A bit more detail on Molineaux Webb 1850s pattern 402 which was briefly discussed on an earlier thread on unregistered glass from this factory. You may recall I had found a uranium version of the creamer and Dave Peterson has an image of said creamer with matching bowl here:http://www.vaselineglass.org/toy16.jpg
The other week, Dave alerted me to the fact that another version of the pair was on eBay and I was able to bag it. These are in turquoise. I know Molineaux Webb made coloured pressed glass, but very few examples are known and this is the only one I know of in this colour. I would have likely missed it completely as the pattern has been amended - it's about 20% bigger than the uranium version and the production process was different. I'll have to post in what Dave said to me as he knows more about this stuff than me:
"The differences I noticed right away in the comparison of the two creamers: the handle is pressed on the blue version and applied on the uranium piece. There won't be a pontil on the blue one, and there is a polished pontil on the uranium one, as they had to have a place to 'stick' the creamer while the handle was applied."
As virtually all the Manchester uranium glass seems to be on items designed between 1850 to 1870, I have a theory that in later years they may have stopped producing some designs in uranium, but decided to continue them with an amended pattern and a fancy colour, and this is one such case. Alternative theories welcome!