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Are these pieces both Davidson's Chippendale?
« on: October 09, 2006, 07:12:43 PM »
Hi all,
I want to list these 2 pieces on Ebay and would appreciate it if someone could confirm that they are both Chippendale by Davidson.


http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g294/bananabons/Davidson%20Glass/Chippendalelargejugandhandledbowl.jpg

The jug is approx 18cms high at the highest point with a base 12cm in diameter.
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g294/bananabons/Davidson%20Glass/Chippendalelargejug.jpg

The bowl is approx 24.5 cms wide (to edge of handles) and 12.5cms wide

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g294/bananabons/Davidson%20Glass/Chippendalehandledbowl.jpg

Many thanks
Hil.

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 08:10:23 PM »
Hil, I'm not convinced the jug is Chippendale - the handle doesn't look quite right and the jug appears to flare out slightly towards the base... the ones I've seen are dead straight, with a narrower handle, and more pronounced curves around the top edge.  What's the base pattern like? Can you do a picture looking down into each piece please?  Is the bowl round or oval - I know you gave sizes but they included the handles and the catalogue gives sizes excluding handles.

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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2006, 10:48:53 PM »
Thanks Hil. I'd say the bowl is Chippendale but I'm still undecided about the jug. The bowl looks like Bowl 95 - Oval Footed Bowl - size 9" x 6" (as per Davidson's Chippendale catalogue from the 1930's.)

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Are these pieces both Davidson's Chippendale?
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2006, 07:51:00 AM »
Hi All,

I do not think either are Chippendale. The giveaway is the star base. Chippendale has a star in which the rays are of uneven length. I don't think the jug is a Davidson 283 jug either - The 283 is very similar to a chippendale jug, but with a star base in which the rays are of the same length.

There were many many companies who made chippendale look alikes.

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Are these pieces both Davidson's Chippendale?
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006, 06:55:56 PM »
Hi all,
regarding my collection, I gave up years ago with this pattern  :cry:
You find it from all over the world.
Thank you, Chris, for another valued hint regarding the star base.

I do also remember Cheri here with a tray...

and please: NEVER do believe what I might have attributed on my sites - I must admit that it is mostly always similarity  :oops:  :?

Thank you for your understanding  :)
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2006, 11:04:56 PM »
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Hi All,

I do not think either are Chippendale. The giveaway is the star base. Chippendale has a star in which the rays are of uneven length. I don't think the jug is a Davidson 283 jug either - The 283 is very similar to a chippendale jug, but with a star base in which the rays are of the same length.

There were many many companies who made chippendale look alikes.

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Chris, In the Davidson catalogue from the 1930's where the 90 and 95 dishes are shown they seem to have a star base with even-length rays, not the more usual uneven length ones. Unfortunately the catalogue gives a slanted side view not a top view so it's not certain, but the rays are visible to the edge of the base which in the variable length ones they do not seem to be. My copy of this catalogue is a copy of a copy so, of course, may be losing something in the process.

Incidentally, in the Chippendale from Central Glass Works catalogue there are pieces with both types of star base.

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006, 08:36:27 PM »
Hi Anne.

Like you my copy is not very good so I cannot tell what shape the star is. I would say all the examples of Davidson Chippendale I know of have the star base with an uneven length. Davidson's Chippendale jug (Cat No. 408 and 409) also has a star with different length rays.

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2006, 11:38:04 PM »
Thanks Chris, I really must get all mine out of the cupboard again and double-check the star bases. I know some of it is marked KrysTol and some marked US and the rest is unmarked, so a real mixed bag!  :roll:

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