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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: scavo on September 29, 2011, 07:24:37 PM

Title: Ice cream for the heat wave? ID = Ravenhead Topaz
Post by: scavo on September 29, 2011, 07:24:37 PM
Not one to usually get excited about tableware but this little ice cream bowl really looked like it should be something but as far as I can find it isn't.

It has a lovely look to it. Well designed and it is intended to look and feel good in the hand.
It seems to be pressed. Unusually the footing design is asymetric.

It's an ice cream bowl so you can get an idea of the size but for those that can't it's about 2" high and 3 1/2 across (sorry, can't guestimate cm)

It is 257g or 9 1/8oz

I only have 2 so if you're planning to bring ice cream, please make sure I'm not double booked :sun:
Title: Re: Ice cream for the heat wave? Anyone ID this beauty?
Post by: flying free on September 29, 2011, 07:29:26 PM
I have a very large one of those bowls and it weighs a ton.  I was told it was designed by John Clappison for Ravenhead glass - I haven't managed to corroborate that yet though, so it's just a suggestion for now.
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Title: Re: Ice cream for the heat wave? Anyone ID this beauty?
Post by: scavo on September 29, 2011, 07:45:07 PM
ah, and there is one on ebay ...
someone else trying to ID same on another forum.

Seems to be some consensus on John Clappison but only suggested/wishful thinking. This one looks a bit more assured as it is boxed - but no lid?
http://vancouver.lowprice.ca/vintage_ravenhead_topaz_85_table_fruit_bowl_with_six_4_bowls_north_vancouver_25_dsw1

I usually think of Ravenhead with lower end stuff. These look a bit better than the usual.
Title: Re: Ice cream for the heat wave? Anyone ID this beauty?
Post by: scavo on September 29, 2011, 07:46:55 PM
ok, defo Ravenhead Topaz and looking like John Clappison. Result!
Title: Re: Ice cream for the heat wave? Anyone ID this beauty?
Post by: flying free on September 29, 2011, 08:03:56 PM
You're welcome
but how did you positively id it as designed by John Clappison?
do you have a link to the reference please?
thanks
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Title: Re: Ice cream for the heat wave? Anyone ID this beauty?
Post by: rosieposie on September 29, 2011, 08:04:16 PM
I think people underrate Ravenhead y'know,  I really like the things I've got made by them. If you get that lovely set scavo, we can all come round for ice cream, and I'll bring a couple of 'Lotus' bowls for the candles....could be quite a party!!
Title: Re: Ice cream for the heat wave? ID = Ravenhead Topaz
Post by: scavo on September 30, 2011, 06:57:30 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ravenhead_glass
http://www.worldcollectorsnet.com/magazine/issue42/iss42p5/

Granted only online but there seems to be no contesting it. But I guess disinformation can go viral.