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Offline Tigerchips

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« on: March 04, 2006, 05:01:50 PM »
I bought this thinking it was a Davidsons "Luna" vase only to find that the "Luna" vases are square shaped and graduated in colour. This one is Hexagon shaped and 7 inches high.


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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2006, 05:09:36 PM »
I have one of these Tigger, in red. Ivo identified it as possibly Empoli and Adam P. posted a link for me to another thread;

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,1809.0.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2006, 06:24:42 PM »
Thanks, I saw that link but I'm just a little bit confused because my vase has the same style of pattern as this:
Whitefriars.com

So the hexagon shaped ones possibly Empoli.  :)

Here's another one.
Whitefriars.com


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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2006, 06:44:38 PM »
I read those posts too. I am not sure about your opinion on these vases, but they certainly don't feel cheap copies of anything to me.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2006, 07:38:25 PM »
Cheap to buy? Possibly. Cheap looking? That depends on how much you like it.  :lol:

Cheap copies? Judging by pictures of Davidsons Luna, it looks like the same sort of quality.

Woolworths - for some people - turned out be cheap and definetly not nasty. Clarice Cliff and Pedigree dolls for example, though I've no idea how much they sold them for originaly.

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2006, 07:54:55 PM »
I don't have any Davidson to compare it to, so I don't know. I have only seen the Luna range vases etc. on the Internet.
I love Woolworths especially their pick 'n mix and I have just found out that there is one quite near to us, just over the border in Germany. When I was a child, it was a frequently visited shop for us, because it was affordable, definitely not cheap for us
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2006, 09:09:18 AM »
To my knowledge non of these vases are Luna. Davidson's Luna range was not cased and the pieces are much heavier than these.
Some Luna pieces are shown on Chris & Val Stewart's excellent site here:
http://cloudglass.com/Gallerypostwar.htm

I've had a few of these cased hexagonal and square vases in various colours. I still don't know who made them but one carried a foil label reading 'Best Art glass, Foreign'.

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2006, 03:43:12 PM »
I can just remember (as a child, of course!!) UK Woolworths in the 1930s.  They still had "3d and 6d Stores" above the shops and were still struggling to maintain that promise.  For example, a table lamp might have been 6d for the base, 6d for the lampholder and 6d for the shade.  If, as I understand, they were really selling Clariss Cliff (sp?) then each piece must have been 6d (or less!).  For the children among you, that of course was 2 1/2pence.

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2006, 07:37:44 PM »
Adam, you may find this site of interest... a real trip down memory lane for you. :) http://museum.woolworths.co.uk/

 

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