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Offline thewingedsphinx

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Re: Victorian? Book Vase
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2018, 04:19:43 PM »
To my surprise, I found another one of these in my folks collection in white vitro-porcelain, still not sure if the design is BT though so I added it to this post.
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Re: Victorian? Book Vase
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2018, 05:21:44 PM »
Hello Mike  -  only my opinion, but I suspect not BT - I think we would have found a reference to their factory design had it been from them.

this most recent of your examples of the 'empty book' design has an almost buff appearance, although that might simply be how it's coming across on my screen, but it certainly doesn't have a white look to my eyes.
I have further BT factory drawings from my trip to Kew earlier this week, which I'll post here eventually, but not aware that this design is amongst them -regret to say.

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Re: Victorian? Book Vase
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2018, 11:03:44 AM »
Hi Paul, I thought it was just grubby but no matter how hard I scrub it still looks the same, our files have it as "off white". It's definitely not polar white like the loganberry article in my other post.

I shall be requesting some more help soon on an opalescent sea green jug we have as BT as I cannot find  another attributed comparison. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Victorian? Book Vase
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2018, 07:17:17 PM »
There is one of these "book vases"  in a local antiques centre with "for a good little boy" on the front with a lid which I'm guessing rare given so many do not have them, I thought of this thread when I picked it up Thursday.

 So i would think sweet jars.
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Re: Victorian? Book Vase
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 07:40:22 PM »
Hi Chris, yes that's the same statement I found in "Marking times " for a good little boy.
Filled with candy and given as presents at Christmas etc, I think it also said some were sealed with a wax lid.
Well done for finding a complete one.
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Re: Victorian? Book Vase
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2018, 07:45:52 PM »
I will pick it up tomorrow and put a pick on if it's still there it was not expensive I just do not have the Storage and it was a bit battered to sell on.
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Re: Victorian? Book Vase
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2018, 01:26:09 PM »
Here it is, the base has been ground flat and the rim looks fire polished, the lid is just about hanging together.

It measures 4 1/2 inches in height, 3 1/4 inches in width and has a depth of 1 3/4 inches.
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« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2018, 01:27:04 PM »
more pics
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Re: Victorian? Book Vase
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2018, 08:09:56 PM »
The book American historical glass by Bessie m Lindsey quotes this style as a " Bible Match-Book" page 217 made in flint amber and opaque and that blue and white marble glass see above piccies are very rare. :D

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