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Offline Anne

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2006, 07:33:49 PM »
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for Napoleon's army

That would have been Napoleon III not the other, more famous, Napoleon Bonaparte  (who died in 1821). 1870-71 was the Franco-Prussian war and Napoleon III along with his son Eugene went off to fight. Napoleon III died in 1873 and Eugene in 1879. I don't think there was a connection between their deaths and the invention of Bovril!  :lol:

I never liked Bovril though - was very strong tasting stuff. Now Marmite (on toast with a wedge of cheese!) is an entirely different matter. :)

Some more on Bovril from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bovril


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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2006, 09:55:52 PM »
Anne E. B. - Thank you for the information on Bovril.  You helped me in my real life job and just made future British travelers to America very happy  :wink:

Bovril has been prohibited in the US because of BSE.  No one ever mentioned the change in formulation  :shock:


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« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2006, 11:03:16 PM »
Happy to oblige (if quite by accident) Connie.

You might find this link useful.  Its for Unilever who make/market Bovril. There's also a contact number.
http://www.unilever.co.uk/ourbrands/foods/bovril.asp

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Re: Old, useful but not beautiful!
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2007, 10:22:22 AM »
Hi, Christine.

Thought you might be interested in one of my recent purchases - very similar in shape and size to your flower pot and with the same registration number, but with panelled rather than plain sides. And you were right about the matching saucer.

plant pot: http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8507
base: http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8508

I have one of the kingfisher bowls too and they're definitely the same shade of brown.
Heidi


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Re: Old, useful but not beautiful!
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2007, 11:44:08 AM »
I have one of the tall neck Bovrils with "Rd. 100848", which is 1888 according to http://www.great-glass.co.uk/glass%20notes/numbers.htm, also embossed on either curved side is "Bovril Limited", I believe the 'limited' makes this a little later model than the design. Both sides have sunken panels about the only difference from Annes. The underside has a moulded letter J... mould code or makers mark?
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« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2007, 06:31:56 PM »
That's a nice one Heidi, might mean the registration was of the 'flowerpot' bottom, rather than of the glass flower pot if the saucer isn't marked


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Re: Old, useful but not beautiful!
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2007, 07:55:17 PM »
It is sweet, isn't it? I'm thinking of using it for the orchid I got from the table displays at my brother's wedding.

You could be right about the flowerpot bottom - there's no registration mark on the saucer. But - have just double-checked and there's a very small number 7 on the saucer and a corresponding 8 on the pot. A pattern number, perhaps?
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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2007, 08:12:50 PM »
Can't check mine, it went to a collector of gardening stuff


 

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