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Author Topic: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?  (Read 1584 times)

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Offline Jim Sapp

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2011, 12:35:57 PM »
I would be interested in knowing the diameter of the metal ring.  Clarke commissioned a series of mirrors to display his fairy lamps.  If the mirrored plaque was designed for a fairy lamp, it will be stamped "Clarke" on the inside of the metal ring.  Personally, I do not think the Davison posey holder is original to the mirrored plaque.

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2011, 02:17:49 PM »
 :angel: :angel:

Nor do I Jim.  :)

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2011, 02:42:27 PM »
I've emailed the owner and asked about the diameter + any markings, I'll post here if I hear anything.

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2011, 10:45:08 AM »
Received a reply, unfortunately I don't think it will help much sorry:

"I actually do not have the item any longer, sold it to a collector who also had a blue one like it. From memory the vase could not be removed from the metal holder as it had a glass ring above and beneath where the metal ring fitted. It was all part of the same vase not separate. I only remember this as I planned to take it apart to clean the vase but was unsuccessful. Further than I am afraid, I cannot help you."

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2011, 05:11:05 PM »
Holy Water? or did they always have the crucifix?

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Re: Davidson Pearline - odd shape - whatizzit?
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2011, 06:07:51 PM »
I guess I should show you a few examples of mirrored plaques designed for fairy lamps.  They come in a variety of sizes with one ore more fairy lamps. (I ahve seen as many as six on a mirrored plaque.)  Some have brass rings to support the lamp amd others has glass epergne-like arms.  It you look carefully at the ring, it is round on the outside and flat on the inside.  This is typical of Clarke's designs.

(http://www.fairy-lamp.com/Temp/Plaques.jpg)

The rings come in two sizes, Fairy (approx. 3"d.) and Pyramid (approx. 2"d.)  All are stamped "Clarke" on the inside. 

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