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Offline glasswizard

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« on: May 07, 2006, 04:39:55 PM »
A very nice person got this for me for my birthday. Such a lovely present and I am thrilled with it.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y283/Muscadale/RoyalBrierley.jpg Mod: link dead

My question would be, when was this made. I really know nothing about Royal Brierley, but would put this with my best studio art glass. Terry


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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2006, 05:03:58 PM »
I have its twin, Terry. And several others in different colours and shapes. They were purchased during the mid 1990s.

I love them all - beautiful objects.

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006, 05:09:35 PM »
Hey that's a coincidence, I bought a piece of blue Royal Brierley today and was going to post a picture here this evening.  I'll do it anyway and post it here in this thread if that's OK with the originator?


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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2006, 07:06:00 PM »
Pip, please post yours, I wanna see. Thanks Glen for the date info, bet yours are spectacular. Terry


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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2006, 07:18:33 PM »
All but one of my vases are marked with the label ROYAL BRIERLEY Art Glass. The script Royal Brierley is in blue. One other vase has the label like Terry's (red script) and it says Handmade in Britain.

I have three in the same shape as yours, Terry. The red one, also a bright cobalt blue and a dark, almost black colour.

Then I have the same bulbous shape, but in a tiny little vase (three colours - bright red, darker crimson and blue).

The other shape is the amphora - in two sizes and three colours

Are all iridised. They're all rather special to me as they were bought by my daughter over a number of years.  :oops:

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2006, 07:34:21 PM »
Any chance of pics Glen ?

There's a iridescent atomiser shown at great Glass signed Royal Brierley Studio and dated as c 1970s
#7287 near the bottom of page http://www.great-glass.co.uk/library/lib2aa.htm

I sold an unsigned one of these ....at least it looked the same from this photo. From  memory it had a similar jagged edge pattern of irridescence to Terry's piece.

About half way down on the same page at Great Glass there's a signed Royal Brierley Studio iridescent flower-bowl c 1980.

I'm just wondering about the significant of the signatures and the "Studio" appelation.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2006, 07:47:49 PM »
Here you go Terry - it's 8.5in/22cm tall, has the same surface pattern as yours and is etched to the base with 'Royal Brierley Studio'.  It does unfortunately have a small dink to the rim but I'm not hugely bothered it looks lovely on display...

http://tinypic.com/xelvzo.jpg


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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2006, 08:26:48 AM »
Link showing a brief history of Royal Brierley glass

http://www.glassencyclopedia.com/brierleyglass.html

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Trudy


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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2006, 08:34:40 AM »
This below is the only info I have ever found.

Royal Brierley Studio glass was set up by Catherine Hough around 1978 in an attempt by Royal Brierley to appeal to new buyers who shunned the traditional cut crystal. It lasted until around 1982.

Hope this helps.

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2006, 02:51:24 PM »
I believe the unsigned pieces to be factory seconds.
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