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Glass / Re: Glass vase for ID help please
« Last post by rosieposie on Today at 12:52:33 PM »
That's nice and clear kathykate, now on the left of these numbers around the base are some markings that appear to be letters... are they letters that could be a signature or just part of the rough finish?  If you think they might be letters,  please can you talcum them and post a picture for us... the more we see, the better we can help you. :)
A pair of small, waisted vases finely engraved with a very attractive scene of a stork or crane amidst palm trees and exotic flowering foliage. Fine applied cranberry glass trailing to upper bodies.  Ground and polished pontil bases. Vases measure approx. 4.5" (11.5cm) tall x 2 5/8" (6.5cm) diameter.

(Permission for the re-use of these images on the GMB granted by Jessica Glynn).

 Each vase is marked with an engraved registry date lozenge for 11 May 1876 – Parcel 10, corresponding to design registration number 299158, registered by Hodgetts, Richardson & Son, Stourbridge.

The design representation is shown on page 263 of Mervyn Gulliver’s “Victorian Decorative Glass – British Designs 1850-1914” with the description “jug with slightly tapering sides, and an applied shell ribbed handle, and threading around the neck.”

Charles R. Hajdamach shows (in plate 130 on page 160 of “British Glass 1800-1914”) a design for a very similarly decorated Stevens and Williams claret jug from the pattern book of Joseph Keller. The Stevens and Williams claret jug is pattern number 6282 and dates to August 1880. The actual glass is in the collection of the Broadfield House Glass Museum.

So, although the engraved design is almost certainly from the Keller pattern book, the glass vases were made by Hodgetts, Richardson & Son, a major competitor and near neighbour of Stevens and Williams, and H, R & S may well have used their own  engraver(s).

Interestingly, William J. Hodgetts (the Hodgetts of Hodgetts,  Richardson & Son) patented his invention of a threading machine to speed up the hand process and ensure an absolutely regular spacing on 4 May 1876 (only a week before the registration of the jug design) – see Hajdamach I, p273 and seq., so I would imagine that the threading on the vases is among the earliest actual dateable examples of this process (though the registration date may well have preceded the manufacturing date by a number of years.

Glass / Re: Large Uranium Plinth ID Please
« Last post by Simba on Today at 11:39:47 AM »
Cheers Kevin  :)
British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart BJ is it colour 396?
« Last post by orangeglass on Today at 10:36:25 AM »
Hi Sue,
Thanks for your lovely comments. How fabulous would a wine cooler be! (maybe for a dolls house?!!)

It stands 2.5" tall - strictly not a miniature but just a small sized piece of glass, but yes the work that must have gone into these little pieces so they look in proportion.
I will post ( hopefully soon) some other little acquisitions that again are not miniatures , but the detail in them is just the same as in bigger pieces.
Now I'm tempted to say this is an early piece....... but that's just my opinion with no evidence whatsoever!  :D

Gary - my piece looks nothing like colour 395 on ysart glass  ???
British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart BJ is it colour 396?
« Last post by chopin-liszt on Today at 10:20:43 AM »
There was I, thinking it was a wine-cooler.  ;D
How tall is it?
The pattern has been accordingly "reduced" for it to look as in proportion as a ciggie holder as it would a wine-cooler - so how does this fit in with miniatures?
It's not a miniature of something else, it is what it is; but the work that's gone into it is the same as would have gone into a miniature.
It must be quite gobsmacking in reality.   :) 8)

Glass / Re: Glass vase for ID help please
« Last post by kathykate on Today at 09:09:07 AM »
Thank you for your help! I managed to get a better shot of the signature.
British & Irish Glass / Re: Monart BJ is it colour 396?
« Last post by orangeglass on Today at 08:13:02 AM »
Thanks Gary - I've always seen them listed as matchstick holders - when it arrived I thought it looked rather large for that - so cigarette holder it is then  ;D
Glass Paperweights / Re: Lot 377 at Watsons?
« Last post by tropdevin on Today at 07:17:01 AM »

Hi. Those Murano fish sometimes have ludicrously high asking prices in antique shops, but I have yet to sell any of mine for more than peanuts!  The money in the lot is indeed the Bacchus in the back row. I'll post some images in due course.

Yikes...  now I know I have to invest some time in studying the pattern books again:  Michael, I wouldn't have recognized your piece as Skrdlovice.  :-[    Super find, and I'm very impressed by your skill in being able to identify these uncommon designs. 

David, interesting additions to your collection, but I'm most taken with the green blue Vizner.
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