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« on: February 22, 2006, 08:41:02 PM »
I won this.  I'm at a loss to say why I bid on it, I vaguely remember thinking the opaque brown colour looked interesting...   :x

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2006, 09:33:36 PM »
It might be uranium glass (primrose pearline) - it's described as lime green! And it is huge 12.5 inches!! All that glass must be affecting the old brain cells!

I think my brain cells are addled, this is my second edit. If it is brown and not green, it could be Greener, they did a brown pearline


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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2006, 09:35:49 PM »
Great item, maybe not your usual style - I didn't know you went in for vintage pressed! Wonderful colour and opacity, and by the looks of it a master ashtray. Possibly Venetian (gondola, huh!) but could be British just as well. Looks complete and intact - I think 3 ponds worth of congratulations are in order.
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2006, 10:42:23 PM »
It appears to be in amber pearline, a colour not made by Davidson, only, in my experience, by Greener and Burtles Tate.   In my years of dealing in British pressed glass fancies, I have never seen this gem before, in any colour.

It is more likely to be BT than Greener;  BT designs were more innovative and flamboyant.    It doesn't seem to be a registered design, possibly because Sowerby were already producing a slightly different gondola.

Had I seen this auction before it completed, I would have put a much higher bid on it.

Well done.   If you ever want to sell it .......

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2006, 10:55:55 PM »
Hmm...the wording says it's lime green with creamy lime at the edges - so maybe the photograph is deceptive.  :?  I hope you don't mind having a look at a photograph here when I receive it Bernard? 

I'll just pop off and Google Burtles Tate I think.   :D
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2006, 11:35:00 PM »
Max — Lime-green pearline!?*?!    Impossible.    If it is, there has to be another explanation.   An Avon ornamental soap dish perhaps?

Whatever, even if it is comparatively (checked — spelling is correct) modern, I still think you have a bargain.

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2006, 07:41:29 AM »
I think some of the unknowing might describe primrose pearline as lime green, especially if it was catching the old UV from the sun right. I think we all want to see the photo please


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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2006, 09:40:55 AM »
I want to see it also.  I think you got a great deal.

When I first saw it I thought of Fenton Cameo Opalescent glass which is a brown amber translucent glass edged in a peachy cream glass. But I know that is not a Fenton shape.

I am curious to see if it is green or brown also :lol:


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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006, 10:41:38 PM »
Hello:

I think you picked up a very nice piece of glass here.  It looks like it is opalescent vaseline but Dave (Mr. Vaseline Glass) may have an opinion about that .

Sowerby 1972 shown in their 1882 pattern book is a similar boat but different shape and they only listed two size 8 and 10 inch.  Thompson shows a catalog cut on page 25.

When you get it please post some better photos.

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2006, 06:49:09 PM »
Thanks Sid, and all.

I got the gondola today.  You wouldn't BELIEVE the box it was sent in!  :shock:  Anyway, here's some more pics - they're not that great - I took them in artificial light.  

It's yellow/greenish, not brown by the way...  :shock:  :roll:

http://i1.tinypic.com/oh65oi.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/oh60ds.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/oh5zxz.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/oh605i.jpg

I think Ivo's right and it was designed as an ashtray...it feels verrrrry old to me, but I couldn't say why.  :?  The seller was correct...it's a shade under 12.5" long.

I do really admire the way that the prow is different at either end, presumably mimicking a real Venetian gondola.

There's a couple of small chips underneath where the base supports the weight of the piece.  Frankly I'm surprised there isn't more damage.  The main body of it is in A1 condition.

and...it's not Avon!   :lol:
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