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Offline Anne E.B.

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Is this Davidson marble glass?
« on: December 08, 2005, 12:52:11 PM »
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Can anyone tell me if this is Davidson marble glass? I've just seen something very similar on the Great Glass website.

Its a really nice piece decorated with Scottish thistles, Irish shamrock and roses.  I've requested details of package and postage costs and had no reply :cry:  - so I won't be taking it any further :?

Haven't seen one of these before, and at first thought it was a bowl.  Any ideas what might sit on top of it?  It seems very ornate for a stand.

Anne E.B. :wink:
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Is this Davidson marble glass?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005, 01:03:09 PM »
Hi,
    No it is not Davidson. It is also incomplete. What the seller has is the base to a covered butter dish.

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Chris
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005, 01:09:05 PM »
Ah!  Thanks Chris for that :P  I would imagine it looks fabulous complete with a lid.  what a shame its missing.

p.s. I love your website 8)
Much respect.
Anne E.B. :wink:
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2005, 01:17:32 AM »
Anne, you'll love Chris's book even more - it's fabulous! Add it to your Christmas List. 8)

I'm still reading and learning - and funnily enough today had reached the page showing the Blue Pearline patterns from 1891 and when in Kendal this afternoon I found one of the 242 baskets but in clear flint glass not Pearline, which is interesting.  I suppose these were made in clear and colours as well as Pearline, but I have not seen photos of the non-Pearline ones anywhere. I wonder how popular they were compared to the Pearline ones?


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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005, 03:34:15 PM »
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Anne, you'll love Chris's book even more - it's fabulous! Add it to your Christmas List. 8)


Done!  Ordered this weekend :P   Can't wait :lol:

Regards - t'other Anne :wink:
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2005, 08:33:10 AM »
Hi Anne,

I have seen these 242 baskets in flint, amber and uranium (which Davidson called canary). We do not know in what quantities the different colours were made in, but as Pearline was the most expensive and attractive, then these are the ones mostly likely to survive.

T'other Anne,

Your book will be posted today. I'm afraid we could not get to the post office yesterday.

Regards

Chris
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005, 04:47:12 PM »
Chris, Thank you for your extra info. The flint one isn't as attractive as the pearline for sure, but it's a nice shape and unusual, so I'm happy to add it to my Davidson collection (which is growing nicely - thanks in part to having been able to ID some more of my glass as Davidson with the help of your book.) :)

The 242 flint basket in case anyone's interested (click thumbnails for larger images):
   http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-679

I was especially delighted to see the commemorative bowl with lid from the 1887 Jubilee in there, as I bought one of those years ago at auction.
   http://yobunny.org.uk/gallery1/displayimage.php?pos=-200

I have similar pattern plates from various coronations, which I am also trying to pin down to a maker - not easy as you know! (Neither is getting decent photos of them - I'm on my third try now!)


 

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