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Author Topic: Jobling Opalescent Fish Centrepiece  (Read 952 times)

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Offline mhgcgolfclub

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Jobling Opalescent Fish Centrepiece
« on: October 10, 2006, 08:57:05 PM »
Nice piece of Jobling Oplescent glass , was it the centrepiece for a larger bowl or is it complete on its own. 4.75 inches in diameter , 7 sides with a floral decoration around the outside, marked in REGN APPLIED FOR, I had thought ash tray as just the right size but does not have any groves for cigs
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many thanks roy

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Offline Bernard C

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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006, 09:29:38 PM »
Roy — From Jobling's 1934 catalogue, reproduced in Baker & Crowe:

OPALIQUE NOVELTIES

10500 Ash Tray, with Fish, 5" x 3", opalique . . 3/6 each


The price was wholesale/trade at the factory gate.    As you will understand, such a high price, probably 5/11 retail, meant that few were sold, so it is quite a rarity undamaged.

It also came with three other statuettes:

10510 ... Mouse ...
10520 ... Parrot ...
10530 ... Kingfisher ...


This Fish ashtray was registered 6 September 1934, No. 796184, so yours must pre-date this.   Baker & Crowe also note that the plaster model for the fish is known to be the work of Etienne Franckhauser.

Lovely find.   I'm really envious.

Bernard C.  8)
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 09:36:46 PM »
Hi Bernard

Many thanks it is undamaged I did think ash tray but lack of any groves for cigs made me wonder, just to let you know I will more than likely be selling it in the near future

regards roy

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 09:42:49 PM »
Thanks, Roy.   Note the extra information I added above after your reply.   Please email me with details when you sell it.

Bernard C.  8)
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