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SwingeyP:
I am the Great Great Grandson of Bill Swingewood snr.  I am looking for any lamp work made by him.

In particular any of the hunting goblets? Broken damaged, chipped, scratched, it doesn't matter. If you have anything i'd be interested.

Regards - Paul

chopin-liszt:
I've got a tiny horse, but I don't know if it's your grandfather's work or not.
I bought it at the same time, in the same place as a tiny lampwork black poodle. (A charity shop - so they both might have simply come from somebody who liked tiny animals, not necessarily by the same maker.)

The tail worries me, it's 2 bits of glass sticking out in a tail-like manner, not one, the mane doesn't look right and neither do the angles of the legs. They curve in an unrealistic manner. I don't know if it's supposed to be cantering or galloping or even doing some peculiar "dressage" moves!

I have my doubts it's good enough to be his work, but more likely to be something by somebody your grandfather was perhaps teaching, because it's the right sort of style.
I don't have any photographs yet, but if the sun gets through the clouds sufficiently, I'l take a pic for you. :)

SwingeyP:
Thanks for the reply. I'd be interested in seeing any pictures.

chopin-liszt:
Not an easy beast to photograph!
It is tiny, my eyesight is not what it was, and even with my glasses on I can't tell what is going to come out or not. My apologies for taking so long to get this done - and for doing it so badly. I can answer any questions you may have about it, which might help you decide if it's your great-great-grandfather's work. :)

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