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Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« on: March 19, 2014, 08:46:25 PM »
I posted this a couple of years ago and have spent the last hour looking for the post and can not for the life of me find it....  My recollection is that it was ID'd pretty quickly....  so I finally gave up on finding the post and here it is again....

Seems it was ID'd as Richardson before, hence the image names.

4 high and 4.75 in diameter....

TIA Craig
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Re: Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2014, 11:46:11 PM »
Looking in Pamela's book, this does look very much like the Richardson design from 1886 - pattern No. 10242 - and the height given in the book is 10.5 cms., so agrees with yours.             It seems to have been a design characterized by this vertical white ish stripe  -  the book shows what appears to be a cranberry ground coloured example.
Other factories did make these squat shaped vases - S. & W., T/Webb, Stuart, but the Richardson designs seems to have the most 'squashed doughnut shape'.

Ref. 'The Curious History of the BULB VSE'  -  Patricia Coccoris  -  2012


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Re: Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 12:09:42 AM »
Thank You Paul, that all sounds familiar....

I appreciate the help...

Craig
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Re: Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 09:38:15 AM »
Patricia's book is a very worthwhile investment - I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the history of glass. :)


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Re: Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 03:27:15 PM »
Nice vase. But well researched and thanks for the recommendation, Paul, for "Pamela's" book you must have talked to John Philip, who always refers to Patricia as "Pamela", "Petunia", "Priscilla" etc.  ;D

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Re: Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 04:26:57 PM »
oh, I'm so sorry Patricia, I've done it again - wot a plonker I am -  there's something Freudian going on there  -  too many peeeess I think :-[

thanks for pointing it out David :)               I take it there are copies still available  -  be just my luck to recommend the title and discover it's now out of print.


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Re: Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2014, 04:40:10 PM »
Oh, Patricia is used to it and just laughed! Copies are still available.
David
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Re: Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2014, 04:44:10 PM »
If we all just referred to them all as "P" it would likely clarify the confusion.....

And possibly also reduce the instances of embarrassment....  LOL

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Craig
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Re: Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2014, 10:18:38 AM »
I was told by a dealer who had one at one of the Alexandra Palace antiques fairs a few years ago that this shape was by Stuart. But it does seem likely, as Paul says, that different factories made similar shapes.
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Re: Opalescent Hyacinth Vase? or just an odd shape?
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 02:56:00 PM »
Cool piece...  Different shape and decor, but very similar also....

Craig
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