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Author Topic: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please ID= Stuart & Sons  (Read 2508 times)

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Offline pwayne

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Hi Folks,
 I spotted this Art Nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase in the US and repatriated it back to England. Anyone know  the maker, i suspect either Stuart or Powell but as its not really my speciality i thought i would ask and try to pin down a maker. The vase stands 5 3/4" tall and is 8 1/2" in dia. Cheers Wayne.

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Re: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2009, 04:05:10 PM »
I'd be worried about the hard glare iridescence, the absence of wear on the stand ring and the donut prunts - none of which points at Art Nouveau.

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Re: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2009, 04:28:08 PM »
Hi Ivo,
 No the vase is not iridescent, and the trailed decoration protrudes from the base to the pontil and they have taken all the wear, Its period glass and yes i agree more Arts and Crafts than Nouveau, we were more restrained over here, but it would still could be classed as Nouveau over here. Cheers Wayne.

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Re: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 05:37:43 PM »
I see why you thought it was iridescent now, its reflections from the telly, the wife was watching the Simpson's while i was taking the pics!

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Re: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 06:36:51 PM »
In some ways I hope I'm wrong about it being a recent piece. Because if it isn't it's a cuspidor.

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Re: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 06:50:46 PM »
If it is it's enough to make one spit,beautiful piece though,Keith

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Re: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2009, 08:31:26 PM »
Ah so an Arts and crafts spittoon then, something to hawk in whilst doing a bit of Repouss√© work on your copper charger, thanks chaps, any guesses at a maker Keith. 

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Re: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2009, 08:47:20 PM »
It reminds me also of Stuart although their pieces seem lighter with a peacock feather type design,Powells I'm not familiar with but there are plenty out there that will know I'm sure,Keith.

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Re: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2009, 10:36:54 PM »
I don't think it's recent. the color and shape remind me of a stevens and williams piece I recently saw with a line drawing. it's not exactly the same but the color and basic design is similar. I agree though, older English.

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Re: Art nouveau/Arts and Crafts vase, maker info please
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2009, 03:55:52 AM »
Stuart is the first that comes to mind, but as you'll see in the following threads, many companies were responsible for similar pieces with the peacock feather decoration.

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,24368.0.html
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,76.msg219.html#msg219
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,1901.20.html

 

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