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Offline vanmann

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ID help please flower decorated trinket set
« on: August 24, 2014, 01:25:05 PM »
Any ideas please on maker of this trinket set. Nice floral motifs on all pieces and tray.
Thanks for any suggestions John

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Re: ID help please flower decorated trinket set
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 06:09:45 PM »
Curiously I was just about to post a query about my trinket set and realised we had the same tray but different pots etc I have no idea about the ID of mine either. My pots have the same flower pattern on the trinket pots but I am not sure about the candlesticks the colour is right but the pattern is missing. Any ideas welcome. ;D

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Re: ID help please flower decorated trinket set
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014, 08:53:17 PM »
One of the many unknowns I'm afraid

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Re: ID help please flower decorated trinket set
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014, 10:44:54 AM »
This set is Anne’s “Mystery Set 15”. See:
http://www.glasstrinketsets.com/cms15/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=165:mystery-set-15&catid=28:mysteries&Itemid=52

As you have seen, the set seems to come in at least two different variant types, all with the same pattern tray.

Angela, your branched candlesticks are, indeed, ‘correct’ for your variant set type, and I have several reference photos of similar sets as verification (currently in amber and green uranium glass, but this is the first time that I have seen your variant set type in blue glass).

I have reference photos for John’s variant set type in clear, pink, pale blue, amber, and green uranium glass.

A full set in both these variants comprises tray, pair of candlesticks, large lidded pot, pair of small lidded pots, and a ringholder.

I attach a photo of a set (possible a third variant type) in green uranium glass that has the ‘universal’ tray, lidded pots like Angela’s (with the 3-lobed ‘ spear’ or ‘leaf’ finial on the lids), but completely different ‘hybrid’ candlesticks. These candlesticks are simple stick designs with a single candleholder cup (as with John’s set), a swirled base design with added floral decoration (resembling Angela’s pot lids), but the stem has three equally-spaced, semicircular vertical ‘wings’ / ribs / lobes.

Incidentally, all the variant pattern types seem to have a ‘universal’ ringholder design.

I presume that the green uranium colourways date the pattern/patterns to pre-WW2, but I have still to come across any definitive attribution.

Fred.

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Re: ID help please flower decorated trinket set
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2014, 03:27:05 PM »
Well, well, well fancy that !! Thanks Fred for clearing that up, I am very pleased that my set is complete. I am not surprised they ditched the  'leaf' finial pots as they are very tall and easily damaged. I like the uranium candlestick version they seem much more of a match to the set than mine. :)

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Re: ID help please flower decorated trinket set
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2014, 10:08:52 PM »
There is something perversely satisfying in getting an "unidentified" reply as it means that I haven't missed something obvious.

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