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6 inches across with bubbles and short stumpy legs,looks like Webbs to me,is it?Keith


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Re: More amethyst glass
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2009, 09:29:19 PM »
Keith, despite your thoughts, it's actually Stevens and Williams/Royal Brierley.

Nigel


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Re: More amethyst glass
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2009, 09:54:19 PM »
Thank you,just a couple of miles from here(was),ta,Keith


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Re: More amethyst glass
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 01:13:25 PM »
Just a quick question Nigel,what reference material do you use in regards to Stevens and Williams/Royal Brierley,have a shortage of info in regards to local glass makers and could do with some,ta,Keith.


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Re: More amethyst glass
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2009, 01:31:24 PM »
If you want the honest answer, it's years of experience, combined with digging in archives. Sometimes the Apocryphal has been proved correct and sometimes not.

Your frustration of not finding any weighty references has been shared by many over the years (including me). This may well be sorted (at least partially) when Charles Hajdamach's new book on 20th Century British Glass hits the shelves later this year.

Nigel


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Re: More amethyst glass
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2009, 03:12:48 PM »
Thanks Nigel,I'm also waiting for that book got the 1800-1914 one,I was close with Webbs I suppose the colour was just a little paler than the Webbs pieces I have,thanks again,Keith.


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This one has me stumped, so would appreciate any pointers as to who and when... it's a blue bowl, with beautifully graduated and controlled bubbles in vertical columns around it.

Round the centre of the base is a ring of smaller bubbles.

The feet are what made me pick this up as they are curiously pointy shaped and 8 in number. The base is very highly polished with no trace of a pontil mark or any other mark!

The colour is just gorgeous, and the size is are 6½" diameter and 2½" high.

Has anyone seen these before and have any suggestions as to its origins please?


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Re: Blue controlled bubbled bowl on curiously pointy feet
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 06:02:45 PM »
Got one of those,posted mine some weeks ago and cannot remember,Stuart or nearby will check my posts,no doubt some one will beat me to it.Keith


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Re: Blue controlled bubbled bowl on curiously pointy feet
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 06:24:35 PM »
Brilliant! thanks Keith, managed to find yours here after a bit of searching:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,28310.0.html (I've now tweaked the topic title to make it easier to find again too!) so it's Stevens and Williams  / Royal Brierley - that's terrific! And thanks to Nigel for ID'ing yours *and* by extension, mine too!  :hiclp:

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Just a quickie... any idea of date for this design please?

 

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