Looking for Glass on ebay? Angela's Designer Searches can help! Click here!

Author Topic: praying figure  (Read 3597 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pamela

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2340
  • Gender: Female
    • Pressed Glass 1840-1950
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
Re: praying figure
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2007, 06:45:17 PM »
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de/tafelaufsaetze/02747.html

there is a different lady sitting in my bowl - is it a marriage please ?  :-X
Pamela
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
http://www.glas-musterbuch.de

Experience teaches that anyone who begins to collect in any field can feel a change in his soul. He becomes a joyful man filled with a deeper empathy, and a more open understanding of worldly things moves his soul.    (Alfred Lichtwark 1852 1914)


Offline Lustrousstone

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 10575
  • Gender: Female
    • Warrington, UK
    • My Gallery
Re: praying figure
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2007, 07:18:41 PM »
Yes, I think so. The lady is generally considered to be Czech, although I've never found a proper attribution. I have her in frosted green uranium


Offline pamela

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2340
  • Gender: Female
    • Pressed Glass 1840-1950
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
Re: praying figure
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2007, 08:09:19 PM »
Thank you Christine, I had already assumed something like that !
Well, Dexter or anyone else here: are you going for it? It is a BuyItNow and I could be tempted to do so in order to be able to compare and look for further hidden hints ? Thank you  :-[
Pamela
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
http://www.glas-musterbuch.de

Experience teaches that anyone who begins to collect in any field can feel a change in his soul. He becomes a joyful man filled with a deeper empathy, and a more open understanding of worldly things moves his soul.    (Alfred Lichtwark 1852 1914)


Offline Lustrousstone

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 10575
  • Gender: Female
    • Warrington, UK
    • My Gallery
Re: praying figure
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2007, 08:22:09 PM »
No not me. You go-ahead


Offline pamela

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2340
  • Gender: Female
    • Pressed Glass 1840-1950
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
Re: praying figure
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2007, 08:28:17 PM »
Bought in that same instance Christine  ;D If Dexter or anyone else wants it, I have got no problem to give it to him - but it had to be safe in our collectors' corner I believe  ;D
Pamela
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
http://www.glas-musterbuch.de

Experience teaches that anyone who begins to collect in any field can feel a change in his soul. He becomes a joyful man filled with a deeper empathy, and a more open understanding of worldly things moves his soul.    (Alfred Lichtwark 1852 1914)


Offline Bernard C

  • Committee
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 3104
  • Milton Keynes based British glass dealer
Re: praying figure
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2007, 08:38:13 PM »
Pamela and Christine — I've often wondered whether your set, Pamela, could be a perfectly legitimate Sowerby product, as I have seen it before.   I am mindful of the comments in Baker & Crowe about exclusive centrepieces being made by Jobling for Marks & Spencer, which must relate to about 1935.   This is just one of several explanations for variations in design not appearing in the surviving pattern books and trade advertisements.

Another explanation is the most obvious, wear and tear or damage to the first mould, necessitating a replacement.

Bernard C.  8)

Later: Well done, Pamela.   Nice buy at quite a reasonable price.   :clap:
Text and Images Copyright 200414 Bernard Cavalot


Offline pamela

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2340
  • Gender: Female
    • Pressed Glass 1840-1950
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
Re: praying figure
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2007, 08:40:57 PM »
Thank you Bernard  :-* I shall come back to this later upon receipt!
Pamela
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
http://www.glas-musterbuch.de

Experience teaches that anyone who begins to collect in any field can feel a change in his soul. He becomes a joyful man filled with a deeper empathy, and a more open understanding of worldly things moves his soul.    (Alfred Lichtwark 1852 1914)


Offline pamela

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 2340
  • Gender: Female
    • Pressed Glass 1840-1950
    • Hamburg, Germany
    • http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
Re: praying figure
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2007, 08:50:17 PM »
Bernard, another big THANK YOU for that applause  :D
Always I think all of us have to grab these things from the market (as possible to their portemonnaie) as there will be no many returns!
Pamela
http://www.pressglas-pavillon.de
http://www.glas-musterbuch.de

Experience teaches that anyone who begins to collect in any field can feel a change in his soul. He becomes a joyful man filled with a deeper empathy, and a more open understanding of worldly things moves his soul.    (Alfred Lichtwark 1852 1914)


Offline Lustrousstone

  • Members
  • **
  • Posts: 10575
  • Gender: Female
    • Warrington, UK
    • My Gallery
Re: praying figure
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2007, 07:36:09 AM »
You could be on the track of something there Bernard. My lady is a good colour match to a frosted butterfly candlestick, as far as I can tell - will have to look again at the weekend when I'm home in daylight. Unfortunately, I don't have a Sowerby lady to compare tree stumps with, but Pamela should be able to do that soon.


Offline Bernard C

  • Committee
  • Members
  • *
  • Posts: 3104
  • Milton Keynes based British glass dealer
Re: praying figure
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2007, 09:30:46 AM »
Christine — I am just trying to ensure that everyone keeps an open mind.  That's all.   My suggestions are nothing more than possibilities, and there are many others.

Like you, I look forward to Pamela's conclusions.   I have never had the good fortune to compare these two figurines side by side.    Will it be same mouldmaker, same glassworks but possibly different mouldmaker (Sowerby probably had two mouldmakers in the 1930s, if you go on plinth pattern numbering punch fonts), or different glassworks?

Only three days ago, I had four examples of Wood Bros unpacked and on the table together for the first time.   It wasn't just the lettering, but everything else that matched perfectly.    In case you were wondering, they are Lillicrap, Scheerwonder, Blackpool Tower (I've given up trying to sell it!), and the 1938 Glasgow Pavilion (not the Tower of Empire from the same set illustrated in Dodsworth BGbtW).   Not just the same glassworks but the same designer and mouldmaker.   There is no substitute for lining them up next to each other and handling them;  photographs just don't work for this.

I can't wait for Pamela's revelations!

Bernard C.  8)
Text and Images Copyright 200414 Bernard Cavalot

 

Search
eBay.com
eBay.co.uk

Link to Glass Encyclopedia
Link to Glass Museum
Enter
key words
to search
Amazon.com