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Offline icedgold10

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Mary Gregory style vase - ID = Westmoreland Glass
« on: August 21, 2012, 02:50:17 PM »
I bought this Mary Gregory vase and am trying to figure out if the signature says 1912 or 1972?  It looks like 1912 to me.  If it is where would it have been made? http://s1255.photobucket.com/albums/hh635/icedgold10/vase/     I bought it at a thrift store for $1.99.  Any help would be great.  Thank you.


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Re: Mary Gregory Vase
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 03:00:29 PM »
Hi and welcome to the gmb. :)

This isn't really my area, but I don't think it's likely to be possible to pin down a maker or place for Mary Gregory style glass - it was very much a cottage type industry, "Mary Gregory" was not a person!
Mary Gregory glass has been made in recent years, certainly in the '70s; and I've been told the way to tell whether or not a bit is old or new is to look at the way the figures are executed.
On old pieces, the children are quite chubby - conforming to the ideal of the time, while newer bits have slimer, cuter children - conforming to today's ideals.

I think you have a rather cute, slim modern looking child on this piece. It's nicely done.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Mary Gregory Vase
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 03:07:13 PM »
Thank you for your input.  What do you think of the date?  Either way I am happy because for $1.99 it's a deal for a nice vase.


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Re: Mary Gregory Vase
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2012, 03:47:19 PM »
according to Ruth Lee Webb, Muriel M. Miller, Mr. Hajdamach and doubtless others - there was indeed a Mary Gregory who lived at Sandwich, Mass. and worked for the B. & S. Glass Co.- as a decorator of glass, briefly during the 1880's.    So - was she a real person, or just a figment of our imagination Sue?  ;)


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Re: Mary Gregory Vase
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2012, 04:13:53 PM »
I thought these pieces were Czech in origin Paul  ???
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Re: Mary Gregory Vase
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 04:29:59 PM »
I don't know Paul - I've found a book by Paul Gallico, in which the heroine has MY name.
And I thought some MG bits were Stourbridge!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Mary Gregory Vase
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 04:42:45 PM »
 Meh, the swear filter is set way too high. So please ignore this post.

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Re: Mary Gregory Vase
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2012, 04:46:30 PM »
You people are awesome!  ;D


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Re: Mary Gregory Vase
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2012, 04:58:51 PM »
oh btw Welcome to the board  :)
and I think it reads C Stanley possibly? 1972 or 1912 at a push but that second '7' or '1' looks different to the first so I'd plump for `1972'


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Re: Mary Gregory Vase
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2012, 05:02:13 PM »
I have found one that looks the same (or very very similar)  attributed as Westmoreland Blue Mist
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