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Offline scavo

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Pressed glass jug stamped ER with crown - ID = Phoenix
« on: October 24, 2011, 08:17:00 PM »
Found this pressed glass vase in a charity shop today.

Lovely stepped body.

Base is etched ER with the Crown which is the right way round when viewed from inside.

Hight: 6"
Weight 1lb 14 3/4 oz (872g)
Capacity: 30 fl.oz


Offline Bernard C

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Re: Pressed glass jug stamped ER with crown
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 07:08:41 AM »
scavo — Phoenix heat-resistant glass by The British Heat Resisting Glass Co., initially Lodge Road*, Birmingham, then Loxdale Road, Bilston.   Formed in 1934 by a group of ex-Chance employees following Chance's abandonment of Orlak heat-resistant glass at the end of 1933.   Designed by architect Raymond McGrath in consultation with Elizabeth Craig, the food author.

Looks to me sandblasted rather than acid-etched, but I can't be certain.

New to me — I wasn't previously aware of a Phoenix 1953 Coronation souvenir.

I recognised the pattern and then sourced from Dodsworth, BGbtW, item 245, p.82.   See also p.37 and Encill, Chance Expressions, pp12–13.

Bernard C.  8)

* — also Walsh's address.   Did Walsh provide them with a home and glassmaking facilities while they were setting up in Bilston?
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Re: Pressed glass jug stamped ER with crown
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 08:14:56 AM »
Thank you Bernard for your detailed info.

I had a hunch there'd be a connection to Chance but never thought of it being heat resistant glass.

Yes, sand blasted not etched.

I think I'll put it on ebay. Will notify when in the Marketplace. Thanks again.


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Re: Pressed glass jug stamped ER with crown
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2011, 09:38:44 AM »
...   New to me — I wasn't previously aware of a Phoenix 1953 Coronation souvenir.   ...

Correction — I meant to say not just "souvenir" but "sandblasted souvenir".   See topic Coronation ashtray for pressed Coronation souvenirs and, at the end, a link to an extensive and fascinating ongoing history of the glassworks, complete with references to other glassworks such as Walsh, Hailwood & Ackroyd, and Jobling.

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: Pressed glass jug stamped ER with crown
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2011, 11:16:52 AM »
And here is the teapot http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=148 just for interest


 

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