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British & Irish Glass / Re: A Thomas Kidd Compilation
« Last post by Anne on Today at 10:05:41 PM »
Several years ago we had a topic about moulds and RD nos, and someone said that not all were marked with the no. Let me see if i can find that topic to reference here.
British & Irish Glass / Young & Hodgson Regs. Nos. 711901 and 711902.
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 09:08:39 PM »
23rd of March 1925 is the Registration date for three designs submitted to the Board of Trade by Young & Hodgson - the Nos. allocated are 711901, 711902 and 711903, and this post will cover the first two only  -  711903 is the subject of a separate post in the Board's archive.           Apologies that pix for all three Regs. are far from good  -  aside from the fact that the contrast within the outline of the image is poor, I think it's fairly obvious that whatever adhesive was used (something containing a solvent??) has bleached the blue, giving this blotched effect.   
711901 is particularly poor as it's a small picture and the blotching covers a large area.

As I knew the Registrants name I didn't bother to check the Kew Register, which may well have included a description of these two pieces - bit of an oversight - so now not really sure what 711901 was intended to be, although quite likely a vase of some kind, bearing in mind it has the thistle outline shape, but as usual no idea as to size...........   perhaps everything that incorporates this shape is vase/flower related.                711902 is almost certainly a jug of some description, but again no idea of size - it appears rather squat/short for a water jug - maybe cream or milk perhaps.

The original piece that gave rise to the search for these three Nos., is what I thought was a vase, but in fact turns out to be a celery, and is one of many shapes covered by Rd. 711903  .............  see elsewhere.        That celery - and presumably all other shapes covered by 711903, plus probably 711901 and 711902 - incorporate cut designs - not pressed.              I don't have any examples of either 711901 or 711902 - perhaps others might do and would be interesting to see them to at least evaluate size and confirm that the decoration is indeed cut.

All comments/criticism welcome, and thanks for looking.   
Glass / Re: Identifying two Kosta Boda signed glass bowls
« Last post by Robban84 on Today at 08:44:30 PM »
hi there those B that looks like a inverted E are made by Elis Berg worked at kosta boda 1929 to 1950,,his early pieces just signed with B and model number,,in later years kosta is often added as well as the year of produktion to more importent pieces. the last of the signatur are often made by some engraver.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Young & Hodgson Reg. 711903 dated 23.03.1925
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 08:15:02 PM »
these Registrations include more images relating to such few Nos. than I've ever seen, and there's possibly some danger of confusion - so I propose to split Nos. 711901 and 711902 off, and make them the subject of a separate post.           I appreciate this subject heading doesn't mention either of them, but they are discussed below and splitting them away will make life easier for me  ..............   this will be appreciated when the full extent of the 'suite' for 711903 is seen.

Perhaps the Mods. will be kind enough to include - in the notes below - wording to the effect that the first two Nos. are to be found separately, elsewhere, under Young & Hodgson.     thanks. :)            In my separate post for the first two Nos. I'll cross-reference to No. 711903 here.

Details and images for Rd. 711903 will be added tomorrow -  right now I have square eyes. :)
British & Irish Glass / Re: Webb Corbett mark
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 07:51:45 PM »
I agree about the T for Tutbury and S for Stourbridge...............    I also didn't know that an asterisk, apparently, indicates made at both factories.

According to Leslie Jackson '20th Century Factory Glass' - p. 249  .....  "1952 - 9: marked with year of production" - but like so many of these backstamps there are variations and anomalies.     
I seem to remember Bernard Cavelot saying that the actual dates for the S and T productions were more extensive than the literature suggested.

However, very interesting. :)                  Do you know if the pattern has a name?
British & Irish Glass / Re: A Thomas Kidd Compilation
« Last post by flying free on Today at 07:50:27 PM »
Mine is not exactly the same as the black one and neither is it the same as the top view on the drawing.

It is very similar to the side view but missing 'nostrils' or whatever those circle bits on the nose are called and the circles around the mouth and the mouth is a different shape.
The top view inset where flowers would go is not oval, it's a completely different shape at the back and squared.

I'm really busy right now, but will take a photo later so comparisons can be made.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Fake Siddy Langley paperweight?????
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 07:36:34 PM »
Plenty of techie info and tips here on how to resize and post pics.,34093.msg362679.html#new

One way to bring up a signature is to rub a little talcum powder over it.
But I'm sure you'll get a reply from Siddy.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Fake Siddy Langley paperweight?????
« Last post by beasoriginals on Today at 07:15:25 PM »
The base seems right to me compared to other pieces, it is literally the way signature is written that's different. All the other examples are signed in italics with lower case letters whereas mine is printed in capitals.
I took loads of photos, theses were as focused as I could get, tried larger images but they were too big to post on here, have emailed and still waiting to hear 😁
British & Irish Glass / Re: A Thomas Kidd Compilation
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 07:09:37 PM »
I don't know if we've ever had a copy of the original MW factory drawing for the pike - but if not, it's now attached.                Looking at the black example above, compared to the factory drawing, there seem to be substantial differences around the hind portions  -  have to say I've never owned one of these things so rather clueless as to whether the larger examples - in the flesh - are all the same in proportion and shape, or not.
Having said that even the drawing seems at odds with itself  -  the top fin at the rear seems absent on the 'plan' drawing.
Glass Paperweights / Re: Fake Siddy Langley paperweight?????
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 07:08:07 PM »
I'm looking at a small bit of Marrakesh, the base of the vase is roughly ground, with the remains of a pontil scar showing as a small recess.
It is signed by Siddy around the base, on the surface of the vase, and it is in small, joined up italics, not this deliberate shaping of letters.
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