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CENTURY GLASS, Edmonton, London and Lighthouses ?!?
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2005, 12:52:16 PM »
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Can you post a shot of the lemon squeezer?


I think I may have got carried away with the Century Glass connection. :roll: It doesn't appear to have as many vertical cuts around the sides  http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/gmb012.jpg  but I bet these utilitarian items are quite commonplace, as Max says in her transcript,  so I bet someone will have one in their kitchen. :P

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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2005, 01:19:51 PM »
Anne, I think your lemon squeezer is similar to mine... not enough ridges to make it the Century glass one sadly.  :lol:


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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2005, 07:56:30 PM »
Definitely a glassworks, quite possibly copied designs as did so many.
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2005, 07:45:24 AM »
Hi All,

I don't know how much glass Century glass made, but they advertised themselves as importers of continental table and ornamental pottery and glass (Source Pottery Gazette, 1963).

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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2005, 07:56:01 AM »
Thanks Chris. I don't have Pottery Gazette material as recently as the 1960s, so I'm grateful to you for your comment. I have scoured what I do have (from earlier decades) and couldn't spot any ads.

Your comment underlines my thinking exactly.

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Re: CENTURY GLASS, Edmonton, London and Lighthouses ?!?
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2009, 03:09:48 PM »
All the Tinypic images seem to have been munched in this topic. Does anyone still have copies that could be added back for reference please?

Century Glass is back on my radar again as they appear to be the "maker" of some of the commonest of my mystery trinket set pieces. More later when pics are done.


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« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2009, 04:26:26 PM »
Century Glass bowl and plinth:-
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Re: CENTURY GLASS, Edmonton, London and Lighthouses ?!?
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2009, 04:50:52 PM »
Brill! Thanks Anne. :)

Just found two more Century Glassworks reference in the VADS archive which I'll add here for posterity too... (I seem to recall one of these being asked about sometime?)
http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/large.php?uid=79311&sos=0
http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/large.php?uid=79310&sos=0


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Re: CENTURY GLASS, Edmonton, London and Lighthouses ?!?
« Reply #28 on: August 11, 2009, 02:30:43 PM »
OK, now I have some pics to add to this...  last week I picked up a trinket set tray and pot, as mentioned it's one of my common unknowns, and the pot is seen with two different lid finials on the same pot/lid, and with two different trays.

I have bought a tray with finial pot version 2 (as usually seen as a set). I also have another tray which is usually seen with finial version 1. So, my thinking is that both pot versions are made by the same people. I also suspect that both trays are made by the same people, and this is where it gets interesting as my new tray has a label! It's the only one of these pattern pieces which I have seen labelled. The label reads: Century, Made in England

I'm adding pics of the labelled tray and the finial version 2 pot here, and will add the other tray and pot version 1 in the next post below.

Comments, additions, observations welcome, especially if you have copies of Century catalogues or adverts!!!  8)


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Re: CENTURY GLASS, Edmonton, London and Lighthouses ?!?
« Reply #29 on: August 11, 2009, 02:33:21 PM »
This shows the second finial shape compared with the one above, plus the other shaped tray, and the matching candlesticks. So far I've found these in clear, pink, and green.

 

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