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Author Topic: UP FOR AUCTION ON E-Bay , E.Varnish Ruby Mercury glass goblet circa 1849-1851  (Read 335 times)

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Offline drewfind

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For sale, as of 29.1017, on E-Bay, an immaculate example of an E.Varnish Ruby Mercury glass goblet.

Bidding starts at 12.00 Gmt,

This would be a wonderful jewel in any discerning collectors inventory.

There is no buy it now price

This is a 10 day sale, international bids welcome, good luck to all interested.

Cheerio
Andrew

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Hi Andrew,

Your goblet is not showing in eBay when I search with obvious keywords.
Please provide a link or the eBay number.
KevinH

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This appears to be the item number: 112620648770
If I know, I'll comment. If I think I know, I'll have a go. If I have no idea, I'll just keep quiet and learn from others, so the next time I'll know.

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Thanks Della. It now shows in my search entries, too. :)
KevinH

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I got to page 10 of the discussion surrounding E Varnish et al that was started by this item and gave up because of the time it was taking!

As an extra piece of information, Michael Parkington created his collection by adding items as they came along, preferring (like all collectors of the British examples of these wares) cut through pieces where the pattern is accentuated by colour surrounding the 'mirrored' cutting.

Cheers, Nigel

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'I got to page 10 of the discussion surrounding E Varnish et al that was started by this item and gave up because of the time it was taking!'

That's a shame Nigel.  There is some new primary evidence revealed on that thread.
I have questioned the attributions these pieces are commonly given, including by museums, of 'probably James Powell and sons'.
A different example of this is here:
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O6482/vase-hale-thomson-f/

and this

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O3080/varnish-patent-vase-james-powell-sons/

There appears to be no visible evidence for this frequent attribution at all.

Do you know of any?

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m

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