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Offline Anne E.B.

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What would sit on these plinths?
« on: November 22, 2005, 01:25:52 PM »
This first plinth has perplexed me.  It's an unusual shape (and 12" long) added to the fact that it is absolutely flat on top and doesn't have the usual small 'rim' to hold things.  I would imagine that anything placed on top would be easily knocked off (by me at least :roll: )
Any ideas as to maker and what is meant to go on top?
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/plinths003.jpg

The second one is quite heavy (3" high).  Again, any ideas as to maker and what it was meant to display?
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/plinths004.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2005, 01:37:32 PM »
Would the first one have had one of those glass domes on it?  The dome would then fit over the top of the plinth, rather than sit on it :shock:
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2005, 02:12:23 PM »
The second looks like it would have had a crystal ball on it :D
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2005, 02:43:36 PM »
Ha! Trick question!
The first one is an upside down "Golf" plate from the H-collection of 1938 made by Leerdam.
The second one looks like the plinth belonging to a dish from either Northwood or Cambridge glass 1922.

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2005, 02:55:18 PM »
(http://tinypic.com/fyn6s0.jpg)
Cambridge glass Azurite bowl without plinth. Anyway, glass with a black plinth was very popular in the twenties, I believe many makers did (optional) black plinths - including Monart, Davidson, Walther, Leerdam.

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2005, 02:58:57 PM »
(http://tinypic.com/fyn7kj.jpg)

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2005, 03:29:27 PM »
Ivo, you are amazing !

How about this one ?
(http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10006/normal_Glass%20042.jpg)
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2005, 03:45:51 PM »
Anne thank you for sharing!
Ivo, yes as Peter just said you are amazing  :D
GOLF in fact looks like a sand trap on the course  8)
guess it was used as a tray like this?
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/karaffen/01041.html
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2005, 04:28:10 PM »
Yes they call them "plates" but they were used as trays for cream&sugar or jam jars. In fact I have several of these in use myself. I just discovered a golf in dark purple I didn't even know I had!

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2005, 05:29:54 PM »
Ivo - you are a STAR :!:   I would never have guessed.  However, it does explain the wear marks on the bottom of the "plate".  Its always good to see examples from catalogues - so thank you. 8)

Thanks Pamela for showing your decanter set on the tray - it displays it really well.  I've had a little play around with a couple of French decanter sets that I have, using them in the same way.  They don't look as good as yours, but at least I have found a use for the plate/tray :P .
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/LeerdamGolfplate001.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/LeerdamGolfplate002.jpg

Peter - your plinth looks to be the same as mine (3" high x 6" diam. max).   I have two of these now, and have used one to hold my Josef Inwald bowl.  There is just the slightest play, with the diameter of the plinth being slightly larger than the base of the bowl, but it really displays the bowl beautifully (if a little high).  I'm not sure what type of plinth would originally have been used with the bowl, but it looks better on this one, rather than having none at all.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/josefinwald002.jpg

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