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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 01:42:27 PM »
I've dropped Angela a note asking her if she can look at this topic.


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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2011, 03:41:22 PM »
Hi Nigel i will bring mine to Kensington in the morning  .


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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2011, 06:28:12 PM »

No need John, I've got one in the kitchen cabinet......but thanks.

Anyone looked at a little book written by a very nice chap called Nigel Benson  ;) ::) and published by Millers?? See page 50.

Just wondered if we've found another correction for that little book??? Or.......... ;D

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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2011, 07:21:43 PM »
Oh that knobberly book. :kissy: I think the "few remain" is not desperately accurate. I wonder where Angela got her info? It's new for this edition.


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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2011, 07:41:49 PM »
A loose, or reletive term, used to encourage collectors - part of the brief for the book and a way of getting in what might otherwise have been ignored. Considering how many were produced I note it ain't a subject that been on here that often ;)

Obviously Angela is likely to have some new info, it will be interesting to see what she comes up with. Mine was from contemporary sources.

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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2011, 11:32:49 AM »
Nigel — When I first read your book, that piece on p50 elicited a huge "WOW! — BRILLIANT!".   I had already thought that the most likely attribution of this rather mundane vase was a Continental glassworks via a factor like Lang, and hadn't considered the possibility of a British maker.   Only two criticisms:
  • You assumed that we all knew Jack L. Barnett Ltd.   Was this firm an associate of Barnett & Foster, the big Bolton and London bottlemakers who relocated to Wellingborough, or quite a different company?   Did they manufacture glass themselves?
  • Your final few words after "thus".   What you say may be true, but I would have preferred "thus escaping purchase tax."

Had you asked me before I read this topic, I would have replied that a Bagley attribution was impossible.   Why on earth would a modern sophisticated and successful pressed glass department of a large bottle works produce such an old-fashioned design?   I will be interested to see Angela's evidence.

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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2011, 09:12:29 PM »
Did we ever hear from Angela?

Hajdamach says in 20th Century British Glass p 268 that the Festival of Britain vase was marketed by importer Jack L. Barnett as part of it Barnook range. I assume that importers did not necessarily sell only imported goods.


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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2012, 08:40:27 PM »
Just bumping this topic in the hope that someone can actually confirm the ID of this celery vase. Did Bagley produce Festival of Britain items? Stuck in Holland without my books ATM!
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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2012, 09:25:25 PM »
...   Did Bagley produce Festival of Britain items?   ...

David Yes, butter pat 3016, same mould as the Royal Visit pair.

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Re: Coronation 1953 Vase
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2012, 05:53:19 PM »
Oh why didn't I see this yesterday? I could've asked Angela whilst she was here. She's gone off to see the Bagleys tonight.  I'll try and contact her.

 

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