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Author Topic: Sowerby Pattern 1407 6th June 1879  (Read 1007 times)

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Offline agincourt17

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Re: Sowerby Pattern 1407 6th June 1879
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2017, 08:01:44 PM »
Thank you for showing Sowerby RD 332195, Paul.

As to the RD 335969-335972 bundle:

Sowerby RD 335969 of 6 June 1879 - Parcel 10 is obviously correlated with Sowerby pattern 1411 on page 8 of Sowerby pattern book IX (1882).

Sowerby RD 335970 of 6 June 1879 - Parcel 10 is correlated with Sowerby covered butter  pattern 1401 on page 7 of Sowerby pattern book XI (1885).

Sowerby RD 335971 of 6 June 1879 - Parcel 10 is correlated with Sowerby flower pot pattern 1405 on page 32 of Sowerby pattern book XI (1885).

Sowerby RD 335972 of 6 June 1879 - Parcel 10 is correlated with Sowerby bowl pattern 1407 on page 8 of Sowerby pattern book IX (1882).

My copies of Cottle, Slack and Thompson are annotated accordingly, and the GMB RD database and Glass Gallery Sowerby album will be updated in due course.

Now, does anyone have photos of actual examples of  the Sowerby 1401 covered butter or the Sowerby pattern 1405 flower pot to show, please?

Fred.

Offline mhgcgolfclub

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Re: Sowerby Pattern 1407 6th June 1879
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2017, 08:31:45 AM »
Thanks Fred Paul and Mike for adding all the information.

Fred my example is IQW and Paul it was a Tuesday morning buy along with a IQW plate  ;D
My example would be the smaller 6" size.

Thanks Roy

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Re: Sowerby Pattern 1407 6th June 1879
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2017, 09:46:46 AM »
good job we're not both there fighting over the same pieces Roy  -  I tend to look only for f/pens now  -  what are the lozenge details on the plate - are they the same as the bowl?             I've looked through most of the books on pressed glass, and as you know there are many pix of plates in opaque Vitro-Porcelain in a variety of colours, but I can't see a plate in QPIW - have I missed seeing one somewhere do you know??

Coming back to Sowerby colours, apparently Pomona was the Greek goddess of orchards and the apple was her favourite fruit.            It was the Georgians who appear to have first used the word for a specific shade of apple green which was very fashionable during the Regency, used in clothing and domestic decor  -  a green colour which had the appearance of containing much yellow - so in essence a greenish yellow.            By the sound of it this would be a good description of Sowerby's  'Aesthetic Green', and it sounds very possible that it was this special Sowerby colour that Sheilagh Murray was referring to when the lady used the word Pomona Green.       

Ray Slack comments that  "and an 'Aesthetic Green' was advertised extensively during the 1880s along with a very pleasant yellow called 'Giallo  .."  -  so would appear that the use of these names for the green and yellow can be dated fairly accurately to that particular decade by the factory themselves, and were not later inventions.                    On the face of it simply unfortunate that Sheilagh Murray appears to have  overlooked, or been unaware, that these terms were descriptions invented by the factory in the C19.         


Offline mhgcgolfclub

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Re: Sowerby Pattern 1407 6th June 1879
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2017, 01:54:55 PM »
Thanks Paul

The plate is not a rare item and I have only seen it in IQW dated 30th August 1878. I will start a new post so not to confuse this post.

Roy

 

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