The mark reads "Walsh / England"
Bet it doesn't, but reads "WALSH / ENGLAND".
Kevin — Thanks for the detail. I was unsure which of two patterns it was, but your measurements enabled me to choose correctly.
Sourcing from the factory pattern books reproduced in Reynolds, we get:
Range name: Iridescent
A4514 (Bernard C's transcription error corrected at his request - Mod.)
Date: circa 1930
Other details: noted in three sizes, 8¼ (8.25) is the middle one, "SELLS" 4/6, i.e. the factory gate selling price. Out of the retail price, probably approaching twice this, had to come the wholesaler's delivery costs and margin, retailer's delivery costs and margin, and an allowance for breakages and other shrinkage. I've ignored any tax consideration. The National Archives currency converter relates 4/6 in 1930 to the same spending power as £7.52 in 2005.
As you can see, Walsh glass was not cheap.
Note that some items, such as wine flutes, in the Walsh Iridescent
range were not iridised. Also that some patterns in the contemporary range Pompeian
were also made in Iridescent
, and vice versa.
I can't think of anything else that's relevant.