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Author Topic: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other  (Read 1677 times)

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Offline stew2u2

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believe this is boulton and mills but not 100% sure and what age i think its early 1900 am i close
glows green under uv light
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Re: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 07:52:12 AM »
How is the rim finished?

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Re: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 11:11:45 AM »
thanks for looking Christine
believe its ground flat no heat


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Re: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 11:14:32 AM »
That looks fire polished to me. I think perhaps that pushes it towards English but I wouldn't like to say who made it.

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Re: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2012, 01:53:00 PM »
just got a new uv light off santa
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Re: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2012, 03:05:43 PM »
Stew  -  great glow, but I'd also suggest a fire polished rim from what I can see in your pictures.         From what little I know of coloured Victorian material, I get the impression that ground/polished rims are more an indication of Continental origin - and doubt that you could tie down to a maker.                 Leaf trailing was certainly a common form of decoration on this type of object, and turquoise a not uncommon colour.
Have a feeling that these shapes are called 'shaft and globe', and would humbly suggest a date a little earlier than your 1900 -  perhaps more 1870 - 1880.
What makes you suggest Boulton & Mills??

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Re: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2012, 04:05:29 PM »
thanks for looking paul
it has a flat edge to the rim i thought fire polished is more rounded.
i thought it might have been boulton and mills as i have seen a very similar shape with a different decoration but they could have been wrong to
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Re: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other
« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2012, 04:46:44 PM »
if it does have a flat rim, then you're probably correct in saying 'ground' - I must get round to specsavers after Christmas ;)

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Re: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2012, 09:14:12 AM »
Still looks fire polished to me. Those edges look round rather than "sharp"

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Re: uranium glass vase boulton and mills or stevens and williams or other
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2012, 10:15:19 AM »
I have a Loetz vase that is mould blown and cut at the rim, then ground and polished, but it's been so well done it look firepolished on the outside edge although you can see the light bevel on the inside edge.  I don't think your vase has what would be described as a 'ground' rim only, as that would be left matt as far as I know.  It looks polished and perhaps then firepolished? or it has just been beautifully done as per my Loetz vase maybe?
It seems to be well made, has it a little bump in the centre of the base? definitely no polished pontil mark  - sorry it's hard to tell from photos?  I would lean towards English first as well given the finish on the vase.
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