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Author Topic: Please help identify family heirloom!  (Read 1293 times)

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Offline susangrace

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« on: August 13, 2006, 05:44:20 PM »
Okay, so I have this perfectly hideous amber bowl on a black stand. I've never seen another like it.  Belonged to grandma, or great-grandma and I'm leaning towards great gran. It stood on mom's sideboard forever but no-one ever said where it came from although it appears on an inventory of my dad's possessions done in 1942 in the UK.

It can be viewed at:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-2848

I've looked at different glass websites and it seems likely that it might have come from the Davidson's factory.  BUT...not sure. no markings on the bottom that I can see.

Any help in identifying same would be greatly appreciated.

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2006, 06:43:55 PM »
Hi Susan, welcome to the board  :D
A possible top view and photo of base would be great and could help further - thank you
I can only contribute what it is not:
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2006, 07:36:46 PM »
Hi Susan, more photos would help, but my initial feeling is for Bagley.
Ian :D  :?:

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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006, 08:06:18 PM »
No, not Bagley. I wouldn't even say it was English, but I do vote for mopre pictures. Are the sticky out bits broken handles?

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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2006, 08:39:46 PM »
The sticky out bits look like fish to me ??

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2006, 11:09:20 AM »
In reply to the posts, thank you. And for some answers.  I'll take more photos and post them, but the handles are not broken, and definitely NOT fish, more like turtle heads.

It's 1930's or earlier, definitely not later, and I'm pretty sure it's pressed glass.

The base is similar to the depression glass block design but it's jet black.

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006, 12:10:54 PM »
Can we have some dimensions as well please and a photo of the plinth on it's own. Is that marked in any way?

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