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Author Topic: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.  (Read 3147 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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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2022, 06:37:30 PM »
I come across this thread so thought Iíd ad these as i believe they are the Sowerby Swans (small and unmarked) dad also has a clear one. Regards Mike

These Opalescent green ones do not glow.

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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2022, 07:28:52 PM »
there is a good line drawing of the swan here. Yours look the same as this line drawing I think:
https://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/swanning-around.html

https://www.carnivalglassworldwide.com/uploads/3/7/0/9/37096651/2859753.jpg?292

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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2022, 08:48:54 PM »
Thanks Iíve not seen that page before, the Sowerby 1885 catalogue shows only some items were marked with a lozenge or peacock so itís not unusual for pieces from this period onwards not to be marked.
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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2022, 10:17:07 PM »
Mike, your small swans are in the 1892 catalogue page 38, pattern number 1852.5 
http://www.victorianpressedglass.com/pdf/sowerby/sowerby_1892.pdf
Looks like they made a smaller version of pattern number 1852, as you say not unusual for them not to be marked at this date.
I have a few marked pieces in the same green stained, opalescent, Blanc de Lait glass.
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Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2022, 11:16:55 AM »
Mike,
Thanks our frosted one is also unmarked, cheers Mike

 

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