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Offline Leni

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Victorian Vaseline 'finds' from Cambridge
« on: September 25, 2006, 07:59:58 AM »
Here's my 'show-and-tell' from the Cambridge Glass Fair :  a couple more Victorian vaseline mini vases.  Not quite 'Audrey', but the style I like.  

This is one which Dave (Mr Vaseline Glass) shows one on the front of his book, and has confirmed as Stourbridge  : http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/normal_Stourbridge_leaf_footed_uranium_flower.jpg  
It's almost the pair of one I bought a couple of years ago.  The rim is slightly different, as are the overall proportions, but they are clearly 'sisters'.  For comparison, here's the first one : http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/normal_Flower%20pot%20with%203%20feet%202.jpg

The other one is a tall, skinny 'Audrey' : http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/normal_Slim_Audrey.jpg
She has some strange rigaree trailing leading down to three of the six 'root' feet.  At first I thought a couple of the feet had been chipped and smoothed off at some time, but on closer examination it appears they were actually made that way.  They are slightly odd and a little asymetric, but not obtrusively so.  This one has a 'look' of a Stourbridge piece, but I'm not sure.  I like her anyway, because of the slight eccentricity, which quite suits me   :wink:  :lol:

A good day's 'shopping' I thought!   :D
Leni


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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2006, 08:07:15 AM »
Looks like a fruitful day Leni, particularly like the first one you picture, I do think these are very under rated at present by many people. Only sorry I missed it but didn't arrive back from holiday until last night, nust check schedule more carefully for next year.
Paul
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2006, 09:59:07 AM »
I'm beginning to really like the creamy style of this glass, but I don't think I'll ever get to grips with the ruffles and fluting!  :lol:

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Offline Leni

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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2006, 10:08:02 AM »
Quote from: "Max"
I'm beginning to really like the creamy style of this glass, but I don't think I'll ever get to grips with the ruffles and fluting!  :lol:

(you never know though...)

Nah, you're not a 'frilly' girl, Max  :wink:  I know your taste is 'modern & elegant' 8)  I like the ruffles, 'cos  I'm more 'arsenic & old lace'    :lol:

I love the subtle green-to-cream colour of this sort of vaseline, rather than the bright yellowy-green stuff, and I love to see the opalescence when the sunlight hits it!
Leni


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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2006, 10:16:47 AM »
Oh Leni, you wait until I find the box with the thorn vases....it's under here somewhere (mutter mutter mutter....)

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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2006, 10:23:11 AM »
Quote from: "Leni"

I love the subtle green-to-cream colour of this sort of vaseline, rather than the bright yellowy-green stuff, and I love to see the opalescence when the sunlight hits it!


You'll hardly be able to believe it, but I was salivating over a piece of Burtles & Tate yesterday...that was cream to yellow....mmmm!  It had real depth somehow.   :D
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2006, 12:07:15 PM »
Beautiful finds, Leni. :)
You're a woman of great taste.
Frills ROCK! :D
Marinka.
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