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Author Topic: Signature on pink perfume bottle - ID = Martin Yeates, Corby Castle  (Read 527 times)

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Offline josordoni

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Hi, can anyone recognise the  signature on this pretty pink perfume bottle?

thanks!

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-18850
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-18849

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Re: Help please for signature on pink perfume bottle
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2013, 10:39:07 AM »
I think that is Martin Yeates :)
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Re: Help please for signature on pink perfume bottle
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2013, 10:41:00 AM »
OOh yes! I can see it now!! thank you xx
Thank you very much!

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Re: Help please for signature on pink perfume bottle
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2013, 10:48:29 AM »
hmmmm he doesn't seem to have a web presence. Do you happen to know anything about him?
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Re: Help please for signature on pink perfume bottle
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2013, 11:16:32 AM »
Hi Lynne
no, but the name rang a bell - maybe Top Glass or Our Glass or Midsummer glass? the bottle reminds me slightly of those - oh perhaps Teign Valley glass?  I can't honestly remember.  I've just looked through my Studio Glass books and Contemporary Glass books and there is no mention though, sorry.
Pretty piece and it makes me think maybe early 2000's perhaps.
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Re: Help please for signature on pink perfume bottle
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2013, 12:44:56 PM »
Yes, I agree, it is similar to a LOT of other bits from around that time. Nothing innovative or striking, just pretty.
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Re: Help please for signature on pink perfume bottle
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 09:18:42 PM »
I found a snippet about 'Martin Yeates' online. It said:

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An iridescent lustre glass vase by Robert Martin and Ian Yeates at their glass works at Corby Castle. Engraved signature "Martin Yeates" on the base.

So it is not one glass maker but two! That led me to find this story on the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-344000-552000/page/9 referring to the date of 1986, which says:

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9 months ago Robert Martin and Ian Yeates started a glassworks in the grounds of Corby Castle. They use their skill to make a range of glass ornaments such as paperweights, perfume bottles and vases. They make about 25 items each day.

The mystery has lifted just a little.

Anton

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