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Offline keith

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Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« on: October 19, 2011, 02:05:24 PM »
As in Gullivers Victorian glass,a similar piece,page181,2.5 inches high with a polished pontil mark,did wonder if it might have been S&W,any help gratefully received ;D ;D


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Re: Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 06:17:35 PM »
Colours remind me of this http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=998
But I'm not sure they're Walsh Flora, which is supposed to be reversed Crushed Strawberry, as Crushed Strawberry looks creamier and pinker.
It's uranium though.


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Re: Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 06:46:33 PM »
Thanks again Christine,the flash washes out the colour a little and you're right I've just checked it for uranium ;D,that's a nice vase ;D


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Re: Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 12:49:54 AM »
Keith
l came across a same vase with different colour pink over opal in Fieldings auction record and was sold for £50 in 2008. They just said 19thc Stourbridge.
Never walk away from a bargain


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Re: Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 11:35:39 AM »
Thanks Ming,I'll have a look at their site ;D


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Re: Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 04:36:05 PM »
Keith — I've only ever knowingly seen two examples of Flora, Eric's bowl illustrated in Reynolds and Gulliver, and one I have in stock.   Both have elements of the designs shown in the PG advertisements for the Crushed Strawberry and Electric Blue ranges reproduced in Reynolds.   My Flora also has an identical raspberry prunt over the pontil scar to that on an example of Crushed Strawberry I have — you can put them side by side and see that they were made with the same tool — a nice bonus.

Your bowl, while it could have been made by Walsh, doesn't match these PG advertisements, nor have I ever seen such a rim on a confirmed example of Walsh.   I agree with you that S&W is a much more likely starting point for your attribution exercise.

If you can bring it to a glass fair, let me know in good time and I will endeavour to bring my example of Flora for direct comparison.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 08:38:45 PM »
Thanks again,I will try to get to the next one at the NEC.


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Re: Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 04:37:16 PM »
Keith — My Flora is packed and in the car, ready for tomorrow's fair at the Motorcycle Museum (close to, but not the NEC).   I look forward to comparing the two pieces.

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Re: Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2011, 05:20:57 PM »
Bernard, sorry I'm not going to get there,the wallet is empty and have a nasty cold that will not go away,will try to get to the next one.


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Re: Possible Walsh 'Flora' range??
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2011, 10:38:40 PM »
Keith — Sorry to hear that, but it's too late to unpack it!!!   I will have the Flora and four examples of Crushed Strawberry on my stand tomorrow if anyone else wants to do a comparison.

Bernard C.  8)

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