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Author Topic: Is this really John Walsh?  (Read 475 times)

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Is this really John Walsh?
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Re: Is this really John Walsh?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 06:08:20 AM »
Anne — I was watching this, and couldn't make up my mind.   I think it very unlikely as the tray looks impossible to make by cutting, but is in the loosely termed "imitation cut" style, and I know of no other examples of this style by Walsh.   I didn't recognise the pattern, but I've not checked the Pattern Book pages in Reynolds.

Known examples of Walsh pressed are either genuine imitation cut, as in the two examples shown in Reynolds on page 38, or are extraordinary items, like the early registered ornamental epergne block shown in Gulliver.

In addition I believe that Walsh, along with all the other Greater Stourbridge glass houses, would have used the press whenever cost effective and difficult or impossible for their buyers to detect, such as in the production of blanks.

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Re: Is this really John Walsh?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 06:12:21 PM »
Thanks Bernard, I had my doubts about it but wasn't sure what Walsh had done in this sort of glass.

Having slept on it I now have a dinging somewhere deep in my memory that I've seen this pattern somewhere else and it may have been attributed to a Czechoslovakian glassworks but until I have time to dig through my reference stuff I can't be sure. I'll come back to this topic then.

 

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