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Offline nigel benson

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Re: Amber celery vase?Webbs?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 11:47:09 AM »

Why is it being referred to as a celery vase? Is it marked as such?

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Re: Amber celery vase?Webbs?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 01:17:14 PM »
Paul;just me being saft as usual and hoping it is Webbs,
Nigel;just going on the size,bit big for a beaker and a bit small for flowers,doesn't say celery anywhere :-[

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Re: Amber celery vase?Webbs?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2011, 01:54:45 PM »

The shape is not generally associated with the description of 'celery' vase.

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Re: Amber celery vase?Webbs?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2011, 04:09:01 PM »
Looking at my Chance celery vase I see what you mean,a little smaller with straight sides,then again maybe it's for big celery and people with flair ::) :wsh:

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Re: Amber celery vase?Webbs?
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2011, 04:34:49 PM »
Although in regards to the shape have a look at ebay item 380324538046?

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Re: Amber celery vase?Webbs?
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2011, 07:30:28 PM »
A little more critical analysis Keith.... shape and therefore size are not the same - apart from that your quite right!

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Re: Amber celery vase?Webbs?
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2011, 03:00:39 PM »
It's a bucket vase, and a bucket is the appropriate place for celery.
But does anybody know who made it?
I don't think I've ever seen coloured Edinburgh glass.
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Re: Amber celery vase?Webbs?
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2011, 05:01:24 PM »
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It's a bucket vase, and a bucket is the appropriate place for celery

That's as may be Sue, but that doesn't make it a celery vase, only a useful/handy utensil that can be used for that particular function. Just as the fact that another has celery written on it to avoid the regulations regarding the production of luxury goods at the time. Just a device to get a vase through the vagaries of the law - still doesn't make it a celery vase as recognised in collecting circles.

Celery vases are traditionally footed vases and slimmer look to the one in question for this thread.

I'm sure that lots of folks will disagree with my description of a celery vase - particularly for the second quarter of the twentieth century onward?? However, that's always been my understanding of what people are looking for when they ask for them when buying for collections.

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Re: Amber celery vase?Webbs?
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2011, 07:11:29 PM »
Nigel, your description is fine for the celery vases that really were for celery, but the vases that were just dumbing (with the word celery on them) down to avoid luxury goods tax are much more variable.

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