Glass Message Board

Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: oyemicanto on September 05, 2009, 05:18:15 PM

Title: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID? = Jobling
Post by: oyemicanto on September 05, 2009, 05:18:15 PM
Hi everyone!
I have just bought these 2 blue glass lady figures.They are very stylish,quite tall and made of thick glass.They are looking up with arms by their sides holding some material to the back.I was wondering if anyone had an idea of the maker please? Many thanks Nige
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID?
Post by: Mike M on September 05, 2009, 05:52:33 PM
Wow

a pair! Soooo rare

These are Jobling -no don't rush to the catalogues and books they are not in any of them.

However for the intrepid willing to go to source -the Sunderland Museum you will find one in their Jobling cabinet -supposedly they never went in to full production (hence not in the books) -they even fit in the same base as the 'lady with the urn and hair'

Well done

cheers

Mike
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID?
Post by: oyemicanto on September 05, 2009, 05:56:57 PM
Hi Mike
Wow thats fab! Jobling? Do you know what bowl and frog they would have sat in? They are very attractive figures couldnt believe I managed to get a pair (would love them in frosted glass!)
Did they come in any other colours?
Many thanks for your kind info!
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID?
Post by: Mike M on September 05, 2009, 06:05:09 PM
Like the 'greek lady'

Large size same colour Fircone or Flower pattern bowl (Tudor rose or Oyster will do) any of the 3 main shapes-ideally same colour base or jet (look in the reprinted cataloque)

I think the one in the museum was green frosted

I have pink and I've seen blue (so now I've seen 5 in 20+years)

So they probably did flint, blue, pink, green, amber -all frosted and clear -but as it never went into main production mabe some colours were never done.

Theoretically, as with the greek lady, they may have done opalique, pearl and/or Jet.

cheers

Mike
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID?
Post by: oyemicanto on September 05, 2009, 06:15:32 PM
Hi again
Thats great info Mike.I have a blue frosted frog that my blue frosted 'Greek lady' sits in.I have the green 'Greek lady' complete in green frosted and she is slightly different to my blue one(blue greek lady has a line of flowers down her back,green lady doesnt)
I find the frosted figures more attractive as you can see more of the detailing.I will certainly keep a lookout for a frosted version but as you say these are quite rare so probably not!
I have never seen the lady in opalique?
Many thanks Mike!
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID? = Jobling
Post by: Bernard C on September 10, 2009, 07:09:33 AM
Nige & Mike — See here (http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,8184.msg69150.html#msg69150).   This colour photograph shows three of these figurines in the Sunderland Museum collection.   It also shows another rarity — one of the Opalique Novelty boxes, which are fabulous multicoloured Deco creations.   The only other box I've seen is that owned by John Bell.

As for their date, we don't really know.   However there is a noticeable gap in the Jobling design record around 1937–1940, and this figurine, along with a couple of other possibilities, could help fill it.

Bernard C.  8)
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID? = Jobling
Post by: Lustrousstone on September 10, 2009, 10:03:05 AM
I think you've linked to the wrong message, there's only Roy's vases and one of Glen's pages - no colour photo from Sunderland
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID? = Jobling
Post by: rosecottagesales on October 11, 2011, 10:29:26 AM
Hi Nige

I have two of these ladies as well - one blue and the other green. I tried to put them on the Jobling pine lady's flower holder but they don't fit in. Did you experiance the same problem with your ladies?

Cheers
Brenton
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID? = Jobling
Post by: Mosquito on October 11, 2011, 11:01:06 AM
My blue one doesn't fit either type of Jobling flower block either. Comparing the base with that of my 2541, the difference is obvious - the sides of the bung type base of the 2541 have been ground, whereas on this figure, only the underside has been ground; the overall diameter of the base remains a little too large to fit without further grinding. It seems that these weren't finished for use in a block. That said, Black Poppy's site shows one of these figures as part of a centrepiece set, so it seems some at least were ground to fit: http://www.black-poppy.co.uk/Jobling/fs_84.jpg
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID? = Jobling
Post by: oyemicanto on October 11, 2011, 01:31:11 PM
Steven
did you get my email last week about an amber vase I have seen that I think is Jobling?
Nige
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID? = Jobling
Post by: Mosquito on October 11, 2011, 03:01:03 PM
Hi Nigel,
I haven't received your e-mail, but i'm always interested in seeing possible Jobling items. could you re-send it to my yahoo address (as per button on the left)?

Thanks,
Steven
Title: Re: Two blue glass lady figures looking for an ID? = Jobling
Post by: oyemicanto on October 11, 2011, 04:35:27 PM
Hi Steven
I don't have a yahoo account so I couldn't send an email for some reason.
My email is nigelstone34@hotmail.co.uk
If you email me I will describe the vase I mentioned.
Nige