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Offline agincourt17

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Toy pressed glass trinket set
« on: July 14, 2012, 10:31:23 AM »
A toy trinket set in clear pressed glass. To give some idea of scale, the tray measures 28x15cm.

Any idea as to age or manfacturer, please?

I've came across toy (usually 1/12th scale) blown glass tableware pieces, mostly Victorian or Edwardian, probably made to dress doll's houses, and there are, of course , lots of toy china teasets, but this is the first time I've seen a toy glass trinket set.

Does anyone else have examples of toy trinket sets in pressed or blown glass?

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Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 05:34:39 PM »

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Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 11:07:44 PM »
Fred, can you tell me the sizes of all the pieces please? 

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Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 07:42:42 AM »
Yes, Anne.

The tray is 28x15cm. The pots have a rim 'diameter' (across the flats) of 6.5cm and are 4cm high (including lids); the candlesticks are 6.5cm across the flats and 4cm high; the ringholder is 6cm across the flats and 4cm high.

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Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012, 11:22:30 AM »
Have you got your units right? 28 cm = 11 inches Not very toy. It just seems small rather than toy

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Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 11:44:45 AM »
Yes, Christine, the units are correct.

I initially used the term 'toy' rather than small in the same sense that half-size children's china teasets would normally be regarded as 'toy' or play sets .

The 'miniature' pieces produced to furnish dolls houses are usually much smaller (often 1: 12 or 1:24 scale) but they are usually not produced for use as toys or play items but for use by dedicated minaiturists or collectors.

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Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2012, 12:32:21 PM »
I wasn't thinking doll's house but they still seem quite large for toy. You could be right though

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Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2012, 05:05:33 PM »
Thanks Fred, much appreciated. I'm wondering if these were intended as junior miss type pieces rather than full adult ones? The sort of things an older girl/young teen may have been given as she starts to grow up? There are similarly small sized ones in Sowerby's range (Maid and Junior coming to mind.)

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Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2012, 05:10:26 PM »
That makes more sense than toy as such

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Re: Toy pressed glass trinket set
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 05:24:56 PM »
I agree.

Would you like to change the topic heading to something more appropriate, Anne?

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