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 233
  • I'm new, please be gentle
    • Victorian pressed glass
    • United Kingdom
Re: Rare ? Vaseline Greener or Derbyshire Lion made as Comport Base
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2018, 09:34:54 PM »
On a close look to his lump on the head looks like a grommet or kind of screw would have held something in place?

Support the Glass Message Board by finding a book via book-seek.com


 

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk
Look for glass on
ebay.co.uk
Visit the Glass Encyclopedia
link to glass encyclopedia
Look for glass on
ebay.com (us)
Visit the Online Glass Museum
link to glass museum


This website is provided by Angela Bowey, PO Box 113, Paihia 0247, New Zealand