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Offline Bernard C

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Re: Roland Ward & Co - Engraved Decanters ( Rowland )
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2009, 06:01:31 AM »
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...    We will be taking photographs of the collection in the very near future, and would appreciate your opinion.   To which address would you like us to post the photographs   ...

Post them here, as I suggested.   If you do then someone may be able to identify the blanks, establishing where they were made, which will improve their saleability.

You may email me by clicking on the (http://www.glassmessages.com/Themes/default/images/email_sm.gif) icon to the left, but I can't see how I can be any further help, particularly as this topic does not come within my main interest of British glass.

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Re: Roland Ward & Co - Engraved Decanters ( Rowland )
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 07:56:53 AM »
Hi Guys
I posted this back in April is it of any help

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,25811.0.html

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Re: Roland Ward & Co - Engraved Decanters ( Rowland )
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009, 09:10:21 AM »
Tony — Thanks, that's interesting.   So it is "Rowland" after all.

I'm sure the examples I've seen also have those cut windows around the base.   Does anyone recognise this style?

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Re: Roland Ward & Co - Engraved Decanters ( Rowland )
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2009, 09:46:06 AM »
Hello Andre J
I have been searching internet for information on Rowland Ward crystal and was interested to see that you have a collection.  My father has a similar set including the catalogue of all the pieces with the prices he paid around 1970.  He has a Punch Bowl, Jug, Beer glasses, Cognac, Liquer, Wine glasses, etc and did not know that the crystal is considered rare.  Have you been able to find out anything more as to the current value. 

Shayne


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Re: Roland Ward & Co - Engraved Decanters ( Rowland )
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2009, 10:26:00 AM »
Hello, I have had a look at the Rowland Ward catalogue that I have and it states that 'this glassware is manufactured for us in Bavaria' and that 'it will be mailed to you direct from the factory in Germany'.  I have scanned the photos of the glassware in the catalogue as well as the UK price lists dated December 1967, March 1968 and a South African price list in Rands (Rowland Ward Johannesburg) not dated but from about the same time, if anyone is interested i will email.
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Shayne


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Re: Roland Ward & Co - Engraved Decanters ( Rowland )
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2010, 04:15:19 PM »
I have just spotted this on Wikipedia, with relevance to Patrick Francis Hadow, the second Wimbledon  Mens Lawn Tennis Champion. He developed the "lob" and beat the first Champion , Spencer Gore, who had to play just one match against the best challenger. Hadow was on holiday from  his tea plantation in Ceylon. Asked if he would be defending his crown he is reported to have said "No, tennis is a game for sissy's,  as its played with a soft ball!" Hadow is therefore the only champion never to have lost a set of tennis in the Wimbledon Championships, it seems!

"Hadow was also a distinguished big game hunter, hunting in Africa in the early years of the 20th century. He has listings in many categories of the 1928 Rowland Ward "Records of Big Game", including ranking trophies in the sable antelope, Cape buffalo, Uganda kob and eland categories."
Does this help date the start and purpose of the big game engravings at all Bernard?
S.



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Re: Roland Ward & Co - Engraved Decanters ( Rowland )
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2014, 09:15:22 AM »
Hi I know this is a really old thread, but I wanted to put a question out there for those who commented on this thread and another thread about Roland Ward glass please?http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,49664.msg280463.html#msg280463
I have 3 Roland Ward Vintage whiskey tumblers, 2 of them have the Roland Ward Nairobe Kenya backstamp etched on the base of them so there is no doubt but I don't think they are anything to do with Moser, though I may be way off the mark?
Queen Lace Crystal has been running for 3 generations and are based in the foothills of the Blackforest according to their website. Their Kenya Wildlife series have identical (to me) decor to the Roland Ward Kenya Range. http://www.queenlacecrystal.com/products_barware.html
Queen Lace Crystal is copper wheel engraved and wheel engraved has also been mentioned in one of the threads describing the technique used for Roland Ward glass.
Shayne on this thread, has informed us that he had/has a catalogue stating they were made in Germany which fits in with Queen Lace Crystal location too.
Also, the base of Queen Lace Crystal tumblers are faceted, which my tumblers are as is most other tumblers that I have seen described as Roland Ward.
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Re: Roland Ward & Co - Engraved Decanters ( Rowland )
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2014, 01:34:52 PM »
I have just spotted this on Wikipedia, with relevance to Patrick Francis Hadow, the second Wimbledon  Mens Lawn Tennis Champion. He developed the "lob" and beat the first Champion , Spencer Gore, who had to play just one match against the best challenger. Hadow was on holiday from  his tea plantation in Ceylon. Asked if he would be defending his crown he is reported to have said "No, tennis is a game for sissy's,  as its played with a soft ball!" Hadow is therefore the only champion never to have lost a set of tennis in the Wimbledon Championships, it seems!

"Hadow was also a distinguished big game hunter, hunting in Africa in the early years of the 20th century. He has listings in many categories of the 1928 Rowland Ward "Records of Big Game", including ranking trophies in the sable antelope, Cape buffalo, Uganda kob and eland categories."
Does this help date the start and purpose of the big game engravings at all Bernard?


Rowland Ward are still in business but do not appear to be selling engraved glasses.
The " Great Glass " website states this

Ward, Rowland
London, England & Nairobi, Kenya (1880 to present)
The Rowland Ward company made its name in the late 19th & early 20th Centuries as taxidermists, specialising in African big game animals. Responding to demand, the company expanded into actually arranging safaris & retailing all kinds of goods connected with them, including crystal vases & drinking-glasses, engraved with African animals, usually made in Bohemia & Germany
 see website"

I can remember in te 1980's a shop in Pall Mall opposite teh RAC Clubhouse entrance selling game hunting clothes, etc and selling these in teh window.

There are about 50 offers on eBay for Rowland Ward glasses as i type.
Not quite "common as Muck", but sadly not as rare as some of the Big Game they portray!

S.





 

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