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Offline chuggy

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« on: June 18, 2006, 11:11:15 AM »
Not my usual style at all and I can count on one hand the number of pieces of pressed glass I have kept, but this lady was just too tempting this morning. Having been right through Pamelas superb site without any success, I'm hoping someone can give me an ID on her and her bowl.

http://i6.tinypic.com/14taqg2.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2006, 04:24:12 PM »
She may be the Sowerby stump lady. I think there are three of this sitting type. Two coy ones including the Sowerby lady and the brazen hussy I've got, who has her hands on her knees. She's generally thought to be Czech.


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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2006, 04:30:17 PM »
I also think that is one of the Sowerby stump lady figural flower frogs with float bowl

Lovely!


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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2006, 05:17:43 PM »
The base looks different to the Sowerby ones I've seen, although the figure looks the same. This one has a sawtooth surround whereas ones I've always seen are perfectly smooth.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2006, 05:27:43 PM »
that is an interesting observation David...
on 1st Glassman the sawtoothed edge one is called Czech, but looks to me like it has a shorter base than Paul's?

http://1st.glassman.com/gallery-frogs/slides/vaselinesatinladyfrog5.html

and comparing that with my own Sowerby lady I can see mine has the smooth edge, and also has a different hairstyle etc to the one Paul shows


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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006, 05:37:27 PM »
Here's a clear frosted one I sold recently:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v288/dencill/06-05-12/sowerby1.jpg

This, I assumed, was Sowerby. Compares favourably to yours Cheri, except the flower holes appear closer in?

Paul, might be worth editing the title to include 'Sowerby' in the title to see if Adam picks up :)
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2006, 06:10:03 PM »
I've edited the title as suggested, interesting comments about the bowl as each segment is rippled with 2 curved waves underneath. It just sits so well as a set and she is certainly on a tree stump. The sawtooth base has 10 holes, don't know how this compares with the smooth ones.
Glad she's proving of interest though.
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2006, 06:20:11 PM »
I can only think they adapted the base to suit different bowls and looking at Cheri's and mine, the base does appear different. It did also occur to me that perhaps it was saw-tooth for a reason: to fit a matching recess perhaps?
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2006, 06:21:17 PM »
10 flower holes in mine too Paul

here are some more views to compare
http://www.trocadero.com/AlmasAttic/items/524395/en2store.html

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2006, 06:47:42 PM »
I don't recognise Paul's flower centre lady as Sowerby - or to be more specific, she is not in any of the Sowerby catalogues that I have.

David's frosted pale blue lady does look like the Sowerby centre shown in the catalogue.

The base on Paul's lady is very different to the ones I know as Sowerby. I don't recognise the bowl as Sowerby either.

Hopefully Adam D. or Bernard will have more information.

Paul - it's a fabulous set - congratulations. Absolutely beautiful.

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