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Author Topic: Stevens & Williams or Davidson?  (Read 783 times)

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Offline crownretro

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Stevens & Williams or Davidson?
« on: November 01, 2012, 02:01:11 AM »
Hi, guys!

Glad to be a member. I am a glass collector and have a good collection of French Nouveau and Deco.

Anyway, my Dad is a Keith Murray ceramics collector. But he recently acquired a glass vase he reckons is Keith Murray via Stevens & Williams, but I'm kinda doubtful but hope I'm wrong. It has the classic Keith Murray style of his Wedgwood pieces. But I'm sure it's closer to Davidsion Glass. Unmarked and has a polished pontil on the base.

It is 18.5cm high and the top is 13cm diam. The base is 7.5cm diam.

If there are any experts on this can they lend a hand, that would be great.

Cheers!

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Re: Stevens & Williams or Davidson?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 07:41:10 AM »
It's not Davidson because if it really does have a polished pontil mark (pic is too small to be certain. Individual pics are much better for seeing detail), it's not pressed. Davidson glass was almost exclusively pressed.

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Re: Stevens & Williams or Davidson?
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 08:11:05 AM »
My apologies about posting this earlier in the wrong section.

Thanks, Lustrousstone. I've attached the original pics.

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Re: Stevens & Williams or Davidson?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 11:54:22 AM »
Hello,

Been away, so catching up again ;)

This is not Keith Murray - despite some hints at ceramic shapes made by Wedgwood to his designs.

It could be Stevens & Williams, depending on its weight/thickness, etc. Might also be Sandvik (for Orresfors) if it has lighter weight. I am sure that there are other contenders as well.

I would really need to handle this one to access the colour, weight and construction to get a better idea.

Nigel


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Re: Stevens & Williams or Davidson?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 05:18:48 AM »
I thought so... it was only a gut feeling.

Thanks for your advice, Nigel. The old fella was so sure it was Murray- I don't know what he paid the dealer for it, but he won't be happy.

Better to know for certain than not.

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