Author Topic: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish - ID = Stevens & Williams  (Read 1533 times)

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Offline BRADBURY7308

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This little 43/4" dia bubble dish has intrigued me since it arrived for some reason im no nearer finding a maker than when it arrived! Upto now ive seen similar monart frothy blue colours but cant be as shape is all wrong! Whitefriars bowls are more clean and concise with rows of bubbles! This piece seems to be blue base glass cased in clear profuse bubbling and overall frothyness this seems to be slightly whitish maybe just very tiny bubbles making it look white though. Appears to be well made and has good age related wear and a large polished pontil scar which im unable to photograph properly untill morning if needed.
I just cant stop picking it up and wondering at the bubbles inside daft isnt it but i love it would love to know more i know there have been an array of british bubbled glass makers so may be difficult but just thought it warrant the gmb board as so attractive..Thanks for looking.
Just too add it is a pullled rim ...


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Re: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish Monart??Murano??Whitefriars??IOW?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2011, 01:02:46 AM »
Yup, scrub Scotland completely.


Hey, where is the Scotsman smiley  :ho: :scot:
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Re: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish Monart??Murano??Whitefriars??IOW?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2011, 06:54:24 AM »
Thanks Frank  :bat: cheers..


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Re: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish Monart??Murano??Whitefriars??IOW?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2011, 07:50:52 AM »
It looks lovely, especially the variety of bubble sizes. I don't think it is IoW or Mdina, though at Mdina they did make a similar shaped bowl (but larger) in relatively small quantities.

We need to start looking elswhere...

Definitely no markings on the base?

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Re: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish Monart??Murano??Whitefriars??IOW?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2011, 08:18:59 AM »
No marks john sadly, It really is stacked full of bubbles all over it excellent the way its been done at the edge where its cased its very white in colour i also thought about murano????

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Re: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish Monart??Murano??Whitefriars??IOW?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2011, 12:15:55 PM »
I would keep a look out for the possibility of a German maker too.

BTW, I don't think it is likely to be an Erik Hoglund design, all the examples from Boda with bubbles I have seen are cased in the same colour glass that the bubbles reside in. It might of course be another designer but I would have expected it to have been signed. You can get the general idea by looking at the base of this vase, the casing appears as a dark blue (not clear) layer on the bottom: https://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/ErikHoglund#5511635498477394450

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Re: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish Monart??Murano??Whitefriars??IOW?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2011, 01:44:48 PM »

A known shape from a Stourbridge company and seen on these boards with different colouring.

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Re: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish Monart??Murano??Whitefriars??IOW?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2011, 03:13:31 PM »
Can you post a photo of the base that shows the bottom from directly above?


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Re: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish Monart??Murano??Whitefriars??IOW?
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2011, 06:21:40 PM »
Real difficult to get any definition in the picture with this item but it does have lots of wear!!!

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Re: Interesting white/blue frothy bubble dish Monart??Murano??Whitefriars??IOW?
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2011, 06:31:47 PM »
has it got  a large polished pontil mark?  or is the base polished completely flat?  sorry it is very difficult to tell from your pictures.
Edited to add there is this one Stevens and Williams Rainbow that looks very similar and seems to be quite small.
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,18501.msg107152.html#msg107152
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