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Author Topic: Percival Vickers Celery Rd. 268968  (Read 715 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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Percival Vickers Celery Rd. 268968
« on: April 02, 2012, 07:39:13 PM »
A photograph and drawing of this particular celery is shown in Thompson, and in the book (page 49) against this item it says '(Imit. cut)', so am assuming that 268968 No. is registering the pattern only, and not the shape of the celery vase.
I've linked another recent post .....  http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,46050.msg258064.html#msg258064 - from which you can see the same mould pattern - and again seems to be just the pattern being registered, and not the shape.
The similarity to cut glass is quite strong, and this design of deep mitres - from a slight distance - certainly give the impression of cut glass - plus it seems to have an unusually good 'ding' when struck  -  might this contain some lead?
The date of Registration is 13th January 1896, and height is about 7.3/4"        Does anyone know how many different shapes might have carried this No., aside from these two?

Offline neilh

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Re: Percival Vickers Celery Rd. 268968
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 09:14:05 PM »
The registration is pattern only, showing a very small repeating section.

Some further examples of this registration here
http://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home/registered-designs/percival-vickers-designs-by-date/percival-vickers-1893-1896

I have the celery as well. It's one of my favourite pressed glass pieces - really catches the light.

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Re: Percival Vickers Celery Rd. 268968
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 09:34:29 PM »
thanks for the additional information - I don't recall seeing the pattern before, so whether it's a little less common than others I'm not sure.
I was also impressed with the ding, I'm sure much better than most pressed celeries, and already one of my favourite pieces.

 

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