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Author Topic: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921  (Read 1772 times)

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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 03:36:13 PM »
Here's a Stuart salt with Stratford rings I picked up in Utrecht of all places. It measures just 3.3cm tall and as shown in Chris' catalogue page.
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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2017, 05:15:04 PM »
very nice find David, and quite rare possibly  ..............   this shape is also showing on the top line of the page of factory patterns of various S/Rings shapes - page 236 of the Andy McConnell's volume of Miller's '20th Century Glass'.            I can't quite make out the factory number for this shape, but it looks to be 22204  -  is that showing on Chris Stewart's  catalogue page do you know??

Is there an acid-etched Reg. No. on the bottom can you see.                    The Miller's book comments that "each shape was registered as it was introduced from 1921"        Although Andy McConnell uses a lower case r, it does look as though he means Registered - as in Board of Trade - since he writes  -  "The registration Nos. were often acid-etched onto the foot of each piece  ..............  etc. etc.
Having said all this, Fred will probably now say we already have this shape and know the Rd. No. ;)

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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 05:36:55 PM »
22204 is correct, but it's not Chris Stewart, but Chris Parry - see previous page, two topics from the bottom.

The acid-etched mark is simply 'Stuart'.

I'll post another photo tomorrow showing the salt against a grapefruit dish in the same colour. It gives you a better idea of the size.
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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 05:56:13 PM »
Re. Paul's reply#21
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Having said all this, Fred will probably now say we already have this shape and know the Rd. No
I don't have any reference photos with a Stuart RD number corresponding to the salt shape.

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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 06:35:40 PM »
thanks for the correction David  -  what you might call a comment based on a pre-conceived idea ;D

thanks Fred  -  coming back to the Stratford patterns in the McConnell book .........  apparently the page depicted is from Stuart's 1938 - 39 catalogue, so that doesn't really help us to know when this salt was Registered - which would probably have been some long time prior to that date, imho.             You'd imagine that a salt for the table would have been a much more likely requirement then, than now, and so an item deemed a basic necessity.
Between February 1921 and August 1922, for example, this factory Registered something like 22 difference designs - although it's not possible off-hand to say if these were all variations on the Stratford Rings, but a fair bet so say many were.               I'll try and find this one when I visit Kew, either later this week or early next, unless we locate in in the meantime.                 I'm surprised we do have this one - rarity value again I guess.
 

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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2017, 04:03:55 AM »
Hi Fred- Remember that mine is catalog-listed as a sweet. It had an RD #- I was thrilled that it matched up to something.

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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2017, 04:05:59 AM »
David, your yellow ( amber? I don't know Stuart's names for their colors) salt with the rings is really beautiful. Thanks for showing me.

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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2017, 08:56:23 AM »
apologies for the typos in my last scribble.                   Have an idea that this colour is simply called amber, as Robin suggests.


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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #28 on: November 15, 2017, 03:29:37 PM »
Robin: Thanks. I was quite surprised to find this in Holland.

Here is the photo showing it in comparison to the grapefruit dish.
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Re: Stuart Crystal comport, Reg.No.681649, 12th March 1921
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2017, 04:40:27 PM »
Lovely- both of them, but I love the little guy best. Now, just find a few more for your message board friends! This is the first salt I've had with an RD # that I really like. All my others- Sowerby, Davidson, etc are OK but not as "pretty" as I usually like.

 

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