Last night, just back from the National, and enjoying a cuppa and piece of cake in the dining room, I happened to look at the registration lists in Thompson, and noticed the three registrations of 23 Dec. 1884 for a range of glass decorated with acorns and oak leaves by Mills, Walker & Co (the Mills was the other half of the Stuart & Mills partnership that broke up in 1882).
After I finished my cuppa, I walked through to the front room to see Andy McConnell holding a solifleur posy decorated with acorns and oak leaves. I didn't get to the volume control quickly enough. What did he say about it? Did he link it to the Mills, Walker & Co range?
Later I found that great-glass references a piece in Manley with an ambiguous mark thus "Manley, fig. 127, vase marked 'M.W. & Co., Vitrified'". He describes it as enamelled opaline. What does that one look like?