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British & Irish Glass / Re: Champagne Glass ? ID = Clayton Mayers & Co.
« Last post by Paul S. on April 27, 2017, 03:50:15 PM »
the last two for Rd. 810370  .......
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Champagne Glass ? ID = Clayton Mayers & Co.
« Last post by Paul S. on April 27, 2017, 03:49:15 PM »
Another CLASS IV Registration - whether deliberate or unintentional we'll probably never know, and in view of this it's likely the other Nos. mentioned by the Stewarts are also missing from the records for the same reason.         Whether CM agent was responsible for the classification or not we'll doubtless never know  -  I see also someone described the items against this Registration as a 'set' - as opposed to a suite.     The relevant description for each glass is underneath each shape.

Sorry the pix are a bit naff  -  the original factory images sent to the Board of Trade were in the form of photographs  -  those old fashioned glossy b. & w. things we used to get back from the chemist, and they're not always easy to photograph when there's acres of overhead strip lighting causing glare.
Two pix will go over to the next post  -  anyway hope of some interest, and as always sincere thanks to the Trustees and Directors at The National Archives at Kew for their help and continued permission for the GMB to use the archive information.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Mystery item, maybe nozzle with (Rd) number
« Last post by chopin-liszt on April 27, 2017, 03:08:04 PM »
Thank-you for all that effort and for the answer, Paul.
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Mystery item, maybe nozzle with (Rd) number
« Last post by Paul S. on April 27, 2017, 02:55:17 PM »
and if you don't want to know the answer, look away now please.

Described in the Board of Trade Register (at TNA) as a 'Salt Sprinkler (cruet like)'  -  CLASS IV as I thought, and there obviously was a metal frame of sorts although this not shown or described in sufficient detail to really get an idea of its appearance.            The Registrant appears to have traded as silversmiths, with their address as Holborn in London.              CLASS IV was specifically for pottery and ceramics  -  quite why some of these things ended up there is a mystery, unless the idea was to hide the design from prying eyes.

The similarity of the design of John's - compared to the larger Fieldings pair -  is striking (albeit without the indent for the metal frame on Fieldings)  -  and all three are very unlike Peter's bitters bottle.      Are we tempted to think Fieldings may have mis-described theirs, or is that being unkind. ;)?
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British & Irish Glass / Re: Sowerby pattern 1852 opalescent uranium glass swan.
« Last post by Paul S. on April 27, 2017, 02:07:28 PM »
regret I know less than nothing about swans, but can anyone say why the V. & A. should describe their clear glass example as 'press moulded opaline glass'  -  I wasn't aware there was such a thing as clear opaline.
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Scandinavian Glass / Re: Identifying two Kosta Boda signed glass bowls
« Last post by chopin-liszt on April 27, 2017, 10:59:10 AM »
 :) Thank-you. Not a shape I've seen before, so I've learned something too.
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Scandinavian Glass / Re: Identifying two Kosta Boda signed glass bowls
« Last post by deebler on April 26, 2017, 08:29:54 PM »
Here is a nice picture of the Bowls/Candlestick holders  8)

Thanks everyone !
 :D
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Over this side of the pond there is a sort of convention that an owl says; "twit twoo", but it's wrong.
It takes two owls.
One says; "twit", it's mate replies "twoo".  ;D
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 :D I never would have guessed that!

Thanks for all the help with this piece.

Kerrie
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