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Author Topic: Walsh-Walsh? Iridescent mould/hand blown ; ID = Walsh Walsh, mother of pearl  (Read 3312 times)

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Offline Baked_Beans

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Any ideas on this one would be great !  Max height 5 inches and max diameter is 7 inches. Polished pontil with quite a bit of scratching to base. Thanks for looking.
Mike

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Re: Iridescent mould/hand blown ; possibly soda glass vase. Not a clue on ID !
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 07:58:17 PM »
Hi,
The glass looks very similar to an item Bernard Identified for me some time ago as Walsh Walsh 'Mother of Pearl' glass. I'm not familiar with many Walsh shapes so can't confirm if your vase is by them, but I think it' should be worth looking in that direction.

Steven :)

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Re: Iridescent mould/hand blown ; possibly soda glass vase. Not a clue on ID !
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 08:03:37 PM »
Cheers Steven,
I will try seaching on the internet ! Ta, Mike.
Mike

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Re: Iridescent mould/hand blown ; possibly soda glass vase. Not a clue on ID !
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2010, 08:38:27 PM »
Just had a look in the book 'the glass of John Walsh Walsh 1850-1951
There are a couple of very similar vases shape wise, in the book, I expect Bernard would know for sure.
Maybe a Mod could add Walsh Walsh ?? to the header to bring it to Bernards eye?
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Re: Iridescent mould/hand blown ; possibly soda glass vase. Not a clue on ID !
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 08:41:10 PM »
Certainly has the Walsh look,
                                 Keith.

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Re: Walsh-Walsh? Iridescent mould/hand blown ; possibly soda glass vase.
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 02:39:04 AM »
Mike — Yes, that floral / leaf pattern is a well known Walsh pattern, known in mother of pearl and other types of Walsh glass.   Yours is also flint mother of pearl glass, made by starting with a tiny initial gather of a hard white opal, possibly a lampshade glass, and then casing this in colour or flint glass.   The final stage after shaping the rim was applying the lovely iridescence.

If you are really lucky, the thin inside layer of opal glass may have started breaking up into a light crackle effect, usually around the rim.

Nice piece.

Bernard C.  8)
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Thanks ever so much Andy, Keith & Bernard for your huge help on this piece !
Can I ask ...is there a good general book on Walsh Walsh so that I could order it from the library (and then maybe buy it) !?
There is no light crackle effect to the rim (as yet !) .
I hope to put the vase on ebay and I will use the facility on this site to link it in (which I should have done before on other items ....sorry Glassmessages !).
Bernard, do you have any ideas for the dates of production for this type of vase/pattern ?
Cheers , Mike  ;)    
Mike

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The Glass of John Walsh Walsh, 1850-1951, by Eric Reynolds is the only book. ISBN 0 903685 69 8

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Thanks Christine, I will be off to the library !
Mike

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Mike — it's difficult to date Walsh mother of pearl accurately.   Roughly early C20 give or take a decade, possibly continuing through to the '30s.

Bernard C.  8)
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