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Offline agincourt17

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In 1869, Robinson & Skinner's Mersey Glass Works was established at Bank Quay, Warrington. The firm became Robinson, Son and Skinner in c1880, then Robinson, Skinner & Co. in c1890.

Robinson Skinner & Co. only registered 1 design (on 10 May 1892, RD 192298) and Iíve just acquired this example, a beautifully-finished low comport/ tazza /cake plate/ whatever in clear flint pressed glass, and thought it might be of interest as there are comparatively few examples of Registered Designs from Warrington glass works. Diameter 7.5 inches, height 2 inches.

Peter Robinson had originally been in partnership with Edward Bolton as Robinson & Bolton of the Orford Lane Glass Works, Warrington, before leaving to co-found Robinson & Skinner.

There was only 1 design registered to Robinson & Skinner (28 January 1875), then 1 design registered to Robinson, Son & Skinner (10 December 1885). The firm became Robinson, Smith & Co. c 1900 (with 1 design registered on 3 July 1909), then Robinson, Son & Co. c1920. It was eventually taken over by John Walsh Walsh in 1933 and moved to Birmingham.

Apart from my example here, does anyone else have examples of the registered designs from the Mersey Glass Works, Warrington? If so, can we see them, please?








Offline Paul S.

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Re: Pressed glass RD 192298 (1892) from Robinson, Skinner & Co., Warrington
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 06:00:23 PM »
only just found this one, and same Registered design as yours Fred...........  but worth adding possibly in view of the different shape.
Agree it's attractive, and assume they are rather thin on the ground  -  I've not been aware of seeing others from this factory.
Size of this oval dish is about 8.5"  x  6", and it does carry a very clear impression of the Rd. No.


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Re: Pressed glass RD 192298 (1892) from Robinson, Skinner & Co., Warrington
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 08:07:13 PM »
Thank you Paul - that's very kind of you.

The only shape that I have come across previously is the tazza, so the oval dish will be a nice addition to the GMB RD database.

Certainly not a common item in any shape.

Fred.


 



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