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Author Topic: Percival, Vickers & Co-what is this?  (Read 498 times)

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Offline Amaya

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Percival, Vickers & Co-what is this?
« on: October 02, 2009, 07:39:20 AM »
Hello,

The information I've found on this item based on the registration no. 75942 on the glass piece is that it was produced by Percival, Vickers & Co. on June 29th 1887.  It sits on an ornate silver plate stand by Walker and Hall.  Any ideas as to what it was used for and its value?   

Any and all information will be gratefully received.
Thank you

Amaya

PS

My husband says that it is a thistle design on the stand.

Offline Bernard C

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Re: Percival, Vickers & Co-what is this?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 08:26:06 AM »
Amaya — I'm amazed!   I've been dealing in mounted British glass for about 15 years, and never even suspected this gem.

The actual registration was for a rectangular dish with a single fan at each end, and the recess at the base to lock it into a rectangular stand, and I've never seen that, either.   Thompson describes it as a marmalade.

As for value, we don't talk values here — it's too subjective.   Nevertheless, there are some keen Manchester collectors, and it would also appeal to Scottish souvenir collectors.

Bernard C.  8)
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Offline Amaya

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Re: Percival, Vickers & Co-what is this?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 08:55:44 AM »
Hi Bernard,

Thanks for your reply-we have two other mounted British glass items that I will be asking info. on soon.

Sooooo...... if we don't discuss values on this site any good hints as to the best place to have these items valued?  We're looking at auctioning them off on ebay as soon as we have some indication as to their worth.

Thanks again for your post.

Amaya

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Re: Percival, Vickers & Co-what is this?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 11:07:36 PM »
As for value, we don't talk values here — it's too subjective.   Nevertheless, there are some keen Manchester collectors, and it would also appeal to Scottish souvenir collectors.

I can vouch for that! It took my interest for sure.

Carolyn

 

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