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Author Topic: Bristol Blue Cream Jug - possibly quite early?  (Read 969 times)

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Offline goyjus

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Bristol Blue Cream Jug - possibly quite early?
« on: October 28, 2011, 09:18:34 PM »
Can anyone help me out with a date on this piece?

Any thoughts appreciated.
Many thanks, Anthony

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Re: Bristol Blue Cream Jug - possibly quite early?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 10:05:01 PM »
I think this is fairly recent Egyptian glass.

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Re: Bristol Blue Cream Jug - possibly quite early?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 02:08:13 PM »
Thanks Ivo. Can I ask what it is about the glass that leads you to this conclusion?

Would be good to know for future reference.
Many thanks, Anthony

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Re: Bristol Blue Cream Jug - possibly quite early?
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 02:11:31 PM »
Hi,
 Your right about the piece being early.
I feel very strongly that it's late 18th to early 19th century
English pattern molded glass. The form was from that time
era. A good percentage of the pieces had a expanded diamond pattern.
Your example looks to have a swirled pattern made in a
dip mold then free blown to expand the glass. The foot
and handle where applied. There are very similar examples
that were produced in the states and a few of the northern European  country's during the same time period. Sometimes it can be difficult to determine which area a piece is from. Slight variations in form and
glass type will help with most determinations. It's a very nice early piece and probably for the most part early English manufacture.
Greg

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Re: Bristol Blue Cream Jug - possibly quite early?
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2011, 06:01:08 PM »
Many thanks for this, Greg. Your description is definitely consistent with the way the piece is constructed - and, from the limited research I've been able to do elsewhere, the jug certainly looks very similar to other pieces I've found dated in or around 1800.

I was beginning to have doubts, so I very much appreciate your taking the trouble to clarify.
Many thanks, Anthony

 

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