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Offline Roz

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Is this Stuart's Startime?
« on: February 25, 2007, 10:07:33 AM »
Hello,

I have five very pretty little bowls looking very much like the Stuart Startime pattern. However, they don't have the Stuart logo etched anywhere. Could someone confirm if the one in the photograph is Stuart Startime, and if so, what would these little bowls have been called? Individual fruit bowls? 

Many thanks.

Roz

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Re: Is this Stuart's Startime?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2007, 09:37:43 PM »
Replying to myself - I have six of these bowls. One was cunningly disguised as a lump of bubble wrap. :)

Does anyone have a definite opinion that they are NOT Startime by Stuart? If not, I'll take a risk and list them as such.

Roz


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Re: Is this Stuart's Startime?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2007, 11:25:10 PM »
Hi, Roz. I don't have any expertise in Stuart cut glass, but the pattern looks identical to items I've seen advertised as Stuart Startime on e-Bay. And I do know that their pieces aren't always signed.

It is a lovely pattern, isn't it? I'm not generally a fan of cut glass, but I've been tempted...
Heidi


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Re: Is this Stuart's Startime?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2007, 11:29:29 PM »
Ho Roz,

The stars look right for 'Startime' but not sure about the base ~ it looks a bit heavier than the stemware, but maybe it would have to be because of the shape of the bowl.

When I have this sort of thing to list, I usually call them grapefruit or sundae dishes, assuming they're the right size. I have three Stuart grapefruit dishes listed at the moment which are not marked as 'Stuart' but I tracked them down by the Rd. Number etched on the base.

Sorry I can't help more, John.


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Re: Is this Stuart's Startime?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2007, 11:29:45 PM »
Hi Roz,

I'm struggling with Stuart IDs myself.  I expect you've already looked here :

http://www.replacements.com/webquote/STUSTA.htm

Comparing their photos and your actual item might be more accurate than my guess from your photo and theirs.  

Did you see the 5 that ended on ebay?  300080317067  It may just be their black background and flash photography/artifical light, but yours looks "finer" somehow.

Love to know the verdict!

Cat


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Re: Is this Stuart's Startime?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007, 11:31:33 PM »
John - where can you look to find makers for RD numbers?  Thanks Cat


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Re: Is this Stuart's Startime?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2007, 11:35:56 PM »
Hi Cat,

There's a list of Registered Numbers and their makers on the Great Glass website at http://www.great-glass.co.uk/glass%20notes/regnos.htm

Very useful!


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Re: Is this Stuart's Startime?
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2007, 01:33:54 AM »
John - BRILLIANT.  Have identified my glass nappy as George Davidson registered 18/9/09.  Now I can get to the next stage much more easily.  Thanks you Cat


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Re: Is this Stuart's Startime?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2007, 07:30:30 AM »
Ho Roz,

The stars look right for 'Startime' but not sure about the base ~ it looks a bit heavier than the stemware, but maybe it would have to be because of the shape of the bowl.

When I have this sort of thing to list, I usually call them grapefruit or sundae dishes, assuming they're the right size. I have three Stuart grapefruit dishes listed at the moment which are not marked as 'Stuart' but I tracked them down by the Rd. Number etched on the base.

Sorry I can't help more, John.

Many thanks John, and all who replied.  :) The base of these is heavier than the stemware, but seems identical to the base of the Startime tumbler in Andy McConnell's "20th Century Glass". It was the lack of a logo that was worrying me, as Andy McC reckons that the logo was acid etched onto all pieces from 1930 onwards, and the Startime pattern was introduced in 1935.

Grapefruit dishes might be the best description for them. They are ever so pretty and if I don't list them soon they'll be going in my groaning glassware cupboard!  :) They'll be on the Bay this week.

Roz



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Re: Is this Stuart's Startime?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2007, 07:32:46 AM »
Good luck Roz!  :)
And well done Cat ~ told you it was useful! ;)

 

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