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ID Confirmation Please - Stevens & Williams??
« on: April 23, 2009, 08:14:59 PM »
I purchased this many years ago at an estate auction. After lots of time and research I located an English glass web site that had the exact same vase with the same marking on the underside and it was identified as Stevens & Williams from the 1890's. It is approx 4.5 inches in diameter. I am getting ready to sell it and am interested in knowing if this attribution and time frame are correct? Any other information regarding designer etc would also be appreciated.

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Re: ID Confirmation Please - Stevens & Williams??
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2009, 08:27:12 PM »
The no on the base of your item was for a design registered by Stevens & Williams of Brierly Hill Glassworks  on 6 September 1886. Note the date is that of the design registration, designs may have been made for many years AFTER the registered date.

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Re: ID Confirmation Please - Stevens & Williams??
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2009, 08:33:58 PM »
Thank you Anne....

Does anyone know how long this particular item was produced by them??

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Re: ID Confirmation Please - Stevens & Williams??
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2009, 06:39:23 AM »
I think I am right in thinking that the Stevens & Williams' records are mostly lost, so probably no info on how long this was produced - style-wise I would say no more than 10 years, if that

Your rose bowl is pictured in Gulliver's Victorian decorative glass and is part of the Jewel range. A bubble of glass was machine threaded, cased in another layer and then blown into a 16-rib mould. Gulliver gives it a value of £35-45 in 2002, which seems to be toward the lower end of the items in his book, so who knows.

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Re: ID Confirmation Please - Stevens & Williams??
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009, 01:42:46 PM »
Thanks again for the information.

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Re: ID Confirmation Please - Stevens & Williams??
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2009, 01:46:30 PM »
Hello,

Stevens and Williams records/description books are on long term loan to Broadfield House Glass Museum - not 'mostly lost' as you thought Christine, which I hope is good news to you ;) :)

Your description is good , but doesn't make it clear to readers that the 'jewels' produced are air-trap bubbles within the rib.

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Re: ID Confirmation Please - Stevens & Williams??
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2009, 06:27:10 PM »
Some company's are mostly lost I think, aren't they, I'm obviously being confused as usual :spls:  :huh:  ;D

I was precising what Gulliver said, never seen Jewel in the "flesh" so wsn't sure if they were bubbles.

 

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