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Author Topic: Percival Vickers RD 20355 in blue for show  (Read 540 times)

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Offline neilh

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Percival Vickers RD 20355 in blue for show
« on: March 09, 2017, 07:25:44 PM »
Picked this up on eBay last week, surprised to be the only bidder as coloured pressed glass for Manchester factories is unusual, certainly for tableware. This is an oval trencher roughly 6 inches by 3, registered in 1885, sometimes comes with electroplate.

It did make me think as to why we see so little coloured glass like this. I've always thought the pieces most likely to survive would be the pretty ones, and that coloured pieces would be over-represented in the survivals, but numbers are so few. Were they very rarely produced I wonder, on limited runs, or are people simply hanging on to them...

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Re: Percival Vickers RD 20355 in blue for show
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2017, 09:49:33 PM »
well I don't  know, but I think the 1940s, 50s and saw a return to a clear glass trend possibly and Victorian was out and so it is likely that pressed glass items got binned if they were coloured glass and pressed if you see what I mean?. Not fashionable, not hand blown sort of thing.  So anything that might have been still around got chucked.

That's a lovely colour and great find :)

not sure what a trencher is but I would have a problem serving food in blue glass.  Blue glass is a bit odd for food.


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Re: Percival Vickers RD 20355 in blue for show
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 10:03:50 PM »
Thank you for showing this, Neil. I did see it on eBay when it was listed, and it is already on the GMB RD database with the kind permission of its previous owner.

It's certainly nice to see more PV designs in coloured glass, and that blue glass is particularly attractive.

BT, thank you for adding more of the PV catalogue images to your site. I think I may have some more PV photos to go with them; if so, I will be in touch with them in due course.



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