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Offline BJB

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Percival or Davidson hobnail pattern?
« on: February 27, 2006, 03:20:54 PM »
This is one of my buys last weekend, and I wonder if its Percival and Vickers hobnail pattern rather than Davidson's. The bits between the "hobnail" are pointed diamonds in a square, and they don't look like Davisons which are more flowery.

Its not marked anywhere and measures 4.5" tall and 9" wide, so was it used as a jardinere or a washbowl?

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http://i2.tinypic.com/oqd534.jpg


I didn't know there were so many variations on the hobnail pattern until I started to look  :)

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Percival or Davidson hobnail pattern?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2006, 05:56:30 PM »
Hello:

Could also be made by US Glass Co.  Have a look at this discussion:

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,3653.0.html

Your piece looks very similar in style if Ivo's. 

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Percival or Davidson hobnail pattern?
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2006, 06:31:23 PM »
It may be Sid, but mine doesn't have a star base, it has no pattern on it at all.

 Its all very confusing :?

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Percival or Davidson hobnail pattern?
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2006, 07:28:08 PM »
It reminds me of Brockwitz "Hammonia" (Regal Cane) pattern.

What's the base like? (Collar base - marie). Is it ground?

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Percival or Davidson hobnail pattern?
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2006, 07:57:36 PM »
Barbara, Glen,
also I'm reminded of Brockwitz, but cannot find there a bowl shaped like your beauty. All Hammonia bowls in the catalogues I viewed had no foot and the pattern was always up to the rim
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2006, 08:11:39 PM »
Yes, that's what more or less what I thought, too, Pamela. But the hobnail pattern on Hammonia is not always up to the rim. Yes, on bowls, but not on other shapes. And of course, we can't be sure that every shape was shown in the catalogs.

But then when I look in the United States Glass catalog, I can see the pattern and a similar shape, but the proportions are really not quite right.

No easy answer.

Fascinating. And proof again how the makers on both sides of the Atlantic loved to plagiarise. Or was it more a case of "imitation is the most sincere form of flattery"? Or perhaps the crucial point was these patterns are popular and sell.  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2006, 10:11:59 PM »
Hi  Glen and Pamela,

Many thanks for your replies, I thought "English" never gave America or Germany a thought  :oops:

I'll post a picture of the base tomorrow (when I'm allowed on the computer :twisted: blooming kids and MSN!!) but its like a small shallow bowl plain with little sides if you know what I mean  :roll:

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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2006, 10:24:07 PM »
Hammonia not always up to the rim  :D

http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/misc/03404.html

 :roll:
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2006, 10:36:06 PM »
Quote from: "BJB"
I thought "English" never gave America or Germany a thought  :oops:


"Que?" :shock:

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Percival or Davidson hobnail pattern?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2006, 10:42:02 PM »
French 'comment?'
that's nice Glen, you say que  :twisted:  :?:
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