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Author Topic: Not 'Ebony and Gold' but Isle of Wight ?  (Read 166 times)

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Offline keith

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Not 'Ebony and Gold' but Isle of Wight ?
« on: September 23, 2013, 05:30:36 PM »
Got this weight yesterday and presumed it was Stuart Strathearn,like the vase pictured, then thought...I'm sure I've seen something somewhere similar that was IOW,little help please, ;D ;D

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Offline NMott

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Re: Not 'Ebony and Gold' but Isle of Wight ?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 05:38:30 PM »
Yes, there is Isle of Wight Glass, Black Azurene. A friend has one, but her cylinder vase is taller than yours.
Can you post a photo of the base, please.

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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Not 'Ebony and Gold' but Isle of Wight ?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 05:56:18 PM »
Black Azurene is actually achieved using a very dark blue enamel powder in a sort of very concentrated misty texture - not unlike that of Ysart backgrounds, for the black, while Stuart Strathearn uses a deep reddy-amethyst, solid base colour.

Azurene was produced in both silver and gold foil and in gold alone.

Stuart Strathearn pieces are finished off with cut and highly polished rims, IoWSG has heat-finished rims.

In the Stuart Strathearn pieces, the foil tends to be wrapped around the middle part on the piece;
in IoWSG, the foil is more all-over - although pwts do often have a baldy patch on top.

The appearance of the foil is different too - in IoWSG, it is more finely broken up, it looks more delicate than Stuart Strathearn, it's not so "in-your-face", slapped on.

I'm fairly positive your pwt is IoWSG, but the cylinder is Stuart Strathearn.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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