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Author Topic: Who do you think made this Amethyst Glass vase? ID = Ronald Stennett-Willson  (Read 464 times)

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Offline Smitty

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Can anyone help me to identify this piece of amethyst coloured glass vase. It was bought at auction as part of a mixed lot of “coloured glass” It is 15.8 cms high and at the widest point 15cms. Ground pontil to a worn base. At first I thought it was Whitefriars. Now I’m not so sure .. Any ideas?
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Re: Who do you think made this Amethyst Glass vase?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 09:19:05 PM »
Maybe stennet Willson,I'm no expert though.

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Re: Who do you think made this Amethyst Glass vase?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 10:06:57 PM »
I'd agree with bat20 - very similar, if not identical to S-W, although I don't know if Wedgwood did theirs in amethyst  -  if it is theirs then the code/model No. is RSW/10.

The W/Fs version - although made in amethyst and similar in outline shape to S-W, is generally less fat - but according to Jackson the Baxter design has a hand finished neck, which may mean theirs has a ground/polished rim  -  I'm not sure - I've never owned one.      The Wedgwood design looks - from the books - to have a fire polished rim, but I'm only guessing here.

Jackson adds  .........  "the necks (W/Fs.) were hand-finished, so they vary quite considerably in height and diameter".          Unfortunately, neither Susan Tobin nor Leslie Jackson give dimensions for the pieces they show.

Think if pushed I'd plump for S-W.

P.S.       Should read more carefully ..................  In Tobin's Appendix 1 - page 87  -  RSW/10 is described as "vase with sheared top - so I was wrong about the fire polishing.    Also they were apparently made in the following colours  ............   'Clear, Blue, Amethyst, Topaz, Cranberry, Orange and White Opal.               So I guess we're there with this one being S-W.

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Re: Who do you think made this Amethyst Glass vase?
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 11:04:18 PM »
Thanks for  solving  my problem. You are obviously quite right it is S-W. Thanks again to both of you for your help. 
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Re: Who do you think made this Amethyst Glass vase?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 01:51:30 AM »
Ronald Stennett-Willson (I'm doing a "Bernard" here - note the spelling of Stennett-Willson, double letters and hyphenated!)  ;D

You can see more examples of this angular vase here: http://www.ronaldstennettwillson.com/Vases%20Angular.html

Note for newer members: the late Bernard Cavalot was a stickler for correct spelling and always made a point of correcting RSW's name when it was spelled wrong by pointing out the double letters and the hyphen; as he used to remind folks, if you get it wrong the search engines won't find it. I do miss Bernard!  :'(
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