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Offline Nick77

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Richardson or Whitefriars inkwell. ID = Richardson
« on: June 15, 2012, 02:42:24 PM »
Hi All

At first I thought maybe I'd found another Richardson piece but now I'm leaning towards Whitefriars? Sadly missing its stopper.

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Nick


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Re: Richardson or Whitefriars inkwell
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2012, 09:33:57 PM »
Hi Nick

100% Richardson, in my view. These are often missing the stopper because Richardson stoppers had pencil thin shafts, which broke very easily.

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Re: Richardson or Whitefriars inkwell
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 10:00:18 PM »
Hi Nick,
             and 100% NOT Whitefriars so I agree with Alan. Nice though.

Tony


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Re: Richardson or Whitefriars inkwell. ID = Richardson
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 09:17:48 AM »
Thanks both, it was the totally ground base compared to the paperweight I had that threw me. Yes the stopper would not be able to be more than 12mm to fit the bottle, oddly a search on ebay shows two stoppers sold recently on their own although they look much thicker than would fit mine, and too big at 75mm.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Richardsons-millefiori-stopper-paperweight-lovely-condition-/221023349344?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item337604aa60
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Richardsons-millefiori-stopper-paperweight-/221023346263?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item3376049e57

Are looking at circa 1900 for my bottle?

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Nick


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Re: Richardson or Whitefriars inkwell. ID = Richardson
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2012, 09:35:15 AM »
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Hi Nick.

The thicker shaft stoppers may indicate that Richardsons learned how fragile the thin ones were - and yet the thick ones are still broken off!

Regarding the age of your bottle, that is a difficult question. I think the ones from around 1900 - 1910 tend to have a foot rim, and often have an outer ring of white quatrefoil canes, and an overall lighter colouration.  I have had a few darker weights, often not quite as well finished, and I suspect they are from an earlier period. I feel your bottle is an earlier piece, too. The problem is that might be anywhere from the 1850s to 1890s, and I do not know of any evidence to tie these pieces in to a specific date.

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Re: Richardson or Whitefriars inkwell. ID = Richardson
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012, 10:38:45 AM »
Hi Alan

Many thanks for your info

Nick

 

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