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Title: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: chopin-liszt on February 13, 2011, 02:34:18 PM
 :hi:

I found this recently - I have never seen or heard of optic ribbed Strathearn, and I've never seen or heard of a clear yellow piece either.  This large bowl is both.

(The first picture shows it against a dark background to show the acid-yellow, slightly opaque, yellow blobs which give it the full colour - however, the colour changes completely in different lights and when looked at from different angles.)

Big beast, 9.75" diameter, 3.5" tall.
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: glassobsessed on February 13, 2011, 03:52:52 PM
Is that aventurine or mica I can see glittering?

John
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: antiquerose123 on February 13, 2011, 04:04:10 PM
Is that aventurine or mica I can see glittering?

John

Oh, I see it too -- looks kinda aventurine to me....is it?               Nice :hiclp:  :hiclp:
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: chopin-liszt on February 13, 2011, 04:10:05 PM
 :-[

Yes - the traditional sort of copper/gold aventurine around the rim.

Sorry - got caught up with the very unusual colouring and the ribbing and forgot to mention that bit.
There are flecks of darker glass in the main body, but the whole colour is made from the yellow flecks in a clear base.
It's my brother's birthday present.

It is not (IMNSHO) a beautiful beast. I really love a lot of Strathearn, but not this bit, I'm afraid.

I'm showing it here because of the very highly unusual features. I thought they should be noted.
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: antiquerose123 on February 13, 2011, 04:14:04 PM

It's my brother's birthday present.

 >:(  (just kidding)                  :cry:  :24:    :thup:   Lucky Guy !!!!

here is another one, I think (first row) but different color:   HERE  (http://www.20thcenturyglass.com/glass_encyclopedia/british_glass/strathearn_glass/strathearnglass_home.htm)
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: chopin-liszt on February 13, 2011, 04:19:00 PM
He collects Ysart glass Rose - who else would I get it for????  ;D
He's a lovely brother. :sc:

I actually prefer that one you showed - but you can see from the other bits there, all the yellow is solid opaque, and the big bowl is not optic-ribbed.
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: antiquerose123 on February 13, 2011, 04:24:05 PM
He collects Ysart glass Rose - who else would I get it for????  ;D
He's a lovely brother. :sc:

That is Nice to see (http://www.debook.com/gifs/Mailheart.gif) love between family...Glad for you.  :kissy: How many people collect glass in your family? 

Just me here, as our family is broken.  So NICE to see you do that!!!  Honest!!
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: Lustrousstone on February 13, 2011, 04:31:36 PM
That is nice Sue, nothing like I imagined it.
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: chopin-liszt on February 13, 2011, 04:53:50 PM
Umm, there's me, my brother and his partner who all collect glass - we all started at the same time, about 11-12 years ago. They went for Ysart, I went for Mdina.

But my brother and I have collected stuff since we were very young - pebbles, shells, skeleton leaves, paintings - we had our own versions of the Victorian Curiosity cabinet..... we're just a couple of accumulators. :pb: :pb:
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: antiquerose123 on February 13, 2011, 05:07:36 PM
 :kissy:  Nice to hear that !! :thup:
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: chopin-liszt on May 24, 2011, 03:47:05 PM
I hope nobody minds me bumping this - I am currently temporarily reminded of the notion that if a mould is made for reproducing effects in glass (unless it's one of the sorts that is only ever used once as it is destroyed by the use) there should be more than one piece around!

Is anybody aware of Strathearn having a mould for optic ribbing at any time - it must have, or this bit wouldn't exist - was it on loan? Did something happen to it? Is somebody quietly sitting on a huge private collection of it?
I know Nigel has been looking in recently.......  :hi:
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: millarart on June 16, 2011, 03:54:46 PM
very nice, never seen another but im sure there will be more out there just waiting to be found, Dee and Dennis will love it im sure
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: chopin-liszt on June 16, 2011, 04:01:31 PM
It's Dee's.  :24:

Not Denis's.  >:D

I would have thought there should be more optic ribbed bits around, given it needs a mould - you know, a great chunk of engineered metal - seems daft if they had one and only used it once.
And clear yellow?  I'd have thought that would be used more often too!
Brian Wallace-King has never seen or heard of a bit of Strathearn like this before - and he's a seriously dedicated Strathearn collector.
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: millarart on June 16, 2011, 04:13:39 PM
well they made red and blue clear pieces ect so why not yellow, its the ribbing thats weird and unusal i think, not so much the colour though i havent seen yellow in clear i have seen other colours in clear
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: chopin-liszt on June 16, 2011, 05:27:25 PM
I've seen the other clear colours too - loads of them - and I like them a lot. It's still the first clear yellow anybody I know of who knows Ysart glass, has heard of - as well as the ribs!
I found it in Rait Antiques Village - do you ever venture there Gary?
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: millarart on June 16, 2011, 05:28:43 PM
yeah i go there now and then, was it cheap
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: chopin-liszt on June 16, 2011, 05:35:07 PM
I thought the price was ok - I've emailed you!
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: Frank on June 17, 2011, 12:53:42 AM
Never seen such before but you are right... more will surface in the next 20 years or so... Just leafed through a batch of Strathearn images I have for the SG site and not a single optic in 70+ So one more I need to get on SG  :X:

That collection is top of the heap when I get restarted on SG additions... ohhh for more time!
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: chopin-liszt on June 17, 2011, 10:59:55 AM
 :thud:

Oh Frank - I hope that wasn't Brian W-K's collection you trawled - I've already said in an earlier post here....
"Brian Wallace-King has never seen or heard of a bit of Strathearn like this before - and he's a seriously dedicated Strathearn collector."
I've sent him images of this piece.
Title: Re: Unusual piece of Strathearn to show.
Post by: Frank on June 17, 2011, 11:30:38 PM
It was but only pleasure to trawl... just need to get them on line so that everyone else can discover...