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Offline Frank

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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2006, 09:34:23 PM »
I suspect English and that it is made to go on a pole for an apprentice parade or was made to order for an interior designer.
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2006, 10:09:45 PM »
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I suspect English and that it is made to go on a pole for an apprentice parade or was made to order for an interior designer.


Apprentice parade?  I've never heard of one of those, but it could definitely go on a pole very well.   :?
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2006, 07:14:19 AM »
Apprentice parades were a feature of 19th C. life in glass-making towns like Stourbridge.
The apprentices had to make special items in order to prove their skills.
Along with the other factory workers, they paraded through the streets bearing all kinds of bizarre glass novelties such as swords, walking canes, giant pipes, bells, hats, trumpets, bugles, etc.
It would have been fascinating to see one of these parades take place!
Maybe your item could have been part of one these displays; it definitely looks English & of the Victorian era.
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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2006, 12:41:42 PM »
Frank & Marinka...I think you both are right about it being an apprentice piece.  It seems to work very well on a pole (maybe not a floor mop handle though...)  - see pic!  :D  :D



Thanks for the information about the parades too, not something I'd heard of before and fascinating!   :D  xx
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2006, 02:33:44 PM »
Fantastic pic, Max!   :D Now, how will you display your apprentice piece?   :wink:  :lol:

I know!  :shock: You could put it in the garden like Chihuly at Kew!   Then the 'Epergne' will fill with rain water and the birds can come there to drink!     :D
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2006, 03:40:28 PM »
An older broomstick will be a bit thicker and give a nicer fit, also more comfortable to hold.

Another idea :idea: Xmas tree top, for very large tree :P
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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2006, 05:57:58 PM »
:lol:  Leni...great idea about doing a Chihuly stylee garden thingy!  I might try that in the Summer - hopefully a bird feeder/bath on a pole will deter the cats.  :wink:

Frank, it'd definitely have to be a flipping big Xmas tree!  :lol:
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