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Hi all,
Could anybody tell me the best place to look up a registration number? I have what I think is a Davidson pressed glass cake stand with Rd254037 on it and I would like to know if there is a definitive guide I can reference to find out more about it.
Many thanks,

Hi Hil,
This is a great place to start.
and the only place that I know of.  :oops:

Online reference is here as Della says: covers both the older style diamond marks and the later RD nos.

In book form, Jenny Thompson's The Identification of English Pressed Glass covers the years to 1908, and the Glass Association's Blue Book covers the years from 1908.

Rd no 254037 isn't shown in the listing but 254027 is...(is the no in your post correct?). 254027 is dated 1 May 1895, registered by Geo Davidson, Teams Flint Glass Works, Gateshead-on-Tyne.

If you would like to post a picture of your piece that would be nice.  See pic stickie post here:,6522.0.html

that pattern has been given the name of SOMERSET.  (of course, it was never named by the factory).  in my book VASELINE GLASS: CANARY TO CONTEMPORARY, there is a catalog illustration that shows what I think is most of the pattern.  you can see other pieces in this pattern at
this is from the website.

aka: Mr. Vaseline Glass

Wow! Dave, those are superb pieces. Thank you for the photo.


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