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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.
A great looking weight, I would like to know more about this one,

Robert (bOBA)
British & Irish Glass / Re: Stuart Crystal 1917-1921 notebook of patterns
« Last post by Anne on Today at 12:42:29 AM »
I can't see it but we do have an earlier topic about the Villiers design here:,49957.0.html
British & Irish Glass / Re: Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Last post by keith on Today at 12:13:07 AM »
Very 30s looking, great find. Those marks on the edge are always difficult to see let alone photograph.  ;D
British & Irish Glass / Walsh conical cut crystal vase
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 11:21:38 PM »
This is a find from a couple of weeks back - I've been searching to find a pattern name / designer and failing. It has a tiny WALSH acid mark on the edge of the foot, so small and feint that even when I know it's there I struggle to see it, and the camera can't see the mark at all!  It stands 6" tall and is 4¾" across the top rim and 3½" across the foot. I'm guessing 1930s by the shape, would I be close?

The 2nd pic shows the shadow made by the cutting, the 3rd one a close up of the cut pattern.

Oh, and it rings like a bell!   8)
British & Irish Glass / Waterford perfume botter 8" tall with stopper
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 11:12:00 PM »
I picked this up today - it's 8" tall (20cm) overall and is acid etched Waterford on the edge of the base. I cannot find a name for this pattern though, can anyone help please?
Glass Paperweights / Re: ID. Old English?
« Last post by tropdevin on Yesterday at 10:47:24 PM »

Hi All.   Don - yours is an Islington 'basket weight' (I assume it has a spiral basket, and flat ground base).  The other weight posted by marc is from a different, unknown factory, quite possibly in the UK... I have 7 weights or images of pieces from this factory (I think), and 6 were found in the UK.  It should be lead crystal, with a concave polished base, that may not be quite circular.  I have ones that have canes very like the centre cane and those in the outside ring.

British & Irish Glass / Re: Allenburys baby Feeder bottle
« Last post by Anne on Yesterday at 10:40:37 PM »
How interesting, thanks Paul, so the registrant wasn't Allen and Hanbury / Allenbury's at all, even though the RD no was on their packaging.

RH Dowell and RS Dowell of John Dowell and Sons are listed as ordinary members of The Society of Glass Technology (1919 and 1921 - possibly other dates too but those are the only lists I've found online so far). []

Grace's Guide gives:
John Dowell and Sons of Leagrave Works, Chatsworth Road, London, E5 (Glass Bottle Manufacturers). 1922 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Plain and Stoppered Bottles for Chemical, Medical, Perfumery and all Trades. Also Babies' Feeding Bottles. (Stand No. G.52)


1951 Directory for the British Glass Industry: Companies D
DOWELL (JOHN) & SONS (GLASS BOTTLE MANUFACTURERS) LTD., LEAGRAVE WORKS AND GLOBE WORKS, CHATSWORTH ROAD, LONDON, E.5. T.A., "Acetized, Easphone, London". T.N. AMHerst 1515, 2219 (2 lines), and 1744. Established 1912. Five furnaces: oil; coke. Bottles and jars for medical and pharmaceutical, toilet and cosmetics, druggists and drysalters trades; feeding bottles; droppers; grinding and drilling. Directors: R. G. Dowell (Governing); E. C. Higgs; E. G. Gough. Secretary: E. A. Cox.

So, Dowell's made the feeding bottles and Allen and Hanbury made the baby feed that went into them. :)
Glass / Engraved cognac glasses
« Last post by aksleks on Yesterday at 09:53:51 PM »
An Icelandic friend inherited a few of these glasses. As far as anyone can remember, they're 50+ years old.
I'm wondering who the manufacturer is, and if the glasses could be a part of a series.

The glasses are 14cm tall, and there are no other markings than the crown and 'N'.

Any help would be appreciated :)
British & Irish Glass / Re: Allenburys baby Feeder bottle
« Last post by Paul S. on Yesterday at 09:20:11 PM »
Pictures of factory drawings for Reg. 543183 dated 3rd June 1909, as in the attached.          I also looked at 10690 from July 1884 - but this appears to have nothing to do with a baby feeder, so if anyone can suggest to whatever the earlier No. refers that would be very helpful.
The commercial success of this innovative design is well documented, and this is supported by the evidence on the attached papers that show there were two extensions  - the first on 13th March 1914, and the second on 8th July 1918.

thanks as always to Trustees and Directors at TNA at Kew for their continued help and assistance with these Registered items.         
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