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CLAYTON MAYER
« on: August 16, 2012, 08:27:39 AM »
My first encounter with Clayton Mayer was with Reg. 791409. This, I discovered was the "Jacobean" range, or so I thought until further reading, and finding examples of 702446, as mentioned by others. (Never found any engraved, or coloured examples though). There is a seemingly bottomless pit of pieces marked simply "Jacobean Reg", which I regarded as 791409, but not so sure now. However I have found three other Regs, but only the first (705632) looks "Jacobean". See what you think.

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Re: CLAYTON MAYER
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 03:54:38 PM »
I've been pondering this and am a bit puzzled... are you saying that each of the pieces above has Jacobean on it as well as a different RD No.? If so, that is curious... at least to me it is! :)


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Re: CLAYTON MAYER
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 04:01:37 PM »
Sorry to confuse. None of the pieces have "Jacobean" on them. I have read that most of the reg.s in that period were "Jacobean", presumably in appearance. I am just curious to know which registrations are considered as such.

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Re: CLAYTON MAYER
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 04:23:38 PM »
Ahhh I see, thanks for clarifying for me. 

Glen Thistlewood said to me, when I asked questions about these items some years ago, "Anne, the Jacobean suite was made by both Inwald (in Czechoslovakia) and also (later) by Davidson. Inwald called the pattern "Lord" and it was also marketed by Markhbeinn (France) who called it "Milord"." See topic here:
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,8033.msg67955.html#msg67955

Glen has an excellent page on the RD Nos. relating to Jacobean here:
http://www.geocities.com/carni_glass_uk_2000/Jacob2.html

And Chris Stewart also has an article on Clayton Mayer which will add more for you:
http://www.cloudglass.com/ClaytonMayers.htm

Hope this helps. :)







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Re: CLAYTON MAYER
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 04:28:36 PM »
This article may help you. It is on my old (archived) website.

http://www.geocities.com/carni_glass_uk_2000/Jacob2.html

Edited to add: Aha, so good you see it twice  ;) I posted as Anne was writing!

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Re: CLAYTON MAYER
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 04:34:20 PM »
I sympathize with the confusion on these pieces - perhaps not all that I had once supposed to be Lord/Jacobean is such.   However, seems part of the original question here was overlooked, and I've browsed the Blue Book for 705632, but appears there is no entry for such a number (assuming it is indeed a British Rd.).      Am sure this has been quoted correctly, but just to be sure can you re-check the digits please - they are notorious for being difficult to read, at times.       Always possible that this is another one that has escaped the Blue Book.
The comment....."but only the first (705632) looks "Jacobean", interested me because I have what appears to be an identical bowl, and notice that some time ago I had written in bold felt tip (obviously confident at the time) 'Lord/Jacobean' - Rudolfova Hut.       Mine doesn't carry any Rd. No., obviously, since had it done so I'd have queried the No. - so maybe although appearing similar they have different origins.         My bowl is almost 10" - 250mm in diameter, and with a smooth/polished foot rim.
I have assumed that you are saying it is the bowl in your first pic. which has this Rd. No.

However, as far as pressed glass is concerned probably fatal to suggest that because one piece of glass looks similar to another it is going to be from the same factory - it needs to be either identical or known to carry the same No.      Over the past 5 - 7 years I have collected many pieces of clear glass with this 'rectangular lens' look, but really am clueless as to them all originating from the same source, and this is probably the reason for much doubt as to their origin.     In my second pic. are four items with this distinctive pattern - and I'm only really sure of two (the Celery and the vase with slightly everted rim) - and this is because I can see them on the small Markbheinn extract on Glenn's page  -  the second link from Anne.         Am uncertain about the tall water jug and claret decanter. 
True they do all have mirror polished feet, and I'd like to think they are all Jacobean.

I've not found any marigold or blue pieces  -  and the single amber mug is the only non clear piece I have (it does carry the words Jacobean Regd).      I'd thought for a long time that they were identical, but as can been seen when they are side by side, there are quite noticeable differences, so obviously from completely different moulds.

I've read Glenn's very interesting notes before, but presumably half asleep, and only just picked up on what seems an anomaly re the Clayton Mayer registration of the Nos. 702446 and 709314.         I'd always assumed that a British Rd. No. would be given to a U.K. manufacturer only  -  whereas at the time these Nos. were registered by Clayton Mayer (early 1920's) production of all Lord/Jacobean remained with Rudolfova Hut in Czechoslvakia.    No doubt everyone will now shout and tell me why this is not unusual.        I see in the Blue Book that Mayer is spelled with two 'e's.  -  and I've just notice that the No. 709314 is also missing from the Blue Book.

I've never seen any No. on Jacobean other than 791409 (which, in 1938, apparently replaced the very first registration of 702446), and always wondered why I could only find this No. on tumblers  -  the answer being that it was allocated for a design for tumblers only, and was not registering the 'rectangular lenses' pattern.            Being the most recent Rd. No., I guess we're bound to find it more commonly than the other two  -  I'd agree with the comment that sometimes at boot sales it's possible to be knee deep in these tumblers, with egg cups and dessert dishes a close second and third.

I'd like to find some blue pieces, but they seem very elusive. 

Sorry this is rather long winded, and hope not too much objection to my adding some pix and words. :-[            you get a medal if you've read this far. :) 


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Re: CLAYTON MAYER
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 04:49:42 PM »
for those who may wish to see some of the 'Jacobean' designs.........try Pamela's site and look in the 1932 Markbheinn catalogue (France)...    http://www.glas-musterbuch.de/         


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Re: CLAYTON MAYER
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2012, 07:15:57 PM »
back again to part of the original discussion - which questioned whether Rd. No. 705632 was  'Jacobean' - and having now looked at the Kew records can confirm that this was registered to Clayton Mayers on 15th May 1924 (copyright seems to have expired 15th May 1929).         Missing from the Blue Book - almost certainly - for the not uncommon reason that this registration was entered as Class 4 - first pic.
I've a feeling that the plinth shown (of which I do have an example) was used for at least one other (larger) 'Jacobean' bowl.

Very annoyingly I forgot to note the other Nos. which accompanied the other two pix in the original post - 709054 and 735621 - both also missing from the Blue Book  -  so couldn't check these today.     However, in view of their looks, they may well not be Jacobean.

There is a little more to come re this discussion, but will post separately.


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Re: CLAYTON MAYER
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2012, 07:59:42 PM »
in Glenn's very interesting published notes on the 'Jacobean' pattern, there is mention of Clayton Mayers Rd. No. 709314, first registered on 21st November 1924 (extended for a further five years in August 1929) and, like 705632, is missing from the Blue Book due to being classified as Class 4, almost certainly (first pic.).
As described by Glenn, this Rd. No. covered a 'set' of shapes, and for those who may be interested, the Kew archives show these six items as per the attached pix.   I'm unsure if the first item is the same decanter as mentioned by Glenn as occurring in Marigold.
It's possible that the five part oval dish is rarely found complete  -  too many separate parts to go missing over the years I'd imagine.
There are five pix, so the last one will drop over into a separate post.


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Re: CLAYTON MAYER
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2012, 08:01:41 PM »
here then is the final pic showing the last item in the 'Jacobean set' covered by Rd. No. 709314..........a vinegar cruet.

 

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