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Offline Max

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I missed getting this item.  I searched in books and trawled the Net to find out about it, but didn't really get very close.  :(  I think the nearest I got was Davidsons blue cloud glass...but I wasn't convinced that attribution was right.  :?

It's a totally stunning dressing table set IMO, and I think it went for a song.   Does anyone know any information about it?  Just so if I ever see another one, I'll have a bit of knowledge under my belt!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6637829563
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2006, 03:47:00 PM »
It looks like a Davisons trinket set in blue cloud glass. Pattern No:  8283

Trinket sets
http://www.cloudglass.com/trinket.htm

Blue cloud
http://www.cloudglass.com/Blue.htm

Cloud colours and shapes/patterns can be found here.
http://www.cloudglass.com/websiteindex.htm

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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2006, 03:54:24 PM »
Thanks Tiger.  :D  The colour of the trinket set (didn't find that myself) is very similar...but not quite the same.  The one on Ebay had the most extraordinary quality, the impression in the tray is so crisp!  And it looks like the 'pots' have clear glass knops too...

Thanks for finding the Trinket section...I'd missed that, cheers!  :D
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2006, 04:18:28 PM »
Perhaps it is 'Ribbon Cloud'.
http://www.cloudglass.com/Colours.htm

The tray is upside down in the picture and it's frosted on the back like Davidsons glass usually is.

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2006, 07:38:18 AM »
Hi,

Yes this is a Davidson 8283 trinket set in blue cloud. Davidson actually used two different shades of blue for their cloud, one being paler than the other. This set looks like it has been made in the darker of the two shades of blue. This somehow has the effect of bringing out the purple trails. We have several vases in the paler shade of blue and they do not look as good as the same vases in the darker shade.

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2006, 08:04:43 AM »
Thank you for clarifying that Chris!  So Tiger was right!  What a stunning set that is.  It's going to be something I don't forget in a hurry!  Thank you both for your help, this board is invaluable, isn't it?  :D  :D

...still wish I'd bought the trinket set...  :x

Thanks again.  :D
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2006, 08:14:32 AM »
Max, quite often you'll see the powder bowls sold separately, but the trays are not often seen, particularly in blue as I'm sure Chris will tell you. The powder pots come in two sizes as well if you were thinking of buying the set in parts.

The intaglio on the rear of the tray is also quite stunning when held to the light - almost worth making a gigantic sun catcher from them!

Blue cloud is also the most popular of the readily available cloud colours as well so you normally get some competition. Just watch for chips...
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