Author Topic: id request please for iridescent vase. ID = Royal Brierley Studio Range  (Read 1110 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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Feel I should know this, but do think it is British, although can't now recall a name - sure I have seen little mushroomy things with this sort of surface.    Am I correct in thinking the finish is what is called a stannous oxide iridescence?   About 200mm tall and probably a very deep purple glass looking like black  -  and it is definitely cased with clear underneath the surface.   The top rim has bee ground, polished and bevelled - quite a quality piece.    Hope someone can remember the name for me, and if I am in the wrong place my apologies to all.    thanks for looking.


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Re: id request please for iridescent vase.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010, 08:04:23 PM »
Hi Paul

I think you'll find it's Royal Brierley Studio, the Harrises from Isle of Wight Studio Glass designed the range for RB.

Suzy x


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Re: id request please for iridescent vase.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010, 08:59:52 PM »
thanks for quick reply Suzy - I assume it would originally have had a label  -  and do you know what sort of date we are looking at.   I appreciate that I tend to browse only the charity shops and boot sales, but I don't recall seeing a piece before perhaps a little uncommon.    cheers  Paul S. 


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Re: id request please for iridescent vase.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010, 09:19:06 PM »
If you do a straight forward search on the name you will come up with quite a few examples. Search the GMB too as I'm sure they've been discussed before.

Siuzy x


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Re: id request please for iridescent vase.
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2010, 12:44:00 AM »
Late 70's /early 80's I believe,some signed 'Royal Brierley Studio' some not,like this one....
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Re: id request please for iridescent vase.
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010, 08:27:19 AM »
thanks to both of you, and will now do a search.    think I prefer the shape of yours Keith, better than mine. :)


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Re: id request please for iridescent vase.
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2010, 08:56:05 AM »
Made in lots of sizes and shapes and a variety of base colours, I think I have seen green, blue, red, 'black' and possibly white too. Sometimes the signature is very faint.

John


That's base as in underneath rather than unpleasant. ;D


Offline scimiman

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Re: id request please for iridescent vase.
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 08:58:48 AM »
RB marks are very difficult to see on some pieces but if you look at the base in good light and turn the vase in various directions you will probably see a faint etched RB sig.
Regards Mike
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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: id request please for iridescent vase.
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2010, 01:43:39 PM »
They do come in white.  :thup:

RB wanted to find a design they could "mass" produce which would emulate studio glass and commissioned the Harrises to produce it. I believe they formed a company comprised of Michael,Elizabeth and Tim to do so.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: id request please for iridescent vase.
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2010, 02:30:10 PM »
White one with sig'

 



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