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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: josordoni on September 10, 2007, 10:58:16 AM

Title: Opalescent vase signed RPG 81 04 - modern - ID + Okra, Richard Golding
Post by: josordoni on September 10, 2007, 10:58:16 AM
Has anyone seen this signature before?  I have searched all my books, and Ivo's fact file for any glassmakers with these initials, and have drawn a blank so far.  It has a modern look to it, I would think either the 81 or the 04 ar the year of manufacture.

Thanks for any help!

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8428
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-8427
Title: Re: Opalescent vase signed RPG 81 04 - modern
Post by: Della on September 10, 2007, 11:21:27 AM
Hi Lynne,
There is a vase here (http://www.artiusglass.co.uk/id11.html) signed RPG and it is made by Okra glass.

Della
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Title: Re: Opalescent vase signed RPG 81 04 - OKRA RICHARD GOLDING
Post by: josordoni on September 10, 2007, 11:54:10 AM
Oh well done Della - at the bottom of that page there is a paperweight with the full name Richard P Golding, so that must be the artist. 

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Opalescent vase signed RPG 81 04 - modern
Post by: Della on September 10, 2007, 11:57:03 AM

You are very welcome, Lynne............RPG is also the owner........only the best  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Opalescent vase signed RPG 81 04 - modern
Post by: josordoni on September 10, 2007, 12:01:02 PM
Yes, its nice to find a jewel or two in with the pebbles isn't it!!   :chky:
Title: Re: Opalescent vase signed RPG 81 04 - modern
Post by: josordoni on September 11, 2007, 07:42:14 AM
I've had a charming email from Richard Golding,

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Hi Lynne,

RPG stands for Richard Peter Golding, the 81 is the year 1981. The 04 is the code for the shape and the range was called Candy Stripe. It was only made in 1981 so quite rare. first time i've seen one since making them.

Hope this is of some help,
kind regards,

Richard.

Wasn't that nice of him!

Title: Re: Opalescent vase signed RPG 81 04 - modern
Post by: Della on September 11, 2007, 07:45:24 AM

What a result, Lynne,  :hiclp: and it is officially "quite rare."  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Opalescent vase signed RPG 81 04 - modern
Post by: Bernard C on September 11, 2007, 11:03:50 AM
Lynne — What a gem.   What Richard Golding omitted to say was that it is one of the earliest examples of Okra, made either in Yorkshire or during their first few months at the then new Broadfirld House Hot Glass Studio, see here (http://www.okraglass.com/aboutus.htm) and here (http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/glass-museum/the-studio).

Bernard C.  8)
Title: Re: Opalescent vase signed RPG 81 04 - modern
Post by: josordoni on September 11, 2007, 12:40:26 PM
Lynne — What a gem.   What Richard Golding omitted to say was that it is one of the earliest examples of Okra, made either in Yorkshire or during their first few months at the then new Broadfirld House Hot Glass Studio, see here (http://www.okraglass.com/aboutus.htm) and here (http://www.dudley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/museums--galleries/glass-museum/the-studio).

Bernard C.  8)

Thank you Bernard!  it is a very pretty piece, not at all like the Okra of today.  I can't decide which style I prefer really, they are so different.  And so difficult to decide whether to sit on it, or sell it.  I am trying to limit my "keeping this for the future" bits to paperweights and perfume bottles, but .....


Thank you for the links also - very interesting.