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Offline glassobsessed

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Re: Satinated cranberry posy vase with twisted cane decoration
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2012, 06:53:12 PM »
I saw another of these vases today for sale at the National Glass Fair, similar shape except it was tall and thin instead of short and wide like this one. Exactly the same pattern and now I know how it was made I want to remove my previous post. :-[

Both vases were made by Stuart, date around 1890 give or take ten years. Being the sceptical sort I asked the seller how he knew it was from Stuart. He told me that when Stuart closed he was allowed to see all their pattern books and to take notes. At that I stopped looking at all the wonderful glass on offer and realised I was talking to Mervyn Gulliver (name tag to the rescue...). The pattern is achieved by pulling the white threads, the yellow is simply trailed over the top afterwards. Armed with that nugget I can now see (when holding it just so) the yellow overlaying the white and cranberry. Simples. ;D

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Re: Satinated cranberry posy vase with twisted cane decoration
« Reply #31 on: November 11, 2012, 07:06:03 PM »
ooh glad you found that out.  Hope you had a lovely day?
I think I read somewhere that Mervyn Gulliver had produced additional volumes on glass printed privately - I think someone on the board has them, or some of them, so it might be in there (I think I've remembered that correctly  :-\)
I don't have them hence my trawling through Harrods catalogues for design numbers  ;D and trying to match them.  Unfortunately my references are limited and of a slightly later time period by about a decade or so it isn't in there.
I'm particularly interested in the cut and polished rim - I specifically looked when I was at Broadfield house and as far as I know didn't spot one whilst I was there.  So that is good to know.
It's great to find out new information - you should not wish to amend your posts  :)
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Re: Satinated cranberry posy vase with twisted cane decoration
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2012, 09:37:37 AM »
Oh that one! Well done. Mervyn is a nice chap. He collects frilly Stuart baskets and showed me the one he'd picked up at the fair.


 

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