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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2005, 05:48:36 AM »
Hi Alison,

I agree, not Cambridge. I think all the Cambridge are here:

http://www.cambridgeglass.org/memberphotos/picfrogs.htm

They are beautifully detailed - Cambridge isn't called elegant for nothing.

Is there any chance of a better picture, showing some different angles? Maybe use a back sheet and a flood light to bring the details out.

Re Sowerby, see the bottom page, from 1956 catalogue.

http://www.bullworks.net/ffg/engpg/pgrod/pgrod.html


As for the price - it's probably about right for the Australian market. (The price is set by antiques shops and includes an importation cost!)

Cathy B.


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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2005, 05:49:48 AM »
The last guest was genuinely me. Who was the other guest?

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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2005, 06:17:47 AM »
Hello Cathy.  As for the penultimate guest, I cannot say.  Did I sound a little piqued regarding the question of value?  I was!

The Sowerby Lady is definitely different from this lady.  I have several of the Sowerby sets and, in my experience, they sell for significantly less than this uranium set.  She is shown on the Pressglas website as "unknown".  I understand that the Sowerby set was called "Flora" and that it was sold as a promotional item at one stage.  Have you also heard this

People have often quoted the book you refer to.  I have also found that it is very inaccurate, particularly in regard to this piece.

I will endeavour to get some better shots and post them.


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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2005, 10:32:47 AM »
I didn't realise how many similar looking lady's there are out there.  :)


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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2005, 09:09:02 PM »
I must apologise to thomasandkatherine, I did not realise it was your item, you were selling - ahhhhh :oops:

I thought as with so many posts it was questioning an eBay listing. I am sure you will get the price asked, as you say - you know your market, I hope you see I was only trying to help

I have to admit I got £100.000 for a lady figurine in frosted uranium glass - it was Czech but had a UK Rd No. which dated and gave it an attribution and UK importer ref the Rd No. It was Inwald I think, I posted it a while back but can't find it now.

You are correct about the ridged bases, I could not edit as a guest, I meant to say that ‘ridged appearance’ to the base or as you have explained stump (I was not meaning to question they are in fact sometimes called stumps, sorry if it sounded like that), which I am sure you will concede also acts as a frog unlike with some other pieces (ref my post), I have some Cambridge and you can feel slight bumps towards the top - the holes are so near the outer edge, I think they also did Scalloped bases to some figures.

Yes you are correct about the moulds being sold on - I cannot see the finishing in your eBay photo and it did look so like the green, in fact many of the ladies, in the Cambridge page at Black Poppy, the one at the back I linked is a dead ringer, but as you mention, Cambridge is very fine with few bubbles and mould lines very fine or ground down

Thing is so many companies either through the selling or passing on of moulds, or copying items with slight changes can make attribution a nightmare

Maybe if you can post a very clear picture of the figure as you state (I am sure the bowl is right still), Czech experts like Marcus will be bale to help

At least I helped by ruling out Cambridge :oops: LOL

I have looked at your eBay pic again and ref http://www.cambridgeglass.org/memberphotos/picfrogs.htm it looks like the ‘Green 8in Draped Lady on candleholder centerpiece’ – wow – I wonder if the Czech copy came after as there is definitely much similarity

It is a real brain teaser, I have pieces I know are Sowerby, Bagley or Jobling – then these really similar figures, centrepieces and mascots that have more bubbles, less fine finishing, when I ask for an attribution I usually get Czech, but only occasionally with a factory


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« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2005, 06:13:01 AM »
Hi there,

The Cambridge draped lady does resemble Alison's, but I think  that Alison's is seated whereas the draped lady is standing, and you can see both knees in Alison's, but not in the Cambridge.

That said, these beasties are devilishly difficult to photograph and it's quite hard to see the detail.

Cathy.


 

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