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Author Topic: Antique English Silvered Mercury Glass  (Read 400 times)

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Offline Diane Lytwyn

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Re: Antique English Silvered Mercury Glass
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 04:04:54 AM »
The huge work "British Glass" explores silvered glass and attributes Whitefriars James Powell & Sons as providing the blanks. I believe all glass marked Thomson, Varnish, Mellish are English in origin.

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Re: Antique English Silvered Mercury Glass
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 04:06:23 AM »
The book is a well researched wealth of information.

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Re: Antique English Silvered Mercury Glass
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 09:33:31 AM »
Charles Hajdamach says in the book on page 271:

'These firms were retailers and dealers and the glass was made for them, presumably, at one of the London glassworks.

Some authorities give James Powell and Sons as the probable makers but there is no conclusive proof.
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And despite me unearthing the three court cases from 1851 and 1852, and the transcripts (evidence from the horse's mouth), and knowing now that they were not just retailers and dealers but also refiners, there is still no conclusive proof those pieces were made at James Powell and Sons unfortunately.



I agree that the book is fantastic resource to have, a great book.

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