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Offline JC

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Australian Crown Crystal Question
« on: January 04, 2007, 09:26:46 PM »
Cathy,(or anyone) Can you confirm that this sugar bowl is indeed made by Crown Crystal 1930's? I was so sure it was, but now, am not all that sure any more, after someone queried it. :-\
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Julie
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Offline Cathy B

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Re: Australian Crown Crystal Question
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 02:02:37 AM »
Hi Julie

Yes, it is a Crown pattern, but as usual it might be a copy from elsewhere. The mould was ordered in 1938, catalogue no. is either 358 or 378 (the numbers are overtyped, looks like 5 is heavier, so probably 5), and it was made from the drawing of a someone called Schaub.

I'd be interested to hear from Pamela and Glen as to whether the pattern appears elsewhere.

Cheers!


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Re: Australian Crown Crystal Question
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 02:08:31 AM »
HI Cathy, thanks very much. ;D
I wonder if this is Crown Crystal Crystals  version of Imperial's Candlewick.They had balls for handles and for stems.
Julie


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Re: Australian Crown Crystal Question
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 03:41:55 AM »
Hmm, not really - if they were going to copy they tended to make something pretty close to the original. CC's is a far more deco-inspired piece.

Here's one candlewick sugar basin http://www.justglassmall.com/stores/cupboard3/items/579852/item579852justglass.html


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Re: Australian Crown Crystal Question
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2007, 04:00:31 AM »
  I suppose I worded that little incorrectly Cathy. ;D I wasn't meaning they fully copied  the Candlewick sugar bowl but maybe they were inspired by Candlewick, hence the balls on the handles. :)
It will interesting to see if Pamela or Glen know of another company who made almost identical, that CC copied.
 
Julie



 



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