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Author Topic: lettering on uranium bulb vase - ID = George Piercy Tye  (Read 2763 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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lettering on uranium bulb vase - ID = George Piercy Tye
« on: May 19, 2012, 12:43:50 PM »
Fairly standard uranium hyacinth vase, which glows very well, and which appears to have upper case letters embossed on the underside, which read...........GPTYE.       Unfortunately, I don't have Patricia's new book, which may (or possibly not) give reference to bulb vases with such base markings.         Height is about 5.5"/140mm, and has a fair amount of wear, so am assuming pre 1940.            All thoughts appreciated, and thanks for looking. :)

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Re: lettering on uranium bulb vase.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2012, 01:14:52 PM »
That is an important bulb vase!  :o I will poke P and D

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Re: lettering on uranium bulb vase.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 01:25:47 PM »
I've just looked in the book. The thought is that this base plate was used pre 1850, as George Piercy Tye didn't register this design until 1850

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Re: lettering on uranium bulb vase.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2012, 01:54:43 PM »
Well done Paul, my whole book was written around the inventor of your bulbvase: George Piercy Tye.
I dedicated 34 pages to this man, a bit too much to go into detail here but after registering the vase on November 4th 1850, he then saw it sold as far as Australia!!.  The base of your vase might mention this date or otherwise have Gt. Charles Street Birmingham (used when the registration ran out).
In fact the vase sold so well, he then invented a lot more hyacinth vases, may be time to buy the book after all?

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Re: lettering on uranium bulb vase.
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2012, 01:57:30 PM »
P.S.
Just noticed that the baseplate of your vase has no further information which means that it was probably made just before registering it.

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Re: lettering on uranium bulb vase.
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 02:55:34 PM »
my sincere thanks to both of you - and in view of Patricia's comments would appear that this one may possibly have been made just a little before 1850 - which I must admit does surprise me - I really had it down for the 1930's or 40's.       In fact the guy at the boot sale this morning had two the same, and as I felt sure the date was well into the C20, I only bought the one. :(      I will try again next week and fingers crossed he may still have the other one.
Yes, I now see the meaning of the base letters - but without the book would never have know this, so maybe time to get a copy.
I don't collect these things at all seriously, but do have a dozen or so, and pick up the odd example if it looks interesting.      I think there are several C19 pieces, and must admit the amethyst and blue colours are attractive.
Many thanks again. :)

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Re: lettering on uranium bulb vase - ID = George Piercy Tye
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2015, 05:21:10 PM »
Some pictures of a G P Tye amethyst hyacinth vase with gilding.

The base is marked Registered November 4 1850

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Re: lettering on uranium bulb vase - ID = George Piercy Tye
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2015, 07:06:16 PM »
very attractive Roy  -  great find.               Judging by Patricia's various comments in her book  -  it's quite possible that this particular base mark would indicate a date of somewhere between 1850 and 1854.

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Re: lettering on uranium bulb vase - ID = George Piercy Tye
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2015, 07:32:54 PM »
Thanks Paul

It was one of a pair that I bought amazing to think they have been together the best part of 165 years.

Roy

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Re: lettering on uranium bulb vase - ID = George Piercy Tye
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2015, 09:05:41 PM »
For interest, a very nice uranium glass bulb vase bought this morning.
Marked G P TYE on the base, with no other markings except that it appears it might have been marked twice as the letters TY can be seen underneath and at an angle.
This will join others currently lurking in a dark place in the garage with strange looking roots and shoots (thanks to Patricia's wonderful book ;D )



Unable to attach pictures the usual way for some reason, so had to revert to photo bucket - if it works that is.
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