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Glass / Re: Greener creamer
« Last post by agincourt17 on January 11, 2018, 09:51:54 PM »
Greener & Co. certainly produced items in a blue (including an opalescent version) that seems similar to your creamer, mostly from their designs registered between the late 1880s and the early 1900s - see attached photos.

I also have some photo files of pieces with a similar decorative pattern to your creamer that I think were attributed to an unregistered Greener & Co. design  but I will need a little time to sort them out and check the details before I can post them.

Fred. 
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Covered Mustard Pattern 1388
« Last post by Paul S. on January 11, 2018, 09:49:24 PM »
thanks  -  I thought that finial on the lid so distinctive that you'd imagine it would have been recognized by someone - but obviously not, and the main body shape looks like a sarcophagus from Tut's burial chamber ;D
Presumably the white one is simply Vitro-Porcelain.      Will keep an eye out for that unusual handle.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Covered Mustard Pattern 1388
« Last post by agincourt17 on January 11, 2018, 09:41:12 PM »
The purple marbled caddy is actually marked TEA on one of the longer sides.

Unfortunately, I don't have a record of the size, but they must be substantially larger than The Sowerby pattern 1388 caddy because the body is divided into two compartments.

Fred.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Covered Mustard Pattern 1388
« Last post by Paul S. on January 11, 2018, 09:17:08 PM »
thanks Fred  -  nice piece though, the purple marbled one  ...........  any idea of size and what it was intended for?         If none of the examples you've seen carry a Reg. No. then like as not it wasn't recorded and we may never know the maker.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Covered Mustard Pattern 1388
« Last post by agincourt17 on January 11, 2018, 09:08:49 PM »
Here are some photos of a somewhat similar tea caddy pattern often seen as attributed to Sowerby, but all the examples that I have come across were unmarked, and its true attribution is still being sought.

Fred
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British & Irish Glass / Re: help identify this Stuart Crystal Decanter please
« Last post by thewagster on January 11, 2018, 08:52:38 PM »
I think you're correct - it looks like a Salisbury Cut and the correct Decanter Shape.
Many Thanks :)
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby Covered Mustard Pattern 1388
« Last post by agincourt17 on January 11, 2018, 08:49:45 PM »
Thank you, Roy and Paul, for these pix. An uncommon pattern indeed, Roy.

Cottle obviously in error in his correlation of RD 333170 with pattern 1388 in 'Sowerby - Gateshead Glass'. A classic demonstration yet again of evidence from the definitive source material being infinitely more reliable than secondary sources. I have duly corrected the data for Sowerby pattern 1388 on the Glass Queries Gallery Sowerby Pattern album and the GMB RD database.

I will search for the Sowerby pattern number corresponding to RD 333170 and post it here in due course.

Fred.


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British & Irish Glass / Re: help identify this Stuart Crystal Decanter please
« Last post by thewagster on January 11, 2018, 08:49:35 PM »
Thanks for your thoughts...
I'll check out the Salisbury cut...
Regards
Ian
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Glass / Re: Dartington?
« Last post by burch69 on January 11, 2018, 08:00:30 PM »
Unfortunately not mine a not internet friend's item, but have to admit the design is growing on me for what it is. As you rightly say perhaps bit of design borrowing/homage going on here.
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Glass / Re: Dartington?
« Last post by Paul S. on January 11, 2018, 07:03:42 PM »
to the best of my knowledge, no  -  neither the Mark Hill book or the larger Smithson's volume include any lamp surrounds such as this.    There's a couple of hurricane lamp chimneys and a candle lamp, none of which is anything like yours, and then there's the legendary Lucifer oil lamp, but again very far removed from yours.         Another feature showing on this one, is the noticeable shoulder bevel, which doesn't seem to occur on Dartington pieces.

Having waffled thus far, it's nonetheless quite striking how the central circular stylized raised sun motif - within the circle of dots - is very similar to an almost identical moulded sun motif that was used by Dartington.            Let's hope yours wasn't a prototype lamp of immense value ;D ;)
Perhaps a bit of plagiarism going on here.  :)
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