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Author Topic: Crystal wineglass with B stencil mark on the foot - ID = Webb Corbett / Royal Doulton  (Read 1696 times)

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I feel I've seen this mark before somewhere but can't remember where or find it again!  ::) 

Does anyone know which crystal maker used a stencil-type capital letter B on their stemware please? The mark is one the foot of a rather nice tall wineglass (see below for pics of item and the mark.) Thanks in hope. :)

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Re: Crystal wineglass with B stencil mark on the foot
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 07:15:28 PM »
Also consider M underlined, I think W or 3 unlikely.
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Re: Crystal wineglass with B stencil mark on the foot
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 08:08:57 PM »
Looks like "13" to me, maybe brushed on with an acid paste?  I dunno.

Edinburgh made a similar pattern, Lochiel, that is shown on Frank's Glass Catalogue site.  The punties look a bit smaller in the images, but I don't know if it's significant.  I didn't see the blank, but I didn't look through them all.
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Re: Crystal wineglass with B stencil mark on the foot
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 09:06:43 PM »
Mark is sandblasted. Lochiel can also be seen in the catalogue on Scotland's Glass for those with no access to the Glass Study. (You are welcome to subscribe of course  ;) )
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Re: Crystal wineglass with B stencil mark on the foot
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 11:09:56 PM »
Kristi, thanks for the suggestion - it does look the same pattern, doesn't it?   I can't find the shape/size of mine in Frank's listing, and the stem on mine has a knop whereas the catalogue items have a baluster stem instead. I don't think this one is very old, so perhaps a later production?

Frank, thanks for the suggestion of M rather than a B - definitely worth checking out. :)

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Re: Crystal wineglass with B stencil mark on the foot
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 01:02:14 AM »
Kerching! This is solved! :) I now have two of these in the exact same pattern, one carrying the above mark, the other acid stamped with the curved text WEBB CORBETT.

A search of replacements.com tells me this is the Webb Corbett "Georgian" pattern, so this is either a WC stamp or a later Royal Doulton stamp (which I suspect is the case.)

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I have just bought several sets of glasses in this pattern, etched with a B on the base.  Mine also have paper labels which say Webb Corbett Grade B, so I think the B is meant to indicate that it is not A grade.
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Ahhhh that would make sense, so a second rather than a perfect item. Thank you for adding the info. :)

 

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