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Offline KathyS

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Re: Sowerby Glass Boat
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2020, 01:43:42 PM »
Hi all, just wanted to know if anyone has seen this Sowerby Daisy Block boat & stand in Citrine glass? I acquired it recently, & have been told it is quite rare, & especially found with the stand. It is the 10" size, & has the impressed peacock mark & reg.# 42947 on the boat.

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Re: Sowerby Glass Boat
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2020, 01:46:40 PM »
Sorry, have just added more pics!!

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Re: Sowerby Glass Boat
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2020, 01:54:14 PM »
Hi Kathy  -  very nice set indeed.             The daylight colour does appear as citrine, though I expect most people here will refer to this one as a uranium example.              There appear to have been three sizes in this particular model No. 1874 - the Registration for which is dated 10th February 1886  .  size are 10" - 12" and 15".
Sowerby made a few 'boats' in this moulded method  -  though model 1874 might be the only pattern that came with its own stand  -  certainly 1874 was the largest of their boats.

Congratulations - a very good find, particularly in uranium.

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Re: Sowerby Glass Boat
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2020, 03:02:35 PM »
as always, the edit facility switches off too quickly  -  but having now read some of the comments in the earlier posts above, which I hadn't done before typing my words above, I notice that in the other various comments from the more learned contributors, uranium was absent from the given colours.
In the light of this would assume we must consider uranium for model 1874 boats to be very rare.

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Re: Sowerby Glass Boat
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2020, 04:55:56 PM »
Thank you for your input Paul, yes mine would be considered Uranium glass, I just thought Citrine in colour ;) I didn't know about the model number 1874 also...there was only one size stand made for all the sizes. Flint was produced in four sizes.
In this big world of glass collectors, I thought maybe someone may have, or have seen another uranium example, and for the same reason as you said, I have not read anywhere of a uranium model being produced.
I thought I would put it on this board, hoping to reach a wider audience...thanks again.

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Re: Sowerby Glass Boat
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2020, 12:54:05 PM »
I'd not seen the results of your 'boating' work Mike  -  very interesting and some very choice pieces there  -  v.g. finds, and thanks for posting.

Several years back I found no less than three examples of the B. T. canoe, in uranium, at one auction  -  sadly they've also now all gone :'( 

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Re: Sowerby Glass Boat
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2020, 02:17:15 PM »
Yes dad likes his boats, the BT ones are definitely very creative and along with the yellow ones very sought after. Thanks Mike

 

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