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Offline Paul S.

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Wedgwood decanter RSW 60
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:07:28 PM »
We seem to get few of Stennett-Willson's creations on the Board - maybe not so much interest these days -  anyway very recently acquired the smoky blue one, which completes the trio of colours, so thought I'd post a pic or two (sounds like a cue for..........'got to pick a pocket or twooooo  -  oo oo, got to pick etc. etc.)

Produced, apparently, between 1969 and 1972 (King's Lynn glass became part of Wedgwood in 1969), and early examples would originally have had the paper label as shown - the sandblasted backstamp, which is an image of the Portland vase, seems to appear only on some pieces.           It doesn't look like the stoppers were provided with matching Nos., and stoppers appear to be colourless for even the coloured bottles.
I'm missing one stopper, so if anyone has a spare ... :) 

Described as a dimple-based whiskey decanter, they all seem to have a ground/polished pontil depression under the base, and average c. 255 m/m in height.
Design wise they are practical but perhaps a tad too minimalist - although the coloured pieces improve the looks.          Other RSW decanters from this early Wedgwood period are similar in plainness, although by the mid '70's there seems to have been a change to producing traditional cut decanters and some - for example Dove and Derwent are very appealing.

Ref.  'Wedgwood Glass'  -  Susan Tobin - 2001
       'MILLER'S 20th CENTURY GLASS' -  Andy McConnell  -  2006


Offline keith

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Re: Wedgwood decanter RSW 60
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 04:57:36 PM »
I like these, we have a clear one, minus the stopper ::) ;D ;D


Offline Paul S.

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Re: Wedgwood decanter RSW 60
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 06:46:55 PM »
hi Keith  -  I get the impression that clear ones outnumber the others  -  I know of another clear one for sale and I'm tempted to buy it just to get the stopper I need, although dare say it isn't going to be a good fit, so it could be a case of getting out the valve grinding paste ;D
But I suppose that it's easier to replace a missing stopper since they're all clear - I seem to have too many decanters with missing stoppers :(

I'm on the hunt for those cut Derwent and Dove pieces. :)


Offline neil53

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Re: Wedgwood decanter RSW 60
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 09:42:00 PM »
Hi Paul, I have a clear hobnail decanter and stopper which you are welcome to buy at my cost if you want it.  Email me if you are interested.

Best wishes
Neil


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Re: Wedgwood decanter RSW 60
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2014, 08:38:15 AM »
thanks for that very generous offer Neil  .........   believe it or not after I've turned the screen off I'm going out for my morning walk to a charity shop where have just discovered they have the self-same thing, and it does have the backstamp.                   Of course, it it's been sold I'll come back to you pronto.
sincere thanks again. :)


 

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