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Offline jane rosemary

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« on: June 26, 2006, 08:41:52 AM »
I have purchased a black glass bowl which is in the form of a stylised cabbage!  The only glass I can find is jetique which appers to have white spots mostly.
Does anybody know where I can get information on this black glass please?


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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2006, 11:46:13 AM »
Sounds liks a Bagley Equinox - the inturned version - to me. Jettique did not always come with spots. This style came in at least two sizes
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2006, 02:50:28 PM »
The jetique with the white spots is known as Polka Dot I believe.


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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2006, 05:05:23 PM »
Thanks for your help Christine and Anne.
My bowl is not amber coloured like the equinox vase in your first link, Christine - it is more like the second one.
At first I thought it was ceramic - the colour is solid - not at all transparent-
It is only when you touch it that you realise it is glass - very shiny, not matt nor frosted.
I could only find the Polka Dot version in my limited research.
I could try to photograph it but amd not very good yet photographing my glass with a flash.
Thanks again - Jane :D


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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2006, 07:48:01 PM »
I didn't mean that your bowl was amber, just that it sounded like this shape. Equinox in both the inward turned and outward turned forms was made in clear and frosted green and blue, clear amber (and possibly pink as well), and Jettique with and without polka dots. Both the shapes I showed you were Equinox. If your isn't the inturned rose bowl version, then we need a picture to help with your ID.

Try a photo without a flash and with indirect daylight. I put a piece of white paper on my window sill, stick another piece to the window and pose the item in front of it. The window I use has the light coming over the 'shoulder', so to speak, of the item I'm photographing. Not brilliant but it lights thing well enough.

If you hold your bowl up to a bright light it should look deep purple (or possibly brown) if it is glass. Black glass is never actually black.

Bagley was a company who made many of their items in all of the colours, all of the sizes and all of the finishes and often with hand-painted decoration as well!


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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2006, 09:44:33 PM »
Curiously enough the Bagley Equinox shape was also made in ceramic - my mother has one in that blue lustre pottery that was very popular at one time. I have no idea who made the ceramic versions but it has always struck me as an oddity to have the same shape/size in glass and pottery.


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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2006, 01:15:59 AM »
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... it has always struck me as an oddity to have the same shape/size in glass and pottery ...
I suppose it's a bit like glass and metalwork from the same mould. See here for an example of a glass item made with an officially metalwork mould:
http://www.btinternet.com/~kevh.glass/pages/pressed/crownbox.htm
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2006, 05:01:43 AM »
Hmmm yes, I see what you mean Kev. That's interesting, thanks. I'd not come across these oddities before.


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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2006, 06:43:27 AM »
Oh yes I'd forgotten about the ceramic Equinoxes. I've seen them too.


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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2006, 04:33:48 PM »
I have photographed  bowl as best I can:-
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Hope this helps better than my description  - Jane

 

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