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Griffin Vase - ID = Edward Moore (three swan vase)
« on: April 03, 2012, 10:28:54 AM »
Can anywone help with the maker of this griffin vase ? Some books attribute this mould to Sowerby and the only others I have seen are either in vitro-porcelain or slag glass. This green colour of mine doesn't look like a Sowerby green, I have also seen this mould attributed to Edward Moore ?


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Re: Griffin Vase
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 07:48:51 PM »
Hi, I just came across your post while researching the same vase.  The Victoria & Albert museum has this design attributed to Edward Moore & Co circa 1880, shown in their online collections:

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O6582/vase-edward-moore-co/


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Re: Griffin Vase
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 09:34:58 PM »
Slack (p108) says there is no evidence that these are Sowerby (the colours are wrong) but that Edward Moore is likely as they are colours patented by Edward Moore


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Re: Griffin Vase
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2012, 11:11:50 AM »
Yes you are right, I sent pictures to the curator of Glass - Angus McDonald, at South Shields Museum, he  has been writing a book about South Shields glass baron Edward Moore. He very kindly rang me and we had a long chat about this piece and he says it is by Moore. ;D


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Re: Griffin Vase
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2012, 11:29:09 AM »
Ask him to let us know when the book is out!


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Re: Griffin Vase
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 11:34:41 AM »
Good idea, I'll do that !!  ;)


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Re: Griffin Vase
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 12:55:28 PM »
Here are a pair in light blue.
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Re: Griffin Vase
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2015, 03:56:58 PM »
I like those ones in light blue    :)


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Re: Griffin Vase
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2015, 04:39:34 PM »
I thought they might be scarce but there a fair few survivors on google in all colours,  I just wonder how many were made.

The title of this link could do with changing as people still sell these as Sowerby.
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Re: Griffin Vase - ID = Edward Moore
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2015, 12:47:13 PM »
Slack (p108) says there is no evidence that these are Sowerby (the colours are wrong) but that Edward Moore is likely as they are colours patented by Edward Moore
I think I've found the source of the Sowerby attribution. Barbara Morris states that: "a vase in this design was bought by the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague direct from Sowerby & Co. in 1868." How true this is I've no idea but it's an interesting avenue to investigate. it could well be that this was a mix-up but then again there's always the possibility that the Sowerby attribution is correct or that the pattern was made by both firms.

Reference: Morris, B. 1978 Victorian Table Glass and Ornaments London: Barrie and Jenkins

Lattimore shows this design (in blue and black marbled glass) unattributed along with two other possibly related vases with similar neoclassical motifs.

 

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