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Author Topic: slag Glass Tumblers - ID = Sowerby  (Read 1356 times)

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Offline seanduxbury

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slag Glass Tumblers - ID = Sowerby
« on: April 16, 2011, 06:58:29 AM »
Hi.  Can some help with this pair of slag glass tumblers.  Found in the North West of England.  They measure 4.5 inches (11.5 cms) high x 2.7 inches (6.5 cms) in diameter at the widest part (rim).  Colours are shade of purple & whites.  Quite heavy each one weighs almost 200 grammes.  I think there is a makers mark on the base - possibly a Y.  I've attached photos so if anyone can help it would be much appreciated

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Re: slag Glass Tumblers - Can Anyone help identify age and maker please
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 07:05:11 AM »
Hi, looks like the Sowerby peacock mark upside down.  Circa 1900's I think.  Someone else might have more info.

(http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/images/items/victorian_glass/slag_glass/thumbs/slagglass_tumbler17.jpg)

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Re: slag Glass Tumblers - Can Anyone help identify age and maker please
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 08:21:30 AM »
Thanks - I did think Sowerby but I wasn't convinced about the mark - didn't look enough like a peacock.  I've attached a couple of other photos of the mark.  Might help a bit more.

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Re: slag Glass Tumblers - Can Anyone help identify age and maker please
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 08:29:15 AM »
Definitely a Sowerby peacock mark.  They varied it a bit I think.  Have a look at the following link, scroll down to the pic of the base of a blue milk glass item, it has the same peacock mark, a little better defined:

http://www.pressedintime.com/registration%20marks.htm

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Re: slag Glass Tumblers - ID = Sowerby
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 07:06:58 AM »
Thanks very much for the help - much appreciated

 

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