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Offline Chris Harrison

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8" / 20cm tall.  A definite uranium glow.  Random bubbles of irregular sizes.

First thoughts say Webb (Eau de Nil?), but it "feels" to be of lesser quality and older than the 1920s/30s.  No maker's mark.  

Lots of wear and a thin ground strip on the very outer edge of the base.  Irregular ground-out punty mark.  

Any suggestions?
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Re: Uranium tumbler vase with bubbles - Thos Webb?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 06:13:39 PM »
Looks like a sibling of my speckly uranium tankard, Chris: http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,21920.0.html


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Re: Uranium tumbler vase with bubbles - Thos Webb?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 06:40:44 PM »
I would say perhaps Walsh Walsh Pompeian, particularly with that oversize slightly irregular but polished pontil mark. Date 1929-1930s


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Re: Uranium tumbler vase with bubbles - Thos Webb?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 06:45:42 PM »
I was also just about to suggest the Walsh  -  looking at the pictures of examples, there does seem to be quite a range of density of bubles, some pieces not too disimilar from yours.   I was looking in both of the Barrie Skelcher's books.    Paul S.


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Re: Uranium tumbler vase with bubbles - Thos Webb?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 06:52:10 PM »
Thanks folks.  Of course.  I think you've got it.  :) 

The Pompeian range had completely slipped off my radar.  Thanks.

Even so, it's a bit shoddy.  Lots of striations and an uneven rim.  I guess even Walsh could have had the odd quality control problem, eh?  I still like it, though, despite it being chipped.


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Re: Uranium tumbler vase with bubbles - Thos Webb?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2009, 07:11:36 PM »
I have one almost the same, except it's not uranium and it's quite nicely made. Pompeian was designed to be a cheap and cheerful range because it was quick and easy to produce, so perhaps the quality control was less rigorous or perhaps your vase was never sold through a retailer. It may be that chemically bubbled glass was not suitable for reuse as cullet so they sold the seconds...


 

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