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Offline ahremck

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Interesting little vase - wondering if it might be Caithness
« on: March 21, 2011, 09:09:29 AM »
I bought this vase off Ebay thinking it would be easy to track down a maker.  After all there should be something about Bawley that makes it simple.  :pb:

The etched boat is a Bawley - a type of oyster boat that was used to get oysters out of Bawley Bay, a part of the Thames Estuary near Gravesend.  No cheese in that tunnel.

So look again - what about LK - who might he/she be.  Maker, engraver ????

Hoping one of you can help.  Just looking at the vase today I realised it has similar colours to some Caithness vases I have seen so I began to wonder.

Ross
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Re: Interesting little vase - wondering if it might be Caithness
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 06:33:14 PM »
Yes, it's Caithness.
I don't know anything about the boat, but these vases do come with etched nautical themes - as well as without etching.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Interesting little vase - wondering if it might be Caithness
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 07:05:35 PM »
These vases are discussed in Mark Hill's new Caithness book, with illustrations of pieces from the Graham Cooley Collection, if more information is needed...

Robert (bOBA)


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Re: Interesting little vase - wondering if it might be Caithness
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 10:53:15 PM »

Just a small correction, these are not etched, but sandblasted.

And some info......Bawley is not a signature, but the name of a type of boat - a Thames bawley.

Nigel


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Re: Interesting little vase - wondering if it might be Caithness
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 11:33:38 PM »
Gosh Nigel, and there was me looking at all the glass studios in Bawley, NSW Australia!!  :usd:

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Re: Interesting little vase - wondering if it might be Caithness
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2011, 04:08:57 AM »
I am very happy to get it identified as a Caithness item - now can someone tell me who LK is/was?

Ross
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Re: Interesting little vase - wondering if it might be Caithness
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2011, 11:22:16 AM »

LK = Lorraine Keith.

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Re: Interesting little vase - wondering if it might be Caithness
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 11:33:41 AM »
Thank you so much Nigel.  :chky:

Ross
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Re: Interesting little vase - wondering if it might be Caithness
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 12:07:48 PM »
...all of the above is correct, of course. The information given here, and more, is available in my new book on Caithness Glass. It even includes a list of etchers and sandblasters, so you can recognise the initials on the base of these vases and bowls. And information on the designer of this particular piece.
You can learn more about the book here: http://www.markhillpublishing.co.uk/?page_id=3536
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Mark
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