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Author Topic: Molineaux Webb EAPG-style spiky lacy plate  (Read 312 times)

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Offline neilh

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Molineaux Webb EAPG-style spiky lacy plate
« on: September 04, 2010, 07:18:53 PM »
I am researching the story of early Manchester pressed glass but could do with a little feedback from anyone who knows a bit about EAPG, Sandwich glass, or the work of Ruth Webb Lee, hence posting this on the main board in case anybody who knows about this area wants to chip in.

What we have here is an image from the Molineaux Webb pressed glass catalogue of plate number 32, and the real thing which I found at an antiques fair earlier this year. Such plates are known as lacy style and commonly they all get wrongly lumped together as being American.

Molineaux Webb produced a dozen or so plates in this style, and I am guessing this design dates to the mid 1840s, though they produced it for many decades afterwards and I suspect this pressing is some time after the design was done, as it's in such good condition. Percival Vickers also produced a couple of lacy plates.

I am aware that Ruth Webb Lee misidentified a number of these plates as Amercian, so if you've seen this one in her books, let me know.

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