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Author Topic: Sowerby bowl, (year ?)  (Read 1282 times)

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Offline Gilead

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Sowerby bowl, (year ?)
« on: May 16, 2008, 07:49:26 AM »
Hi found this Sowerby Bowl can anyone put an year to it and is the label any good for indexing on here for some one. cheers
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Re: Sowerby bowl, (year ?)
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 12:22:03 PM »
Fabulous colour that, Steve, one of my favourite colours. Nice to see a labelled example as well - label would be welcome in the GlassGallery label collection please.  (I don't think this one is there already.)

As to age, I'm not sure. I recall seeing them in the 1970s but they may well date from before that - possibly late 1950s. Someone will probably know. :)

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Re: Sowerby bowl, (year ?)
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 02:07:09 PM »
Anne.
        Please go ahead and use the label if you need a better picture please let me know, i did not think these went back to the 50's learn something ever day, keeps the old gray matter ticking over. i also have a red or ruby one, think i have posted before but not sure,
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Re: Sowerby bowl, (year ?)
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 07:01:39 PM »
Steve, thank you. I've added it here: http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-9999 :)

Reading more I suspect early 1960s onwards rather than late 1950s Steve. Chris Stewart in his book Davidson Glass a history, says that in 1960 Davidson commissioned JD Cochrane to produce a  range of contemporary glassware and that this was widely copied, by Sowerby amongst other makers.  I think your piece is from that era.or a little later.

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Re: Sowerby bowl, (year ?)
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 09:07:08 PM »
The colour and label are both after 1956, when I left.  Our labels, as I recall, were identical to this one but with a light gold background.

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Re: Sowerby bowl, (year ?)
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2008, 11:26:36 PM »
Adam, thank you, that's useful to know.

Steve, I found the Davidson version of your item on Chris' website so you can see how similar they are:
http://www.cloudglass.com/Gallerypostwar.htm - scroll down about a 1/4 of the page.

 

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