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Offline BJB

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Large Art Deco Frosted Bowl, is it French?
« on: October 21, 2005, 12:14:34 PM »
Hi,

I have just collected my purchases today and at the bottom of a large box I found this charger which I hadn't even noticed :oops:

Its 12" across and has what looks like fern patterning on the bottom and a matt inside. I have looked and looked but can't find any marks. To me it looks French maybe Etling? or Verlys? but I thought they had a moulded mark around the rim.

What do you think?

Barbara

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 03:37:43 PM »
Obviously no wear to the base of this beauty - a lampshade? I would not dare to place it anywhere else  :shock:
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 03:56:39 PM »
Hi Pamela,

There is wear to the little bits that touch the table surface, and these have worn clear rather than the matt finish.

Anne it really is lovely and huge, I don't know how I missed it!

Barbara


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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2005, 03:58:10 PM »
Is it ground on the rim?

Looks to shallow for a lamp shade and the edge is wrong for fitting in a bulkhead ring.

Unusually attractive piece for its ilk too :twisted:
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2005, 04:01:24 PM »
Hi Frank,

It doesn't look ground, it is really well finished off, and the decoration is very crisply moulded. I really like it.

If I can manage to get there, I might lug it up to Harrogate and see if I can get it id'd.

Barbara


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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2005, 07:43:10 AM »
Hi Barbara, Lovely I must say. I also have a large piece of Verlys and the mark "Verlys" is scratched (for want of a better word, can't think this morning) rather than moulded.The mark follows the curve of a leaf, so carefully  tilt the piece into the light and see if you spot any scratches, this would be on the interior. I am always amazed at how some companies marked their wares, but seem to take delight in trying to hide the mark at the same time. I should also add mine is 14 inches across and the design is of three orchids, frosted with a clear background. Terry


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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2005, 11:17:38 AM »
Took a pic of the mark on mine so you can see what I was talking about.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/Muscadale/TVerlyssignature.jpg
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2005, 08:14:04 PM »
Hi Terry,

I have looked all over the flaming thing and I cant see a mark anywhere :( .

It's made me like it more though as the moulding is so fine and crisp, its one of those that I don't have the room (or roomspace) to keep but I don't want to sell it either :?  

It's sat on the table in the consevatory at the moment looking rather sad and lost. Will have to move it soon before it gets "catted" by Lucre who will make it his new bed :evil:

http://tinypic.com/etxwlt.jpg                                (Lucre looking as though he is growing a table out of his tummy!)


It needs a large window and a plate stand to show it off to its full advantage I think.

Barbara


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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2005, 09:59:32 AM »
Terry, Why not show us a pic of your whole item ?

Just out of interst, here is what looks like a similar sort of thing by Molineux, Webb and Co but quite different in detail
http://www.murrayam.supanet.com/molyneux.html
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2005, 12:24:29 PM »
Happy to oblige
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/Muscadale/T14inchverlyscharger.jpg

Here is the label.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/Muscadale/TVerlysLable.jpg

The design is of three orchids, they are frosted while the rest remains clear. The design is on the inside and is so high in relief I cannot imagine what you could put in it to make it useful unless whole fruit. Terry

 

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