... and is this why Hajdamach omitted peacock's eye trail decoration? Because he could not find any evidence to substantiate a popular late nineteenth century date for the design? I believe it is fairly obvious that Hajdamach avoided controversy,
I realise that you are musing about the subject Bernard, but whilst I
often wonder about what is behind the inclusion or exclusion of items, or topics, by an author, I realise it is pointless trying to make any assumptions about their thought processes, or decisions, that I cannot substantiate. So, if it is not possible check with that author, why bother?
Suffice to say that I would not have made my original statement if I felt it was misleading. Having done my own reading and research on the subject of teardrops, amongst other Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau devices used on glass, I am confident in my assertion - especially since I haven't limited myself to the books I had on my shelf.
I explained about this, and a number of other features that allow us to determine the differences between manufacturers and the dating of their work in the talk(s) I gave to members of the Glass Association at Blackwell, back in July, at the beginning of the Powell Glass Exhibition (which, by the by, finishes on 1st Nov 2009).