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Author Topic: "Black" Sowerby 2552 butterfly candle holder  (Read 1648 times)

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Offline Anne E.B.

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"Black" Sowerby 2552 butterfly candle holder
« on: April 27, 2011, 03:58:25 PM »
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y195/glassie/DSCF2214.jpg

I didn't know Sowerby made this in "black" :huh: :o  Has anyone seen a complete trinket set in this colourway?  I can't begin to imagine what one would look like.  I do have a couple of sets in different colours, but this is a first for me.
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Re: "Black" Sowerby 2552 butterfly candle holder
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 05:07:38 PM »
 :o :o :thud:

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Re: "Black" Sowerby 2552 butterfly candle holder
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2011, 06:43:37 PM »
Are you sure it's not been painted or sprayed on Anne? It looks wrong to me - what's it like held up to the light?

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Re: "Black" Sowerby 2552 butterfly candle holder
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011, 09:10:47 AM »
Taken in strong sunlight. 
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Re: "Black" Sowerby 2552 butterfly candle holder
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011, 06:25:11 PM »
Hmmm now that is weird Anne... I'm stumped, fascinated, but stumped!  :ho:

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Re: "Black" Sowerby 2552 butterfly candle holder
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2011, 10:02:04 AM »
A complete 2552 trinket set in black would obviously be useless as the pattern on both trays (brush and pin) is on the bottom.  This must have been an experiment, possibly even without the knowledge of the management!  It would be very easily done if a shop making black plinths was next to one making normal candlesticks.  The weights of the two articles would be roughly the same (important for the size of the clay "nose" or "moil" on the end of the gathering iron).  The plinth gatherer could easily pop one or two gathers into the candlestick mould by mutual agreement between the shops.  Just why do this, goodness knows! Perhaps too much beer (official after 1100 am).



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Re: "Black" Sowerby 2552 butterfly candle holder
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2011, 07:40:20 PM »
Adam, that's an interesting observation, thank you. It hadn't occurred to me that the pattern wouldn't show up on the black trays! I was thinking perhaps it'd been a non-catalogue item for a customer... but your suggestion makes more sense. :)

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Re: "Black" Sowerby 2552 butterfly candle holder
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2011, 10:20:23 AM »
Thank you Adam for your comments :hiclp:  Much appreciated as always.

It didn't occur to me either about the pattern not being seen on the trays.

I love the idea it might have been made after too much beer ;DNewcastle Brown Ale I would hope :cheers:
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