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Author Topic: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket - ID = Greener  (Read 1852 times)

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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket ID
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2010, 06:37:02 PM »
I have just picked up one of these in uranium glass today. The handle is similar to one on another uranium basket in a different design. I think still think Greener is a much more likely candidate, certainly for the original mould, though Davidson did buy many moulds from other manufacturers. The colour of the purple slag doesn't look like Davidson and nor does the colour of the uranium look right for Davidson. And it certainly isn't the Davidson hobnail pattern.

Read the ebay listing carefully; it rather implies the attribution is tentative.

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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket ID
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2010, 07:17:20 PM »
I was just about to say the same as Christine has.... though shown as Davidson in the listing, there is no proof in the listing that it is so. Searching through Davidson Glass book (Stewart & Stewart) I can't find a match, nor is it shown in Jenny Thompson's Identification of English Pressed Glass, so I'd still want evidence before attributing this to any glassworks.

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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket ID
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2010, 08:12:21 PM »
I agree, and was thinking the same.  It is helpful to know the pattern is in amber as well.  I'll see if I can get the seller to tell me how he knows the ID accurate.

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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket ID
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2010, 09:00:40 PM »
Hi again,  I have enlarged the image and the base pattern looks the same as yours.  I am still searching,  but I think it would be an idea to ask the seller how they know it is Davidson.  The listing has ended now,  but they may help you if you ask very nicely.
Do keep us informed of progress on that,  and I will keep looking.... :)
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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket ID
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2010, 09:41:36 PM »
Thank you Rosie.  I did send an email to the seller and I am hoping he/she will respond.  As soon as I hear anything I will let you know.  Thanks again  :wsh:

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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket ID
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2010, 03:24:58 AM »
The seller did respond back and stated that she hadn't found one exactly like it, so...  Back to searching :)

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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket ID
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2010, 03:48:52 PM »
It is Greener. Barrie Skelcher IDs it in Vaseline Glassware: Fascinating Fluorescent Beauty, p201. His has an unreadable registration lozenge, but he was able to read it on another one. Deposition number 238105, 14 January 1870. Look at where the handle joins the base. One side is plain; the other has the lozenge.

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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket ID
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2010, 06:00:26 PM »
Wow Christine,  that's wonderful....... :rah:

Do you think you might let the seller of the 'Davidson' one know this tbeck3579?
(Do you have a name by the way, it seems so formal calling you tbeck3579.....?)

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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket - ID = Greener
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2011, 05:23:13 PM »
Oh my gosh, I can't believe you found this.  I'm sorry I didn't see the email earlier.  This is fantastic!!!  How did you do that? I can't thank you enough.  I sure wish there was someway I could return the favor!!!  You have no idea how much this means to me.

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Re: Purple Slag/Marble/Malachite Basket - ID = Greener
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2011, 05:27:46 PM »
Yes, I will let the seller know.  This is fantastic news.  My name is Teresa and the basket was my mother-in-laws.  I've been going through her rather extensive glass collection and this is one of the pieces I had decided I am definitely keeping -- regardless if I ever found an ID.  Now to know the ID and know that it is something she would have very much liked to share is wonderful.  Thank you everyone for helping.

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