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Powells or Somebody Else
« on: January 13, 2007, 02:31:04 AM »
This vase is a transparent mint green with wide panel optic and with opalescence in the panels and swirling a bit through the rest of the vase. Height is about 12 inches and the pontil is unfinished.  It's a uranium formula. The previous owner thought maybe Powell or another English company.
Forrest

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Re: Powells or Somebody Else
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 02:34:16 AM »
Pontil picture might let out Powell, but it is not clear, can you do a closer shot at a lower angle please.
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Re: Powells or Somebody Else
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 04:23:56 AM »
Frank,

I'll reshoot the pontil tomorrow when I've got light. What are we looking to see or not see to eliminate Powell?

Thanks.
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Re: Powells or Somebody Else
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 08:40:05 PM »
Here's a detail of the pontil.  Considering the number of looks so far with almost no  opinions given, an attribution is looking problematic.
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Re: Powells or Somebody Else
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2007, 09:10:24 PM »
Hi,

Don't take the number of views as any indication, it only takes one who recognises this to ID it. A lot of the more experienced in older glass are on holiday still.

The close confirms that the scar is much messier than I have seen on any Powell and I am not familiar with opaque ware from them. Looking through some books Richardson's popped up as a contender, but not an area I know well. Give it time.
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Re: Powells or Somebody Else
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007, 10:10:38 PM »
It is an odd pontil.  It's unfinished, but it's still rather flat, rough but not sharp.  There is an area where glass not directly attached to the pontil appears to have sheared off.

The glass is transparent, not opaque.  There are probably at least a half dozen candidates for the work just among English companies, but the opalescent work is unusual enough that I'm hoping someone will know it.

The uranium formula suggests a pre WWII origin.  Although uranium has come back into use, I don't know of anybody doing work this size now with uranium.

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