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I wonder if they are commemorative and thank you for the replies.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 09:08:46 AM »
very tasty Anne.    In the wild you hardly ever see Walsh pieces like this, and a scarce item I should think too.        You appear to be the owner of what is suggested by Reynolds as being a piece designed by Clyne Farquharson  -  see pp. 29 and 54 of 'The Glass of John Walsh Walsh' by Reynolds - at the top of both pages, ...................   unfortunately, you may not have the book.
Will see if I can ferret out the name of the pattern by looking at those miniscule drawings at the rear of the book, but details are so small that its unlikely.
I get the impression that yours doesn't have a better known pattern name such as Kendal, Leaf, Albany etc.         Obviously, there either was or still remains some doubt as to whether this pattern was Farquharson's design, whether that situation has changed I don't know.    I wonder if Nigel might have a more up-to-date take on this one.

P.S.    Apparently it's called 'Brendon' :)            The backstamp variations are..............    just the word Walsh is suggested as being c. 1926 - 30, and Walsh combined with England is indicated as c. 1930 - 51  .........  presumably there may be a little leeway on this.

P.P.S.     your pattern Anne is indicated as have the coded designation WE  -  according to Reynolds this means it should carry the backstamp of WALSH ENGLAND.        Perhaps you might have another look on the foot.

Glass / Re: Can anyone put a name to this Registration No.926948 please?
« Last post by Paul S. on Today at 08:51:26 AM »
thanks Anne, very interesting additional information  -  no one can complain we don't construct in-depth informative sites ;D

I did wonder if the prototype might have been metal - perhaps made using a wooden pattern in the sand sort of thing, but unlikely we shall ever know.              I buy very few pieces these  days, but agree that passing back to the charity shop is a good idea  -  at least it keeps these things circulating and lets other folk find them.    My opinion would not be that it was made dark deliberately to help with appearance, but again you never know.   


There are several different designs of 'Queen Victoria' head silhouette used in Old English paperweights, by various makers both known and unknown.  ( I wrote a long article in the 2009 PCA Bulletin about these head canes).  The cane in this weight is an example of the 'square bun' design, which is the neatest and most detailed version.  I don't think anyone knows for sure who made it - but you can rule out Bacchus, as they used a different, poorer quality head cane.  The cog canes in the weight shown above have distinctive thick white walls, but I have seen examples rather like these in Richardson, Walsh Walsh and unknown maker I am afraid that does not help much.

Glass Trinket Sets / Re: One thing leads to another.......
« Last post by theElench on Today at 08:04:35 AM »
Shown on page "Sowerby Glass Dressing Table Sets"
Glass / Re: Cased vase - iridescent - help with maker/origin?
« Last post by acabitto on Today at 03:40:50 AM »
At least the response wasn't "brand new, made in China, from a discount store."
I do think it is a quality piece.
But you never know who might know something here. I was able to get a wonderful american studio piece identified, because the artist, who is no longer working as a glass artist, but writing books, for which he is now much better known, is a friend of somebody here.

Are you absolutely sure there are no markings on it, whatsoever?

Yes, unfortunately - I've just now gone over the whole thing again and I don't see anything resembling a signature or mark. Many thanks again for taking the time to look - hopefully at some point someone will recognize it - or I'll come upon an ID.
Glass / Re: Can anyone put a name to this Registration No.926948 please?
« Last post by Anne on Today at 02:40:21 AM »
A bit more about them here, Anne:

Grace's Guide for J W Sutcliffe in the 1951 Directory for the British Glass Industry
SUTCLIFFE (J. W.) & CO. (1950) LTD., 12 GREAT PORTLAND STREET, LONDON, W.1. T.A., "Synocreate, Wesdo, London". T.N., MUSeum 7263/5 (3 lines).
Branch Office: 4 KNUTSFORD AVENUE, OLD TRAFFORD, MANCHESTER. Established 1898.
"Sutcliffe" fruit-preserving jars (Pat. No. 499497); glass containers of all descriptions.
Managing Director: T. C. Sutcliffe.
Secretary: L. C. Cox.
See also Section C.

SUTCLIFFE (J. W.) & CO (1950) LTD. For Address, etc., see Section B.
Metal and plastic closures for glass containers.
Glass / Re: Anyone recognise this pontil mark?
« Last post by Anne on Today at 02:33:46 AM »
Uredale from me too, link here:
Glass / Re: Engraved cognac glasses
« Last post by Anne on Today at 02:21:26 AM »
Hello and welcome to the board. I had some similar brandy glasses with the crown and the N and believe the N stands for Napoleon (as in Napoleon brandy). Mine were made by Dema but I rather think yours might be from a better maker: Baccarat possibly, see here on for comparison
Glass Trinket Sets / Re: Who Were Leroc of Czecho-slovakia?
« Last post by Anne on Today at 01:28:02 AM »
Paul, thank you it's super to see this registration, especially as Rd number 750112 wasn't on Great Glass or in the Blue Book, so we were a bit in the dark, but you are correct in that we should have suspected Clayton Meyers, and it's good to have that confirmation now.

As to comb tray, I guess it comes from the big trays we see on many sets being used to accommodate a hair brush, comb, clothes brush set  - I recall having a set like that when I was a girl and my mother and my grannie had one too. Some of the continental sets don't have the big tray but have a narrower tray which is often referred to as a comb tray (as a comb would fit into it). 

It's interesting that the Registration only shows 6 pieces, as there were various other bits in the Crane / Kranich pattern too:

Tray, pattern #8820, size 285 mm x 235 mm
Large lidded pot, pattern #8821
Small lidded pot, pattern #8822, size 80 mm diameter
Candlestick, pattern #8824, size 150 mm high
Ring holder, pattern #8825, size 95 mm diameter
Pin tray, pattern #8823, size 108 mm x 70 mm x 20 mm deep
Soap tray, pattern #9929 #9959
Pot, pattern #9927
Atomiser, pattern #9928
Perfume bottle, pattern #9930
Comb tray or jardinière, pattern #9931 #9960, size H 6.5 cm, B 8.5 cm, L 22.5 cm

What your lookup does confirm though, is that the RD no relates to the Inwald original design and not just to the Leroc added enamel decoration, and that is good to be able to pin down, so thank you again.
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