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Author Topic: Pressed glass comport with no identifying marks – 1860s on? Opinions, please.  (Read 314 times)

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Offline agincourt17

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    • Pressed glass 1840-1900
    • Wales
14cm high, 18cm bowl top rim diameter, 9cm foot rim diameter.
 
Hexagonal baluster stem (widest part at the top), with narrow undercut step before joining to foot and bowl.
 
Impressed star to underside of foot, and very slight upstand to underside of foot rim.
 
Centre of bowl clear.  Exterior of bowl with raised decoration of (flat-topped) diamonds to sides. The rim is smooth at the top, but the exterior is decorated with a reeded border which has a well-defined 'overhang' or step at the lower edge.

I though that it had some characteristics of early Manchester pressed glass pieces,  so I’ve shown my pics to NeilH ( https://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home ) for his opinion as to possible Manchester manufacture, and our joint conclusions seem to be that:
•   The only examples with a reeded overhang rim (or, indeed any type of overhang rim) are Molineaux Webb #17 unregistered and #424 unregistered  (both dating from around 1860).
•   There is some likeness to Molineaux Webb RD 14153 (registered January 1890), but that has a star centre to the bowl, and a frilly rim with no overhang.
•   There are some Percival Vickers comports with a similar foot and stem, but stem and foot shape are generally a poor diagnostic feature .
•   There are some Percival Vickers patterns with a similar allover diamond design to the bowl (notably the PV ‘Colonial’ RD 225673, registered December 1868, but that has a frilly rim with no overhang).

Does anyone else have any ideas as to manufacturer or date, please?

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Offline Paul S.

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nice piece  -  not always easy to produce good images of flint glass, but this looks good and if we didn't know otherwise it might be mistaken for cut glass.
However, regret I'm unable to help with origin or date. :)

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