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Offline RAY

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« on: December 27, 2004, 07:56:54 PM »
trying to find out when Stuart glass started, i know they used 3 different mark's but i can not find the date's for these , i picked up 2 nice airtwist stem wine glasses with wheel engraved cock fighting scene, on the foot of the glasses is the acid mark "Stuart" with the wiggly bit under the last letter t , anyone have any idea of the date?

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004, 09:01:32 PM »
Ray:

Dodsworth from 1926, Jackson from 1927.   Christine Golledge, Stuart's Archivist, in Dodsworth, notes enamelled cockfighting scenes in the 1929 pattern book.

Nice find, Ray.

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2004, 09:20:53 PM »
well got to admit it was the wife that noticed them 1st, we went to a antiques fair on boxing day , just as we were about to go the wife can over and said , I've spotted two airtwist  wine glasses for a £1 each with birds on them i thought must be Bohemia so i went to look and they were scenes of cock's fighting so i got them, only when i got home i noticed the Stuart on the base, i can not understand why these did not sell 1st off, anything to do with cock fighting sells very well, i will try and post some photos

Ray
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2004, 09:31:02 PM »
Ray:

£1.00 EACH !*!*!

That's got to be the record bargain for 2004.

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2004, 10:39:15 PM »
Superb, Ray.

The original set of six would have shown the full progress of the cockfight, with the final one showing the victor crowing over the body of the vanquished with its legs in the air.

I have only ever seen one full set, and that was in the less expensive enamelled version, dating from 1928-40.   Yours date from 1926/7 onwards, even during the war years, as rationing restrictions were not too difficult to get around if you had the money ("Special order from the USA, guv.")

Please let me know if you ever decide to sell them.

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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2004, 10:40:19 PM »
Back from Xmas in Germany... lots of catching up to do, but greetings to all.

Hartmann shows 15 marks for Stuart & Sons Ltd. 3 variants of the wiggly one:

1 on its own - 1926
2.with England 1926-50
3. In Oval + Stuart Crystal under, from 1950.

Unfortunately the source is not mentioned for those particular dates.

Had a huge collection of those once, included French, Czech & English. About 70 or 80 in all. Delightful range and different levels of the 'art' in the transfers from primitive to fine. Sold most around 4 pounds a piece, not sure about the Stuart ones but that was a bargain Ray.
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