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Author Topic: Bubbly Glass bowl —Arculus & Co ? Id help please. ID = Stevens & Williams  (Read 413 times)

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Offline Scott13

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   Hi,
   I’ve always thought of this bowl as one of Nazeing’s —however I’m having second thoughts, now that I’ve seen
  some examples of Bubbly Glass in Charles Hajdamach’s 20th c British Glass book—page 100, plate 196.
 
   These were made by Arculus & Co—there’s a vase there in a colour similar to mine.
   I know that you can’t make an attribution based purely on colour............ ;D

   It has a shallow concave polished out pontil mark.

   There’s a lot of base wear.

    I would describe its colour as blue with a bit of lilac

    It’s cased.

    Width—11.5cm ( 4.5” )
     Wt—350gm

     There are one or two impurities in the glass.

     Any thoughts ?  Thanks for looking  :)

     Scott


     


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Re: Bubbly Glass bowl —Arculus & Co ? Id help please
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2021, 07:48:32 PM »

 Hi,
Thanks - I suppose it could be S&W ?
I’ll spend some time ( which unfortunately I haven’t got this evening) tomorrow, looking at what members thought re
its identity— via your link.
Thanks for your help

  Scott
 

 

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Re: Bubbly Glass bowl —Arculus & Co ? Id help please
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2021, 08:22:46 AM »
Hi,
 “ Stevens & Williams ?”
  Been through all the threads.
Hmmm—I’m not entirely convinced, I’d love to think it was a S&W/RB one, but I’d have to see one of theirs—vases,
bowls, anything ,with this bubbly effect first.
I hope I’m wrong, I usually am  ;D
 
I perhaps should have pointed out that it’s a bit lopsided  ::)
I’ll send another couple of photos.

   Scott


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Re: Bubbly Glass bowl —Arculus & Co ? Id help please
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2021, 09:19:46 AM »
Um, the bubble effect of yours looks a bit different to the one in the link, I assume the id of that bowl is correct but there was no evidence as such. I had a blue and green rainbow bowl in this shape but otherwise don’t have a clue. Apparently I gave my bowl away (I thought I had loaned it ;D ), I have a feeling that was slightly lopsided too.

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Re: Bubbly Glass bowl —Arculus & Co ? Id help please
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2021, 02:08:45 PM »
   
      Hi,

    Yes I agree, of course we have to assume the identity of the one in the link is correct.
   
     To me this one appears a bit lumpy, lopsided and hasn’t got a particularly neat pontil mark. I wouldn’t have
     thought these are features you’d expect to find in S&W/RB pieces.

     Anyway here goes with a couple of more photos.... :)

      Scott

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Re: Bubbly Glass bowl —Arculus & Co ? Id help please
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2021, 04:01:11 AM »
My first thought was S&W  because of the shape and I'm sure we've had a royal blue on here before - will go and see if I can find it.
https://www.20thcenturyglass.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=6124

Ooh, no, I know what it reminds me of - I have an S&W blue alabaster bowl from their alabaster range in this colour.
Like this colour blue:
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/15435/lot/34/

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Re: Bubbly Glass bowl —Arculus & Co ? Id help please
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2021, 07:56:17 AM »


   Hi flying free,
   I’m about to make a u-turn ( very much in fashion these days  ;D )re the identity of my little blue bubbly bowl.
   I’ve had another look at BRADBURY 7308’s version—please see link provided by Ekimp ) and I can now see how
   similar they look .
   I think I must have had a Covid 19 moment not to have seen this the first time round ???.

    Anyway I wasn’t sure whether Nigel Benson was referring to BRADBURY’s blue bubbly bowl or the little
    May Green bowl when he said “ S&W/RB it jolly well is IMHO “ - see Ekimp’s link.
    I take it he was referring to the blue bubbly bowl as BRADBURY seemed very happy ( understandably)  with
    the result.
    I know all this happened 10 years ago, but I’m sure you’ve got a good memory   ;D

    Anyway it looks as if I’ve got a SW/RB bubbly bowl   :o

    Many thanks
 
   Scott




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Re: Bubbly Glass bowl —Arculus & Co ? Id help please
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2021, 08:17:04 AM »
hahaha, I didn't check Ekimp's link before posting :)

I should have done - I knew we'd had a blue version before. 

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To me this one appears a bit lumpy, lopsided and hasn’t got a particularly neat pontil mark. I wouldn’t have thought these are features you’d expect to find in S&W/RB pieces.
I just wanted to check this for my own interest. I had thought quality was a strong indicator for S&W but as Scott says, this dish is really quite lumpy and lopsided. So is this sort of production normal for S&W or the exception?

 

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