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Blue Glass Piggy Bank
« on: January 09, 2007, 11:32:42 PM »
Me again  ;D  I've got this blue glass piggy bank, it was filthy when I bought it and has evidence of age related wear, it also has a 1961 silver sixpence inside it.  Any ideas on the maker?  It looks nothing like the Holmegaard piggies in my books - cheers for any help ...


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Re: Blue Glass Piggy Bank - Cascade, England???
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2007, 07:13:13 PM »
Hi again, I've found a very similar glass piggy bank in amber glass with a label on it which reads 'Cascade, England' - it looks to have a lot in common with my blue piggy bank.  Despite Googling I can't find any information about this company and I've not heard of them before - does it ring any bells with anyone on here?


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Re: Blue Glass Piggy Bank
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2007, 09:03:30 PM »
I have a recollection that "Cascade Glass" was a trade mark used ( with a black and silver label of a fountain cascading down by one of our pressware comeptitors now defunct. So it may be Waterstone Glass of Wath upon Wear near Rotherham, Wodd Bros, or Trent Valley.
I have not seen a catalogue for ages, and I left my archives on defunct British Glass to the Broadfield House Museum in Kingswinford, near Stourbridge. A call to Roger Dodsworth the curator ( and author of "British Glass between the Wars" may solve the mystery!
The blue looks like Waterstone who made mainly bottles and ashtrays and a few things like eye baths in that blue. (See Eyebath website for Woods as well!)
Sorry not a definite solution but a lead perhaps...
Fancy giving away my archives in July and deciding in September to start collecting British Domestic Glass! Doah! What a plonker! ::)


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Re: Blue Glass Piggy Bank
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2007, 09:19:07 PM »
.......Sorry not a definite solution but a lead perhaps...
Fancy giving away my archives in July and deciding in September to start collecting British Domestic Glass! Doah! What a plonker! ::)

Thanks for that Stephen - that's really helpful I'll follow the information up.  I've put my piggy up for sale but it's a nice little thing and a strong colour which seems to be generating quite a lot of interest (watchers) so I'd quite like to find out more in case I come across another in the future.  ;D I've been laughing at your 'plonker' comment - maybe that's a little harsh though, my daughter would call you a 'divvie' not a plonker  ;D


 

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