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Offline Anne Tique

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Nappy bowl.
« on: May 27, 2019, 07:56:23 AM »
Hello,

I have this VSL footed bowl in two parts, the top comes off the foot, and it is catalogued for 1908 and documented as a Nappy bowl, or in french it is translated as a 'footed bowl with Nappy'. Initially I thought it was just the name of the piece but last week or so, it was mentioned here somewhere and I understood it is a, I guess old, name for a certain type of bowl. It measures 30 cm/12" wide and 29 cm/11,5" in height.

Could anybody tell me please what it stands for and what it means in context to a glass bowl? Is, or was, a Nappy used for something specific? The name tends to make me think of the obvious, but I can't imagine using a complicated cut bowl at the time for nappies and searching the internet hasn't made me any wiser.

Thank you for your explanations.

Anne.

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Re: Nappy bowl.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 09:51:10 AM »

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Re: Nappy bowl.
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 10:46:20 AM »
Thank you for that Chistine, I had not seen that. Funny they called it a nappy, as it is not small.

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Re: Nappy bowl.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 11:01:08 AM »
Just to add, the term appears in Harold Newman book, An illustrated dictionary of glass.
It is spelt in that book nappie and is said they were a large form of sauce boat.
It says they were made in the USA by the Boston and Sandwich glass co.
Hope this is of some use,
Tim

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Re: Nappy bowl.
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 11:43:10 AM »
Thank you for that. Perhaps at the time they misunderstood it at VSL or they just liked the name.

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