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Author Topic: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.  (Read 1518 times)

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Offline nick.a

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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2016, 03:32:22 PM »
Thanks for that Fred. I've asked the V&A for more details on their attribution, and just found their swan's dimensions - Height: 10.7 cm, Width: 15.5 cm maximum, Depth: 8.2 cm, which I think, put it in the larger category (1852)?
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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2017, 10:09:41 PM »
"The most reliable indicator for the Burtles, Tate & Co. swan attributions (irrespective of the size) is the RD number 20086 (registered 8 January 1885) that they usually bear."

Thank you Fred for your helpful info, do you know how long after the 1885 date the Burtles, Tate & Co Swans were made?

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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2017, 03:38:49 PM »
Welcome to the GMB vonann.

Unfortuately, I've no idea how long after their registration date that the Burtles, Tate & Co. swans would have been made, but the firm was still registering designs as late as 1914, and appear to have been still making glass items into the early 1920s.

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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2017, 02:07:28 PM »
regret I know less than nothing about swans, but can anyone say why the V. & A. should describe their clear glass example as 'press moulded opaline glass'  -  I wasn't aware there was such a thing as clear opaline.

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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2017, 10:54:21 AM »
Thanks Fred, that gives me a date range, first piece from that company, was a lucky find.

 

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