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Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« on: December 15, 2017, 11:21:38 PM »
This is a find from a couple of weeks back - I've been searching to find a pattern name / designer and failing. It has a tiny WALSH acid mark on the edge of the foot, so small and feint that even when I know it's there I struggle to see it, and the camera can't see the mark at all!  It stands 6" tall and is 4" across the top rim and 3" across the foot. I'm guessing 1930s by the shape, would I be close?

The 2nd pic shows the shadow made by the cutting, the 3rd one a close up of the cut pattern.

Oh, and it rings like a bell!   8)

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Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2017, 12:13:07 AM »
Very 30s looking, great find. Those marks on the edge are always difficult to see let alone photograph.  ;D

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Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2017, 09:08:46 AM »
very tasty Anne.    In the wild you hardly ever see Walsh pieces like this, and a scarce item I should think too.        You appear to be the owner of what is suggested by Reynolds as being a piece designed by Clyne Farquharson  -  see pp. 29 and 54 of 'The Glass of John Walsh Walsh' by Reynolds - at the top of both pages, ...................   unfortunately, you may not have the book.
Will see if I can ferret out the name of the pattern by looking at those miniscule drawings at the rear of the book, but details are so small that its unlikely.
I get the impression that yours doesn't have a better known pattern name such as Kendal, Leaf, Albany etc.         Obviously, there either was or still remains some doubt as to whether this pattern was Farquharson's design, whether that situation has changed I don't know.    I wonder if Nigel might have a more up-to-date take on this one.

P.S.    Apparently it's called 'Brendon' :)            The backstamp variations are..............    just the word Walsh is suggested as being c. 1926 - 30, and Walsh combined with England is indicated as c. 1930 - 51  .........  presumably there may be a little leeway on this.

P.P.S.     your pattern Anne is indicated as have the coded designation WE  -  according to Reynolds this means it should carry the backstamp of WALSH ENGLAND.        Perhaps you might have another look on the foot.


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Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2017, 03:42:17 PM »
Wow! Paul, thank you so much for that, how exciting to know what it is. And a pattern name too. I don't have the Walsh book, sadly, it's on my wishlist though. I have been over the foot again and there is definitely no England, just WALSH in capitals with the W slightly larger than the remaining letters. It's quite small lettering too.

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Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 08:10:35 PM »
you might care to re-write my words Anne  -  I was about to leave the house and rushed to type the reply and had various goes at trying to fit all the info in quickly - with the resulting jumble.
Rather like this - will swap my catapult, fishing rod and marble collection if you're interested ;D ;D

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Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 08:29:42 PM »
It's fine as it is Paul, I think I got the sense of it all.  ;D

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Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2017, 01:13:36 AM »
Since Clyne Farquharson was the in-house designer for Walsh, it is likely that, were it designed by another designer, it should have been noted in the design books. Therefore IMHO - designed by Clyne Farquharson.

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Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 02:19:03 AM »
Woohoo!  :D  Thank you Nigel, that is fabulous news  :-*  I was hoping you might see this and comment, otherwise I'd have popped it onto Facebook and waggled it under your nose there.  So Clyne Farquharson it seems to be... and my first and only piece of Walsh so far... so not a bad find for 2 then?  8)

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Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2017, 09:07:24 PM »
 :'( :'(


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Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2017, 10:34:39 PM »
Awww don't be sad, Nigel.  :-*

 

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