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Offline Paul S.

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rare early 'STUARTS' mark ??
« on: September 23, 2009, 05:26:51 PM »
Sorry, its not pink, clear flint only (I must ditch the black paper).   Acid etched mark on base - as shown in the pic., and this design first registered in May 1921  -  and the 'Blue Book' shows 2 Nos. for this - 682592/3  -  does this mean the stopper has one no. and the base the other??    However, the main anomaly is that I can't find 'STUARTS' in any of the books  -  they all omit the 'S  -  and those books which I have access to all discuss marks post 1924 - 'STUART' only.   What wud the piece have been used for???     It is of some quality, as there is a decanter type no. on stopper and the base (on the neck) - No. 52.   The top of the stopper is ground/polished, and looks very lens like.    The pontil is also ground/polished.   About 12.5 cms. tall and about 9.5 cms. at the widest, and lots of wear on the base.
Grateful for any help please, and thanks for looking.   Paul S.


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Re: rare early 'STUARTS' mark ??
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 06:18:23 PM »
Paul — Interesting, I've not seen this early mark before.   It may be a possessive "s", i.e. our registration.

Ground in stoppered jars are generally regarded as pickles, to keep the vinegar smell in.   They wouldn't work as preserve jars as the sugar would act like glue as it dried out and seize up the stopper.

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Re: rare early 'STUARTS' mark ??
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 08:01:06 PM »
The Blue Book just means Stuart registered something for each of those numbers on the same date; one being some aspect of your pickle jar. The other could have been something completely different.


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Re: rare early 'STUARTS' mark ??
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 09:18:52 PM »
my thanks to both of you, and I agree it's certainly an interesting piece, and intriguing to surmise perhaps, for how long after May 1921 they continued with this mark.  Presumably it stopped some time before 1924, when we start to see the mark that we are more familiar with.  Paul S.


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Re: rare early 'STUARTS' mark ??
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2010, 03:41:22 AM »
Can we add these to the RD album too please Paul?


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Re: rare early 'STUARTS' mark ??
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2010, 08:03:27 PM »
yes, of course Anne. :)


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