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Offline Bernard C

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Unusual Georgian repro from Molineaux & Webb
« on: February 20, 2009, 06:57:29 PM »
See http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-11420

Nice example of Georgian repro from M&W in pressed glass with a cut rim, and epns mounted.  1910 registration.   Useful size for almost any purpose.

This is the first positively attributed example of Manchester Georgian repro I have knowingly seen.

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Re: Unusual Georgian repro from Molineaux & Webb
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 07:44:16 AM »
Further thought:-

The topic by Anne E.B. Oval hobnail dish - RD.20355 - Percival Vickers notes a piece that looks as though it was made for the electro-plate trade.

This M&W piece has been designed with the metalbashers in mind, but I believe it to be dual-purpose as it works well as a stand-alone piece.

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Re: Unusual Georgian repro from Molineaux & Webb
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 06:44:51 PM »
Molineaux & Webb's next registration in 1911 was very similar to the bowl from 1910.  It was circular in shape, with the same design on the outside, but fairly plain on the inner side.

Last month I added some info on Molineaux & Webb's trading customers after going through their 1929 account books.  It included quite a few Midlands silversmiths.
The info is a little number crunchy but if you wnat to view it:
http://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home/history/a---1929


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Re: Unusual Georgian repro from Molineaux & Webb
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 07:39:11 AM »
Hi Bernard,

Further thought:-


This M&W piece has been designed with the metalbashers in mind, but I believe it to be dual-purpose as it works well as a stand-alone piece.

Bernard C.  8)

When Davidson made their glassware suites they made too versions of some items e.g. sugar bowls:-  one normal and one 'to fit'. The later were designed for the 'metalbashers'. The differences were very small e.g. small change to the rim to make it easier to fit a silver or plated rim.

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Re: Unusual Georgian repro from Molineaux & Webb
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2009, 06:20:26 PM »
Hi there.

Today I've received some new Molineaux & Webb images from a glass collector in Bolton which shows the bowl mentioned in this thread in its two different registered shapes (oval and circular) and in various sizes.  Additionally we have two versions of the same bowl with a slightly different rim which would fit in with the comments from Chris above.  In the new crop of photos there's also one of a dish from 1912 and a pot with a metal lid from 1919.


http://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home/registered-designs/molineaux-webb-designs-by-date/molineaux-webb-1910-1919


 

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