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Author Topic: Bowl with gilded & silvered insects,applied fish feet,ruby glass eyes  (Read 3479 times)

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Re: Bowl with gilded & silvered insects,applied fish feet,ruby glass eyes
« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2013, 03:27:32 PM »
For further comparison to the 'Thomas Webb animal ewer' I linked to above, in Gulliver's Victorian Decorative Glass page 271 there are registered design drawings and references for Thomas Webb.  Top left of the page is a Bird shaped ewer or jug rd no 337071 July 10 1879.  It has designs of enamelling on it and appears to be to be very similar to the 'animal ewer', especially having the scales decoration on it.  It also has a 'starfish' style design on the wing which reminds me sort of the eye of the ewer and the circular motif on the body.  The eye of the bird is also very decorative like the eye of the ewer.
http://www.edgeconservation-restoration.com/File/category.asp?id=6

In addition I've found another id'd Thomas Webb small vase in Gulliver's page 168 under the heading Stylised fish/reptile motifs.  It has an enamelled butterfly on it and flowers all in raised colourful enamels outlined in gilt rd no 390104.  It seems to be a simpler version of the enamelling on the ewer and also has the applied 'fish' or what he calls seals, as it's three feet.

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Re: Bowl with gilded & silvered insects,applied fish feet,ruby glass eyes
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2014, 11:19:02 PM »
http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/125095-dhumy-aurora-glass-co-fish-vase-c-188?in=441

?? Really? I'm afraid I don't believe this.
Can anyone show evidence for this please?
Many thanks
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Re: Bowl with gilded & silvered insects,applied fish feet,ruby glass eyes
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2014, 06:32:38 AM »
This was posted on Facebook too and I was dubious, though I didn't comment. The attributions of a certain South West museum are not the best.

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Re: Bowl with gilded & silvered insects,applied fish feet,ruby glass eyes
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2014, 07:07:17 AM »
I have noticed that too, more of a commercial operation than a museum.

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Re: Bowl with gilded & silvered insects,applied fish feet,ruby glass eyes
« Reply #24 on: June 27, 2014, 06:56:53 PM »
There is a similar one of these in a museum exhibit at Broad field House, i saw today, same fish, same size, but no decoration. the description said "Hodgetts Richardson and Son 1878"
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Re: Bowl with gilded & silvered insects,applied fish feet,ruby glass eyes
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2014, 08:01:27 PM »
Thank you for keeping an eye out for me and remembering :)
Was it this one by any chance?
http://blackcountryhistory.org/collections/getrecord/DMUSE_ST59/
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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2014, 08:12:22 PM »
It could be, but the fish were more green than amber and the bowl was white but the glass had lots of patchy colours in it, i'll pop back in next week and take a close up, the picture in the link lacks detail.
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Re: Bowl with gilded & silvered insects,applied fish feet,ruby glass eyes
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2014, 11:18:56 PM »
Thank you :) I appreciate it as my hopes of visiting in the near future are fading  ::)
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« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2014, 12:12:14 PM »
Here is the one in the glass museum, i have permission to put this on here from them, (i had to fill out a form), it's roughly 4 1/2 inches square and in height.

This is the best i could get it being behind glass.
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« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2014, 12:14:07 PM »
Some more pics.
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