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Offline Glen

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Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« on: February 12, 2011, 11:37:09 AM »
We're flummoxed. At first, we thought we knew what it was, but we're really not sure. It's a gorgeous piece of blue Pearline (96945 pattern) but the shape is not one we have come across before in this pattern. We'd really welcome your thoughts.

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http://www.thistlewoods.net/Pearline.html

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 11:43:11 AM »
Hi Glen, what a strange coincidence!  I'd never seen one of these before until this morning...someone emailed me with a picture of one of these, attached to a mirror, to see if I could find a matching one for them.  I'll ask them for permission to post their picture here.

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 11:53:43 AM »
I noticed the two (or more) lugs about the halfway point and wondered if it was a vase that fitted into a holder - I would suspect the holder would be cast metal of some sort.  The idea of it attached to a mirror would suggest it was for small items like a lipstick for instance.

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 12:46:24 PM »
There is another Davidson pattern that is similar in style, and I have also seen it sitting in a metal holder and on each side of an old mirror.  That particular pattern is shaped like a vertical cornucopia.  As more than one pattern was made and is mounted to the frame of a mirror (and the cornucopia does not lend itself in shape to being used to hold cosmetics), it might just be a small posey vase to brighten up the bathroom.  The mirrors I have seen were large enough that it might have also been used in the front hallway to check appearance before leaving the house.  I personally think the way I have seen it mounted on mirror frames is that it was made as a small posey vase, but alternate uses could naturally be found.  The one original mirror I saw (complete with brackets) had a vase on each side of the vertical frame, about 1/3rd way down from the top.  That positioning would also suggest it was for flowers.

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2011, 01:20:35 PM »
Mounted to either side of a mirror they could also be candleholders. Just the thing for the boudoir.

(Ross lipstick was actually banned in Victorian Britain because Victoria though it only suitable for prostitutes. It also didn't come in tubes until 1915)

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2011, 01:59:16 PM »
Wayne, Ross, Dave, Christine - thank you all so very much. It does seem that a metal holder is the key here - we need to hunt for something like that to see what the effect would be. It would look very pretty with a little posy of flowers inside, and how delightful it would be with the mirror image too.

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011, 05:46:38 PM »
Not knowing its age I suppose it wouldn't be a type of car vase that was held in place by a metal bracket collar. We had them in the U.S. from the turn of the century into the mid 20's when they went out of style...simply used as decorative in nature & some were fairly fancy. Ken

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011, 05:50:57 PM »
Ohio:  This might have been a 'buggy' vase, but not a car vase.  the pattern was a registered design in 1888.  No cars yet!  LOL

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2011, 06:01:36 PM »
True its a bit early & probably too fancy although we had steam cars running in 1878 & gas cars by 1893. It just reminded me of vases used with collars like the Benzer I have, long shot SWAG. Not to hijack the thread, but Mr. Vaseline Glass...ever see a keg like this?  15" high X 23" circumference. Ken

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2011, 07:48:02 PM »
Ken, thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think it's the right shape or height for a car vase. I do actually have a Carnival Glass car vase and the proportions are quite different. This is more of a stubby shape - it would take a few short stemmed violets but nothing longer. And I don't think we used car vases much in the UK really (if at all). And of course, the timing's a bit wrong.

And as for hi-jacking my thread.....well, you naughty man! :hj:  ;D

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