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Offline mhgcgolfclub

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Rare Davidson Blue Pearline Coral & Shell Vases
« on: April 15, 2014, 07:39:55 PM »
For reference 2 rare Davidson blue pearline coral and shell vases. I have not seen these vases in pearline before.

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Re: Rare Davidson Blue Pearline Coral & Shell Vases
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 04:37:16 PM »
Good to see, ta very much.

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Re: Rare Davidson Blue Pearline Coral & Shell Vases
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 06:35:51 PM »
Thanks John

They are both marked on the base with the Davidson Lion trade mark.

I showed them to Chris and Val Stewart who said they had never seen them in pearline before, will be sending them some pictures so may hopefully be included in there next book.

Roy


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Re: Rare Davidson Blue Pearline Coral & Shell Vases
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 08:26:07 PM »
Thank you for showing these, Roy.

What size are they, please?

Fred.


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Re: Rare Davidson Blue Pearline Coral & Shell Vases
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 04:28:41 AM »
Fred

They are 3.75" / 9.5cm
and 3.5" / 9cm

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Re: Rare Davidson Blue Pearline Coral & Shell Vases
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 08:14:46 AM »
Thank you, Roy.

Fred.


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Re: Rare Davidson Blue Pearline Coral & Shell Vases
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2014, 12:11:38 PM »
I have the one that is 9 cm high with fluted top and also a fluted bowl that is 24 cm wide.  This is not marked but was told it  is Pattern 134, C 1885 and a Heppell mould.  I expect it would be one of those purchased by Davidson from Heppell.   It appears on the cover of Standard  Encyclopedia of Opalescent Glass, Fifth Edition by Bill Edwards and Mike Carwile.

Will post a photo in due course. 


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Re: Rare Davidson Blue Pearline Coral & Shell Vases
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2014, 02:19:08 AM »
This Davidson Coral and Shells Dish is 24.5cm wide at the widest part and 6cm high.


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Re: Rare Davidson Blue Pearline Coral & Shell Vases
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2014, 04:01:23 PM »
Thank you showing us this rare blue pearline piece, Margaret. I especially like the very delicate blue ground, and the opalescent detailing is particularly well executed in this example.

Davidson’ s unregistered pattern 134 sugar, cream and covered butter (most commonly seen in slag glass or opaque white or black glass) certainly have the 'shell & coral' motifs to the sides, but the unregistered pattern 166 sugar, cream and covered butter also have the same ‘shell and coral’ pattern though the pieces are, of course a different shape.

I know that it is commonly stated that Davidson bought most or all of the Heppell moulds, and I presume that, by implication from the marine theme of Heppell’s RD 390586 (24 November 1882) fish jugs and RD 374437 (6 December 188) shell design cream, sugar and covered butter, the ‘shell and coral’ Davidson 134 and 166 pieces were attributed  as ex-Heppell moulds, but I am not aware of any contemporary hard evidence (documents or catalogues) showing the ‘shell and coral’ design as a Heppell design. Does anyone know of any such evidence, please? – in fact, are there any extant Heppell catalogues of any description?

Fred.


 

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