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Offline Franlow

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Identification help with vaseline glass please
« on: August 26, 2011, 07:08:52 AM »
http://s50.photobucket.com/albums/f323/Franlow/?action=view&current=0096.jpg I'm not sure if I managed to post before as the photo would not upload :(
Any help identifying this would be good.Is it Powell?
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Re: Identification help with vaseline glass please
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 07:14:34 AM »
Powell or Walsh vaseline of the nicest kind - but what is it - a lamp shade?
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Re: Identification help with vaseline glass please
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011, 07:17:57 AM »
Hi there,
It's a vase, sort of like a top hat with a pulled in rim. The opal is trailed over the top & it sits on 6 swirls which surround a polished pontil. I sawit from halfway across the field at a bootfair on Weds - you should have seen me move, elbows sharpened. The woman only wanted £5 for 3 items, so this cost the princely sum of £1.66 ^-^


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Re: Identification help with vaseline glass please
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2011, 07:42:08 AM »
 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Very nice but wouldn't like to say who. Other makers of opalescent vaseline glass are available


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Re: Identification help with vaseline glass please
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 10:59:40 AM »
Thanks guys, I thought Walsh always etched their pieces?


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Re: Identification help with vaseline glass please
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011, 04:49:56 PM »
No Walsh didn't always mark their glass; not one piece of my small collection is


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Re: Identification help with vaseline glass please
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 04:59:06 PM »
Well I never. I only own 1 piece & it is signed. Are there any good books you could recommend please? I usually buy Murano, so this is all double dutch to me :)
Fran


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Re: Identification help with vaseline glass please
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2011, 11:42:09 AM »
I own several pieces of John Walsh Walsh in vaseline/uranium opalescent, and not one of mine are marked.  I do have a later piece (1930's) that is not opalescent, and it has a faint etch mark on the bottom.  I don't think the early stuff was marked for the most part.  I have seen photos of a couple of pieces that had an original factory Rd. number hand-scribed on the underside of the piece.  They are ultra-rare though. 

I agree with the other posting......If I had only Powell or JWW to choose from, I would go with JWW, but there are lots and lots of other makers who also made patterned vaseline opalescent blown ware.  (p.s.  I like this vase a lot!)

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Re: Identification help with vaseline glass please
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011, 12:49:33 PM »
I no longer have this little uranium Walsh glass, but it was marked.
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Re: Identification help with vaseline glass please
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2011, 02:30:10 PM »
Book:
The Glass of John Walsh Walsh  1850-1951 by Eric Reynolds.

The first part is history and pictures, the second part is all the available factory pattern books.
I got mine from Broadfield House Glass Museum for 20 pounds.

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