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Wedgwood sheringham etched mark question
« on: May 01, 2010, 05:39:25 PM »
I have a pair of candleholders that I now want to sell.  I've never looked into much research on them as I know they are Wedgwood Sheringham, however I've now discovered they are both marked on the base with an urn and then Wedgwood England, so thought I'd just investigate a little further.  From what I have read would I be right in thinking these are early after the takeover by Wedgwood, of King's Lynn glass?  And if so can I date them any more precisely due to this mark?  Is it known when the etched vase stopped being put on the glass?

Any thoughts or information would be very much appreciated please.  And many thanks in advance :)
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Re: Wedgwood sheringham etched mark question
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 03:53:03 AM »
Hi - have just checked my copy of Wedgwood Glass, by Susan Tobin, but all that says is that the Portland vase etched mark was the first used mark,  used after the takeover of Kings Lynn glass, followed by the "Wedgwood England" oval mark, but it gives no dates.

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Re: Wedgwood sheringham etched mark question
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 05:51:07 AM »
Thank you Jackie :)  I appreciate you looking for me.

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Re: Wedgwood sheringham etched mark question
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 05:08:40 PM »
In Millers 20th Century Glass (page 230) Andy McConnell states that that paper label was used in 1969 and Portland vase mark was used 1969-71. The Portland vase mark is sandblasted using a stencil, I have seen it on it's own or with "Wedgwood" or "Wedgwood made in England".

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Re: Wedgwood sheringham etched mark question
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 05:22:38 PM »
Thank you John  :)
 so would I be right in concluding these two date to 1969 then?  If the paper label was used and they have the urn sandblasted on?
I'm not sure even why I am pursuing this  ;D but I am curious - partly because this pair look darker than the ones I have seen on the net as topaz - mine look definitely what I would call a true amber - but then that might just be lighting and photography I guess and probably my eyesight.

thanks again.
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Re: Wedgwood sheringham etched mark question
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2010, 05:45:15 PM »
If the information in the book is accurate and they both have that label then yes.

Any difference in colour is more likely to be due to lighting etc. The Wedgwood Topaz is a lovely amber, much 'richer' than most ambers it looks fantastic in sunlight.

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Re: Wedgwood sheringham etched mark question
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2010, 06:49:32 PM »
Thanks John  :clap: I really appreciate it.
Now I will struggle to sell them :-\ they could be the 'one piece' I keep for my for representation of Wedgwood in my collection .... well that is until I find some with many more discs :angel:
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