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Offline neilh

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Thomas Kidd Glass Plates
« on: February 13, 2013, 07:36:15 PM »
I was sent some interesting photos today of Queen Victoria plates by Thomas Kidd of Ancoats. Identification comes from said plate being shown on a well known Thomas Kidd advertisement dating to 1897.

The same source sent in another photo showing a small plate celebrating the opening of the Manchester Ship Canal in 1894. One of these sits in the Manchester Art Gallery without an attribution, but viewing these plates together, I think we can be pretty confident Thomas Kidd was the maker. The one in the Art Gallery was of pretty scabby quality so I always suspected Thomas Kidd and their penny glassware...  have a look at the images I have added to the bottom of the webpage below and see if you agree!

https://sites.google.com/site/molwebbhistory/Home/registered-designs/minor-makers-unregistered-pressed-glass

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Re: Thomas Kidd Glass Plates
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 10:00:26 PM »
Seems pretty likely to me

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Re: Thomas Kidd Glass Plates
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 03:53:08 PM »
Neil

Another Thomas Kidd glass plate in amber made for the Silver Wedding of the Prince & Princess of Wales 1888.

Roy

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Re: Thomas Kidd Glass Plates
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 07:59:07 PM »
Thanks Roy... how was this identified as Thomas Kidd? Is it in one of their Pottery Gazette adverts?

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Re: Thomas Kidd Glass Plates
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 08:12:52 PM »
Neil its illustrated in Raymond Slack's book English Pressed Glass 1830-1900.

Roy

 

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