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Author Topic: More Vaseline/Uranium Glass  (Read 2221 times)

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Offline Leni

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« on: November 28, 2005, 06:01:06 PM »
Having now got my replacement camera  :D and downloaded all the software, I am back with my latest acquisitions in the Victorian Vaseline / Uranium line  :roll:

The first one I suspect is from one of the Stourbridge glasshouses, but who?  Richardson?  Stewart?  :shock: http://tinypic.com/hwk676.jpg  http://tinypic.com/hwk3eh.jpg  

Here's a picture of the underneath http://tinypic.com/hwk650.jpg

However, this one really confuses me!  (Youngest son :roll: immediately christened it "the spotty jam-jar"  :evil:) http://tinypic.com/hwk6mr.jpg  and  the base  http://tinypic.com/hwk6tz.jpg

Any ideas?  :?

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2005, 08:51:07 PM »
Isn't it strange Leni?  You'd have thought someone would have pegged your pieces quite quickly.  I guess you've chosen a difficult area to pin down!   :?

The technique on the spotty-jam-jar is fabulous, it must have been cutting-edge styling at the time, eh?
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2005, 09:27:08 PM »
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The technique on the spotty-jam-jar is fabulous, it must have been cutting-edge styling at the time, eh?

That's the point, Max!  What was the time?  :shock:  :?

I suppose I'd get answers quicker if I collected things other people liked, such as WF or Murano or Scandi  :wink:  

But I like my 'triffids', so I guess I'll just happily wait for Bernard, or Mr Vaseline Glass, or one of the others who share my tastes to make a comment  :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2005, 10:52:39 PM »
Your little posey vase has been attributed to Richardson.  I have one on the front cover of my book.
I suspect that the vase with the spots is John Walsh Walsh OR Powell.
conjecture, but most likely, due to the precision work.
hope that helps a bit.

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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2005, 08:03:26 AM »
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Your little posey vase has been attributed to Richardson.  I have one on the front cover of my book.
I suspect that the vase with the spots is John Walsh Walsh OR Powell.
conjecture, but most likely, due to the precision work.
hope that helps a bit.

Dave Peterson
aka: mr. vaseline glass


Blimey.  That's not bad going Leni, is it?!  :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2005, 10:34:02 AM »
Thank you very much, Dave!     :D

I knew I could rely on you!  :wink:  :D

P.S.  I think I need to get your book!   :oops:  (I'll put it on my christmas list  :wink: )
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2005, 12:45:20 PM »
Dave, I have just looked at the VGCI website, and I notice something interesting on the cover of your book and also on the 'Theme' page under 'English Blown Glass'.  

The little posy vase you show has clear glass leaf 'feet', whereas mine has green glass leaf 'feet'.  Do you know if this is an indication that they were made at different times, or was it just a variation, or is there some other conclusion to be drawn from this - or none?   :?  :roll:
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2005, 01:20:53 PM »
The conclusion you can draw is that was the color of glass in the pot the day the piece was made.  It was just to make it a little different to possibly appeal to a potential customer that might not want clear glass feet.
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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2005, 01:43:47 PM »
Thank you   :D

Could mean that 'real' collectors need to get examples of both types!  :roll:  :wink:  :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2005, 01:54:32 PM »
I guess that is up to the "real" collector's budget!
I consider myself a 'real' collector and my first one (with the clear feet) was too expensive to try to acquire another.  There are just too many other things in yellow-green glass that catch my eye to try to double up.  If you were asking about a particular piece of pressed pattern glass and had interest in the pattern, I would encourage you to find all the shapes (sugar, creamer, butter, compote, etc.).  However, with blown art glass, it is not really considered a 'set', as each piece is crafted individually and no two are exactly alike.

Each collector decides their own parameter of what they want to add to their collection.  

If you are going to go for all variations, I have also seen one with a red blush near the top of the posey vase.  The area just above the foot was yellow vaseline, and the whole thing glowed, which meant that a small gather of cranberry was first made, then a larger gather of vaseline was added over the top.  I think that one sold for about $175 USD on ebay about 4 months ago.  I think my version with the clear feet sold for about $100 when I bought it.  

just my 2 cents
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