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Author Topic: Ruby fringe plates - hopefully Molineaux & Webb?  (Read 424 times)

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Offline neilh

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Ruby fringe plates - hopefully Molineaux & Webb?
« on: March 13, 2009, 04:26:50 PM »
Hi there,

I went to my first ever antiques fair today at Wilton House near Salisbury, hoping to find some Molineaux & Webb pieces to complement my website on the firm, and I think I struck lucky. I found two ruby fringed plates with a greek key design, circa 1860s. The stallholder thought they were Molineaux & Webb, and they are very close in style to a known comport piece at the Manchester Art Gallery.

I've put up a photo of them here and included a link to a comport at the Art Gallery on the webpage.

http://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home/gallery/latest-find

Has anyone seen similar pieces before or can confirm them as Molineaux & Webb?  With the comport and these plates, I am beginning to wonder if they did a whole service of such pieces.

I'm also curious as to why the two plates are slightly different sizes, one a little under and the other a little over 7 inches. Is this typical for cut pieces, which I believe these are?

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Offline Lustrousstone

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Re: Ruby fringe plates - hopefully Molineaux & Webb?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 07:45:16 PM »
Nice  :clap: 5 mm is neither here nor there in the handmade glass world. You will probably find the the depth from rim to table is slightly different as well

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Offline neilh

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Re: Ruby fringe plates - hopefully Molineaux & Webb?
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2009, 08:24:28 PM »
I've been able to view the Molineaux & Webb pattern book and the design on these plates is in there as number 7034.  They might be standalone items or possibly plates under a butter dish that bears the same pattern.

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