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Offline Ohio

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Large Figural Sowerby English Centerpiece?
« on: November 26, 2006, 05:44:52 PM »
Hi. Happy to see the Board up & running again. I picked this up, but am not certain about the attribution. From the style I thought it might be Sowerby, but am looking for more expertise than I have regarding non-USA glass. Bowl is 11 1/2" diameter, 4" height & figure is 7 1/2" in height. Figure fits into a ring depression. Strangely enough it looks as if there was actually a light fixture that fit uo into the dome at some point in time because there are glass prongs inside the dome. Thanks, Ken

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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 08:16:18 AM »
I'm fairly certain she's not Sowerby. Can we see the detail on the edge of the bowl please. I wonder if she actually is American

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 11:48:51 AM »
HI, dont know if this will help, but threr was/is an american company called GILLANDER AND SONS who produced similar items, i have only ever seen them on the net , there is a history of the company on the wheaton arts site, and i wish i owned some. p.s two spellings of the name also GILLINDER

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006, 05:27:09 PM »
Christine I'll post a new picture as soon as my daughter returns my digital camera which hopefully will be tomorrow. Thanks, Ken

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006, 05:50:31 PM »
Black-Poppy describes this as Mueller and co. It has a different base and bowl though.
http://www.black-poppy.co.uk/mc/unknown/list.htm

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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2006, 06:36:05 PM »
I agree with Christine - not Sowerby for the figure. I also have checked the Inwald catalogues and the figure is not theirs either.

I can't comment on Mueller as I have not studied the factory at all.

Following on from TC's observation, do you think the bowl/pedestal and figure are all by the same maker, Ken?

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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006, 10:08:50 PM »
JMHO - Based on the detailing of the mould on the figurine, especially in the breast area  :oops: I would say that it is not American.  Americans tend to be much more prudish than Europeans, especially 70-80 years ago.  None of the US made nude figurines have any high detail of anatomical parts  :wink:

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2006, 04:34:42 AM »
Glen...yes most definately the bowl & figurine are by the same manufacturer & not a marriage. What I should have done (not thinking) was show the circular sunken ring 3/8" in depth & the figurine's circular base also 3/8" in height...the fit is 100% perfect.  Ken

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2006, 04:38:33 AM »
Tigerchips: Thanks...the Mueller figurine is a 100% perfect match to mine & the base is the same as the blue figurine shown. Much appreciated. Ken

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2006, 06:51:43 AM »
Decided it might be best to post the pieces so if anyone else runs across this they will know its Mueller. Piece's base is 5/8" in height & bowl socket is 5/8" in depth. The bowl weighs 7 1/2 lbs.  Ken

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