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Offline jadegmh

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Hi All, Stourbridge vaseline epergne?
« on: August 17, 2006, 01:50:15 PM »
Hi All,
I have acquired this rather fetching Epergene and am trying to find out more about it. It stands over 16 inches tall and the glass glows well under uv lamp.
Many thanks for any info offered.

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Hi All, Stourbridge vaseline epergne?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006, 08:21:03 AM »
Taking a wild stab as no-one else has replied, I'd say a Stourbridge maker, but which one I can't say. However, if you edited the title of this thread (just click button) to include 'Stourbidge' and 'epergne', it should get more people to look! :D
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 09:20:29 AM »
also include the word "vaseline" - it's a prime example!
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Hi All, Stourbridge vaseline epergne?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 11:11:46 AM »
I know it's frowned on to add a comment that isn't useful, but I've been biting my lip since this went on the board!  :oops:  I don't usually like this type of thing, but blimey!  What a cracking example!  I assume the rods holding the little 'baskets' are metal, or are they glass?  It's a fabulous piece, I love the red detailing.  :D
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Hi All, Stourbridge vaseline epergne?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2006, 11:23:48 AM »
Yes, I'm sure they are metal atachments. I also felt a comment was necessary purely to keep this piece to the forefront - staggeringly imposing: opulance gone mad! I'm sure Leni and Bernard will be along in a moment... 8)

The part where the metal attaches is also susceptable to breakage: I once had a cranberry base that had a broken stem and the base alone still fetched £80 :shock:
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Hi All, Stourbridge vaseline epergne?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2006, 02:24:38 PM »
David & Max — I disagree, as I am sure the basket supports are glass.

I also disagree to a certain extent about "Stourbridge", as if I was forced to choose just one glass house, it would have to be Kempton.   Just compare these ribs with those on their trumpet vases.

Just my 2d worth.

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Hi All, Stourbridge vaseline epergne?
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2006, 02:44:14 PM »
I think every one is at cross purposes. Max asked about the curved rods which are glass, but David was referring to the fitting into which the rods fit. It looks silver/plate metal but could be glass.
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Hi All ... many thanks for the input ...
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2006, 04:04:28 PM »
The rods supporting the 2 baskets are indeed glass - the fitting that the rods and trumpets go into is brass and has a leaf pattern on it.
One of the baskets has a crack in it but I still think it was a good buy at £85 dont you?  :D


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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2006, 04:10:28 PM »
Bargain
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