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Offline B & M

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Sowerby Jade?
« on: January 09, 2006, 02:56:09 PM »
Hello again, just spotted this on ebay:

Looks to be a Sowerby Salad bowl, though I have never seen a Jade example before and wasn't aware that Sowerby made any Jadeite glass in this period (please correct me if I am wrong!)

I have a copy of a 1933 advert showing this pattern which just lists the usual Sowerby colours, i.e. Flint, Amber, Rosalin & Powder Blue.

I was wondering if anyone knows if this is a genuine Sowerby piece or a copy by another firm. If it is Sowerby, does anybody know whether jade was a production colour of if this is likely to be an experimental piece from a trial of jade which was never put into production?

Thanks for your time


Offline Tigerchips

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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2006, 03:31:33 PM »
I had a bowl that was in the advert but the colour wasn't there so I presumed that the advert didn't include all the colours or my bowl was produced ealier on. I only have the adverts for 1927+.
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Offline Lustrousstone

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2006, 04:29:02 PM »
This looks more like Davidson jade from its milkiness. The style looks like Sowerby though.

Edited to remove totally wrong line of thought!!!

Offline Adam

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2006, 06:40:32 PM »
It certainly looks like Sowerby 2505, but that colour wasn't made (for any purpose) in my time or the couple of decades before.  However, in the 1960s there were people there who were more than capable of experimenting with colours and that could well be where this came from.

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006, 06:46:34 PM »
Absolutely fascinating.

Thanks, Adam, for the insight.

Thanks, Steven, for showing us it.

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Offline ChrisStewart

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2007, 07:24:32 PM »
Hi All,

I was wondering if there have been anymore thoughts about when Sowerby made jade? I picked up a jade T2505 9" salad bowl at Swinderby yesterday.

I have observed that this jade is like Davidson jade - it does not fluoresce under UV light.


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