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Offline drdevi

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Stevens & Williams Jade Glass?
« on: August 02, 2006, 10:26:56 PM »
Hello experts,

I inherited some lovely glass dessert plates from my mother that I would like more information on. I have searched the web and have found little information. The plates are a celadon green, 7" in diameter. The S & W fleur-de-lys logo is on the bottom with the work "England" underneath, acid-etched into the plate bottom. The plates are fairly transparent, appear to be hand-made in that each plate is slightly different in thickness and concavity. One plate has the numbers 2256 hand-scratched into the bottom.

Are these jade glass, vaseline glass, alabaster glass, uranium glass? Are they rare? I thought they must be since there is so little information about S & W plates.

I have posted two photos to the Glass Gallery.

Any information would be appreciated.


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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2006, 11:57:29 AM »
Hi Welcome to the board. Nice plates. If they fluoresce very bright green under a UV light, they will be uranium glass, but they will also have another adjective in their name, e.g., jade uranium glass, but I don't know which one

Here are the links to your pictures


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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2006, 06:09:05 PM »
Looks to me like they are pale

alabaster glass

unusual - but sadly nowhere near as collectable as they used to be!

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006, 04:40:09 AM »
Thank you for the information, Christine and Mike. I will try to locate a UV light and see if they fluoresce.

Was Stevens & Williams known for making serving wear - plates and such? Most of the S & W information I could find was for vases, jars, etc. I did find one link that said that the particular form of the logo on the dishes indicated that they were made around 1925-1927.

I have no idea where or when my mother got these, but she loved glass and porcelain and collected what she could.

Thanks again,

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Re: Stevens & Williams Jade Glass?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 10:05:13 AM »
Does anyone know what the timeline is for Stevens and Williams using this mark please?
'S- Fleur-de-lis - W' with England written underneath.
In Charles Hajdamach's British Glass 1800-1914 the mark is shown and the caption reads
'Faint acid etched mark with the fleur-de-lis between the initials S W on a slender green alabaster vase with white alabaster foot, late 19th century, in the Broadfield House Collections.'
I'm thinking late 19th might be a bit early? or is it?


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