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Offline keith

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Is this a Whitefriars 9147 celery vase?
« on: March 23, 2011, 04:00:24 PM »
Presume it's Webbs, polished pontil mark, ;D


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Re: Definite celery vase.
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2011, 04:25:39 PM »
Keith, may I ask why it is a 'definite' celery vase?  I thought they engraved Celery on there to avoid tax or something .  So it could be put onto any vase that could hold celery to make it look like it was a functional table piece and not a luxury.
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Re: Definite celery vase.
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2011, 04:41:24 PM »
Thought about that after I posted it :pb:


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Re: Definite celery vase.
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2011, 04:45:18 PM »
I remember growing up hearing my aunt talk about this all the time.   She was a war baby who grew up to collect pressed glass  ;D and who tried to foist her pressed glass enthusiasm onto me by buying me pieces.
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Re: Definite celery vase.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 10:47:30 AM »
Quite right: only vases marked with 'Celery' can be called as such. Keith, see Chance Expressions, p.15

I have also discovered paperwork about a new pressed-glass range made by Chance c.1950 where a vase was refused the 'Celery' tag by HM Customs because of its rather elaborate decoration. HM Customs preferred to see plain utilitarian glassware that wouldn't get sold as a flower vase, which would have attracted a higher rate of Purchase Tax! See Chance Additions, once it's printed (now just finalising the copy editing, with thanks to Christine).
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Re: Definite celery vase.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 07:27:57 PM »
 :huh:it says celery on the foot :huh: ;D ;D

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Re: Definite celery vase.
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2011, 09:39:33 PM »
Sure, I noticed. And assuming it was designated as a celery by HM Customs, then it should be accepted as such.

BTW, if you look down the vase and see a 'square' like shape, then it is probably Webb. I noticed some time ago that Whitefriars seem to have a hexagonal shape.
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Re: Definite celery vase.
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 01:09:27 AM »
Thanks David,should have compared it with a Webbs vase of similar size when I first got it so here's the pic's ::) really should pay more attention to the posts on this site :pb:

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Re: Definite celery vase.
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011, 10:26:04 AM »
Hi Keith,

The top view especially makes me think your celery might be Whitefriars, possibly no. 9147 (shown in the 1940 catalogue), though the proportions look a little different. I still think it's worth posting on the Whitefriars.com site.

btw, what are the dimensions?

Here are a couple of examples of 9147 for comparison:
http://whitefriars.com/isit_contents.php?ID=2765
http://whitefriars.com/contents.php?ID=132

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Re: Definite celery vase.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2011, 11:38:07 AM »
Thanks Steven,6 inches high and 3.25 across the 'mouth'(the vase that is not me!) ;D

 

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