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Author Topic: Marbrie signed st claire i believe  (Read 2361 times)

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Offline johnphilip

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Marbrie signed st claire i believe
« on: January 31, 2013, 08:28:36 PM »
I have picked up a nice weight signed what looks like st clair 09 or 03  , its a red and white Marbrie with five millefiori canes around the top , small concave base with a snapped of glass rod any info please.
maybe USA ?

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Re: Marbie signed st claire i believe
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 08:58:51 PM »
A bit of info here Jp the ones I have had were footed and stamped Bob and Maude St Clair from the '70s I think.

http://www.thehouseofglassinc.com/history.htm

Some examples here...

http://www.paperweights.com/stclair.htm 

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Re: Marbie signed st claire i believe
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 09:06:31 PM »
Hi

Without pictures it is not possible to say with any certainty what the weight it !  Mod: Pics added above

However St Clair is a very well know American glasshouse based in Elwood Indiana. It was established there in 1890 and the St Clair family and their relatives  the Rice family have run it ever since. It it still running, so either of the dates could be correct.

The is an excellent small boolet that comes up not infrequently on Ebay  titled "The story of St Clair Glass" written by Jane Ann RICE  . Well worth picking up a copy if you see it.

Best regards

Derek

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Re: Marbie signed st claire i believe
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 09:18:54 PM »
Thanks guys photos to follow .

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Re: Marbie signed st claire i believe
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 09:22:51 PM »
Certainly looks like St Clair to me and 03 rather than 09

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Re: Marbie signed st claire i believe
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2013, 09:34:43 PM »
Thanks Nick my eyes are failing me , its an unpleasant realisation , you dont appreciate things until you start to lose them .

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Re: Marbie signed st claire i believe
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 10:18:47 PM »
Confused, don't see a pic.  Mod: Pics added see above

However it doesn't sound like a St. Clair, unless it is a Tom St. Clair weight.  Typically most St. Clair collectors think of Joe, Bob (and Maude), Ed, Paul, and Pop when the St. Clair name is mentioned.  The "original" St. Clair glass essentially ended in the late 80's and we now have Joe rice carrying on the St. Clair tradition.  Tom St. Clair, to my knowledge, has never really caught on with most collectors.

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Re: Marbie signed st claire i believe
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 10:38:24 AM »
Think I should clarify I meant it looked to read St Clair 03, not that I knew the maker, and yes I'd seen it on ebay.

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Re: Marbie signed st claire i believe
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 10:46:47 AM »
This one missed my automatic ebay searches for Marbries.  Pedantic to a fault, its a Marbrie, not a Marbie.  Or is there something about USA versions that I dont know?

Pity there's no good side view on the ebay listing the Marbrie design seems to stop around halfway down.  Pure Marbries, IMHO, have the design from top to bottom.  Still a desirable weight for me, and I dont have a St Clair in my collection ...yet ..
Weightforit   -  mad about marbries, crowns and swirls ...

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Re: Marbie signed st claire i believe
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 12:35:55 PM »
Sorry , i thought Marbrie was my cheese .... i have added 2 pictures let me know if you want others as you can see the colour is down to the clear casing as all around  , is this the above mentioned St Clair ? it is a very nice clean weight . cheers jp

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