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Offline lmj

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Hi i have exhausted my few archives trying to id this bowl it has a fairy or sprite with a Puk like hat under trees it stands at 12.05cm and it is 17cm across,it sits on 4 feet and the fairy is on opposing sides.thanks for looking.Lynn


Offline Anne E.B.

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Re: fairy or sprite bowl
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 04:59:42 PM »
I think it might be Sowerby but will have to check. If I remember right the figure is from Greek mythology.
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Re: fairy or sprite bowl
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 05:08:59 PM »
Sowerby 2566 (came with a holder) - c.late 30's.
(from Glen's "Sowerby's Ellison Glass Works Volume One Victoria To George V") Illustrated List no.35 :)
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Re: fairy or sprite bowl
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 05:34:53 PM »
Confirmation is here (amongst other threads I believe) http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,2362.0.html

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Re: fairy or sprite bowl
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 06:52:52 PM »
many thanks Pamela and yes he is looking more and more like Hermes...Lynn


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Re: fairy or sprite bowl
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 06:56:01 PM »
Thank you Anne a font of knowledge as usual,calling it a sprite was a bit of demotion for the winged Hermes !!


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Re: fairy or sprite bowl
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2010, 06:35:02 AM »

Definitely Sowerby - Perseus - the winged messenger is your fairy depiction... I have the pink, amber, green, blue and clear versions! They're delightful!
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Re: fairy or sprite bowl
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2010, 01:12:47 AM »
Certainly not Perseus, who was a hero and great-grandfather of Heracles/Hercules. The figure on this vase is Hermes, or so says Adam D. who used to work at Sowerby. Also known to collectors as Mercury. (Hermes is Greek, Mercury is the Roman equivalent).


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Re: fairy or sprite bowl ID = Sowerby, "Hermes" or "Mercury" vase
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2010, 06:35:28 AM »
many thanks Cathy,i in fact thought he looked like Hermes from the pictures i see in books,i appreciate the reply...Lynn


 



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