this shows the mistake of putting two items on the same post - very reprehensible - don't want this to now get out of hand, so must be careful we don't get confused.
Sue.......Been a bit busy elsewhere this evening, so only just seen your comments re ginger jar (the Monart piece), and you may well be correct, in which case I only have two thirds of what I thought I was getting.
Another reason to know your subject before launching out on a purchase.
Tomorrow I will go back over Frank's catalogue pictures.
Nigel - my secret is out - were you bidding as well? - and did you know there may well have been a lid missing? You should have told me
When you say pics. of the bases, I have of course already shown a picture of the Monart base, (were you just viewing on line?) - In view of the time now - I will post a picture of the lamp base tomorrow, but can tell you however, that it is a mould blown base. Whatever attribution the lamp base gets, I was so struck by the similarity of the 'S' scrolls on both pieces that I really though there was some sort of connection. Having walked out of the auction and straight into the charity shop, I couldn't but be struck by the similarity. But being a pessimist, by the time I got home I had almost convinced myself it was Chinese. Ordinarily, something like this, in a charity shop, I would avoid - looks too clean and modern - but what convinced me to take a chance was the amount of base wear. I have tried looking briefly re Peter Holmes, but nothing to report just yet.
Re the brown Wrythen - controlled bubble vase - hadn't given it too much thought yet, and haven't yet posted, so no one will know what we are talking about. No marks that I can see - possibly too dark for Webb, perhaps Stuart - would you like to confide your thoughts, or is the jury still out. Thanks for looking, of course. Paul S.