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Offline keith

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Sowerby 'frog' vase with an odd frog!
« on: September 29, 2010, 03:00:36 PM »
Design reg' 787048 for 1933,love the frogs but I think the 'frog' that was inside is an imposter!

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Re: Sowerby 'frog' vase with an odd frog!
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 03:11:11 PM »
Keith — That's the Sowerby 2487 "Star" flower holder and it was supplied with the vase, No. 2525, by the way.   So no need to worry.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Sowerby 'frog' vase with an odd frog!
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2010, 03:18:34 PM »
Jolly good,thanks Bernard,so four frogs no fakes ;D

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Re: Sowerby 'frog' vase with an odd frog!
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 03:03:50 AM »
Keith — Sowerby made life easy for us in that if it came with a 2487 Star flower holder, it's a vase — if it came with a 2444 flower block, it's a bowl.   If it came with anything else you have to check.   So as the two flared shapes of 2525 (same mould) came with blocks, they're bowls.

2525 is also useful as Sowerby pattern numbers are sequential, so, as it is a registered design, it gives us a date in the sequence, helping date other pattern numbers.   The one known disparity, a design apparently registered considerably later than the pattern number suggested, turned out to be a rare error in Simon Cottle's book on Sowerby.   You will not be surprised to learn that the error was discovered here on the GMB.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Sowerby 'frog' vase with an odd frog!
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 11:31:51 AM »
Thanks again Bernard,it's pleasing to have information about a piece of glass especially when you've many that are total 'unknowns' and I have lots,cheers.

 

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