My response was that the vases which yesvil has posted are âmost likely made by Canning Town Glass Companyâ. I specifically chose the words âmost likelyâ in order to infer that it wasnât positive, but that it was pretty much âlikelyâ. Iâll explain why I feel that in a moment; Iâll deal with the other point next.
I wrote that the vases shown by yesvil âare usually called âRoyal Pineappleâ â. Cathy understood me perfectly (thank you, Cathy). The name that Carnival Glass collectors give to the vases that yesvil has is âRoyal Pineappleâ.
I do understand the difference between the âpointy bitsâ and the âscalesâ. I have actually been researching and writing about these items over several decades. I provided the link to my page on the Canning Town piece with the âThistleâ vase so you could see the factory that I feel most likely made the âRoyal Pineappleâ vases.
The mould for the âThistleâ vase is at Broadfield House Museum. It was presented to the museum back in the 1970s by Bob Clements, a Carnival Glass Society (CGS UK) member, who had worked at Canning Town Glass Company. Last year (2009) I asked Roger Dodsworth if he would be able to put the mould on display for the CGS UKâs annual convention. He kindly did exactly that, and we were able to examine the mould closely and put our marigold âThistleâ vase alongside the mould for photos (shown in the link I gave you). In our lecture and display that followed (at the CGS annual convention last year), Steve (my husband) and I showed both âRoyal Pineappleâ and âThistleâ vases in smoke and marigold. Back in the 1980s we discovered the first known âThistleâ vase in smoke. Since then, a collector friend of ours discovered a âRoyal Pineappleâ vase in smoke too. The vases are very similar in form and appearance and the smoke iridescence is identical. In my considered opinion the âRoyal Pineappleâ and the âThistleâ pieces were most likely (i.e. probably) produced by the same maker. My opinion is based on circumstantial evidence, observation and many years of research and experience, hence my statement âmost likely made by the Canning Town Glass Companyâ.
In the section on the Canning Town Glass Works in our book âCarnival Glass, The Magic & The Mystery 2â (page 184) I wrote the following: âItâs possible that a similar shaped vase known as Royal Pineapple (also known in marigold and scarce smoky grey-blue) was made by this companyâ.