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Author Topic: id request for Harbridge cut design  (Read 325 times)

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Offline Paul S.

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id request for Harbridge cut design
« on: September 09, 2014, 06:47:48 PM »
Probably made prior to the late 1950's - possibly even a blank supplied to another cutter.

Height about 4.25 inches, and quite distinctive cut pattern, but since Harbridge designs are almost non existent with the replacement suppliers, it didn't take long to eliminate the only one pattern I did see - and doesn't appear in Benson & Hayhurst booklet.

Not produced with a pontil scar/depression and finished presumably in a mould leaving a slight bump in the centre of the foot, which is where the HARBRIDGE ENGLAND backstamp is placed.

Refreshing to see a design avoiding the usual criss-cross cuts, and this has perhaps a sort of deco look more.
Would like to be able to give it a name, and hope someone might recognize the pattern - thanks. :) 

Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: id request for Harbridge cut design
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2014, 07:06:20 PM »
Don't know about "Deco" but that certainly is not a "traditional" cut. I would call that an "Art cut".
But, what would I know?  ;)
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Offline Paul S.

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Re: id request for Harbridge cut design
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2014, 08:51:07 PM »
you may well be correct Sue - don't be dismissive of your wonderful knowledge :)       
On reflection, and bearing in mind the age I was suggesting, it's probably unlikely to be deco  -  I get carried away occasionally with my own preferences in art.
In fact I'm really not sure which style would more correctly describe this design.
These were in the charity shop - there were five in the set - and apart from the fact that they are Harbridge which I collect, they looked so distinct from the usual run of the mill traditional cut sherries that we see.

The individual cuts look to be a mix of old and new - simple yet effective.


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