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Author Topic: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter  (Read 570 times)

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Offline cairo1967

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Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:42:18 PM »
Hi,
I picked this up at a local antique fair where it was described as a Mdina plate.
Being a collector of IOW, I was quite please at my find.
After researching a little I believe it to be a Seaward Platter by IOW glass.
It has a broken pontil and is 15 3/4" in diameter.
When I see any reference to a platter it appears they are quite rare, anyone out there clarify how rare?
Many thanks
John

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Re: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 03:49:41 PM »
Welcome to the GMB John.

You are spot on, a Seaward charger, it will date from 1973 or 74 at the latest. All of the chargers can be described as rare (tortoiseshell being the most 'common' due to the number of years it was produced) but Seaward would have to be at or near the top of any list.

Fantastic find. If I was still collecting IoWSG I would be green with envy, maybe swirling green and blue with envy with a few bubbles thrown in for good measure....

John

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Re: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 03:57:22 PM »
Welcome! :)
They are fairly scarce.
Seaward was not produced for very long, chargers were not made in abundance even then.

It is lovely, I'd happily give it a home. I don't have a charger, just an attenuated bottle and some globes.
(I see you've been given more detail, cross posting)



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Re: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 09:33:40 PM »
Is there a difference between a charger and a platter, Mr Hill describes the 2 as very slightly different, edge detail and size?
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John

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Re: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 07:33:52 AM »
Where does he say that?

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Re: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2017, 09:31:49 AM »
Hi John,
My mistake, it was not MH, its mentioned on the IOWSG website that a charger he has is 36cm and then states a platter is 39.2cm I cant find where the edge detail is stated as different but will keep looking, i'm sure I read it somewhere.
Perhaps there's no difference between a charger and a platter but would like to know for sure.
Many thanks
John

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Re: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2017, 10:25:31 AM »
Two names for the same thing I would imagine.

Example of a Kyoto Pine charger, apparently not a standard production item, this one looked like a bit of a trial piece, approx 45cm in diameter.

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Re: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2017, 10:37:26 AM »
You are right, if found a 42cm described as a charger.
Nice Kyoto Pine Charger, is it yours?
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John

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Re: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2017, 10:39:01 AM »
Would the small plates with upright sides, such as the Aurene ones, be platters?
I don't tend to use that word for anything. I just call the plates chargers, unless they're Tricorns or Verdalas.
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Re: Isle of Wight Seaward Platter
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2017, 10:43:04 AM »
The Verdala shape is usually described as a bowl or dish. To be a charger it has to be big, smaller examples in that shape I would call plates.

The Kyoto Pine is not mine, something I snapped a quick photo of several years ago.

 

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