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Author Topic: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?  (Read 811 times)

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Offline Leni

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Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« on: July 25, 2012, 10:39:45 AM »
I bought this vase because it looks to me like a variation of the Stevens & Williams 'Osiris' range, made with the 'pull-up' machine patented by John Northwood I.  Only this one is not a satin finish, being cased in clear glass.  And it doesn't have the word 'patent' on the bottom  :-\  But it certainly looks to me as if it was made in the same way, on the 'pull-up machine described by Charles Hajdamach on pages 281 - 283 of 'British Glass 1800 - 1914'. 

Anyone agree?  Or have any other suggestions? 

Thanks.   
Leni

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Re: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2012, 11:45:29 AM »
Is that the one that was on ebay the other day? It's lovely

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Re: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2012, 01:56:08 PM »
Yes, that's the one, Christine.  Sadly, it's NOT 'Vaseline opalescent' in spite of being described as such  >:(  I tried to get any sort of glow from it, but not a thing!  :(  However, I'm pleased with it in spite of that. 
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Re: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2012, 02:52:19 PM »
 ;D

It definitely belongs in the garden, amongst other really big, bright, totally OTT flowers!
(I've just been reading a Chihuly book.....)
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Re: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2012, 04:16:20 PM »
There's a rose in my garden which would look perfect in it!   ;D  8)

To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't say I actually like the vase (although I do like the rose!  :D )  but I am fascinated by how it must have been made!  I think it's really very clever.   

Charles Hajdamach was talking about the S&W Northwood 'pull-up' machine at the 'Window on Whitefriars' day, and when I saw this vase I was sure it must have been made that way, so I just had to buy it to see in detail!  Of course, if it had been 'Vaseline opalescent' that would have been a real bonus, but still  ::)
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Re: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 04:26:03 PM »
Osiris was the reason I was after it,someone beat me to it ::) ;D ;D

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Re: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 05:49:46 PM »
Oops! Sorry Keith (NOT! ;):-*   

You obviously agree it might be related to the S&W 'Osiris' range too then?   I did wonder, on reading Charles Hajdamach's description of the process, if this one might be an early attempt using the pull-up machine but before the 'Osiris' range was put into production.   
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Re: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2012, 05:59:28 PM »
Leni I watched it as well  :) It's beautiful colours and a gorgeous pattern.  What is the pontil mark like please?
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Re: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2012, 06:24:03 PM »
The pontil mark is a very rough and quite sharp (  :o ) blob of clear glass! 

Pic below.
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Re: Looks like Stevens & Williams 'Osiris'?
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 06:40:09 PM »
It's a lovely thing, but I would say not S&W having looked at the book. Maybe not even English

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