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    A Davidson acid-matted Topaz cloud-glass 5" flower-bowl (their pattern number '1907 TD'), together with matching matt 2" Topaz block (their pattern 'Round Block, Semi Dome, No. 8'). The block has raised 'MADE IN ENGLAND, GT.BRIT.PAT 382699' to the underside

    Topaz is a later Davidson colour (they actually called it 'Briar'), introduced in 1957 and used into the early 1960s. Usually, one side of the piece was left shiny, and completely acid-matted pieces like this are rare

    Our reference:8894 Date:1957-61
    Manufacturer:Davidson Origin:England
    Dimensions:diameter 12.5 cm, weight 360 gm (both)
    Condition:very good

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    A pair of late 19th Century hexagonal press-moulded uranium-glass knife-rests, the ends ground flat and polished. Given what they are, and the way knife-rests are usually treated, they are in exceptionally good condition. Apart from some very minor nibbles, there is a shallow chip on the central section of one (arrowed in detail, second from right) and - on the same piece - an abraded triangular area on the finial (arrowed in detail at extreme right), which probably just represents carelessness in the finishing process, rather than later damage

    Our reference:8889 Date:late 19th C
    Manufacturer:unknown Origin:England
    Dimensions:length 9 cm, weight 170 gm (the pair)
    Condition:see description

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    A late 19th Century part-frosted pressed paperweight in the form of a sitting dog, probably by the St Louis glassworks

    Our reference:8812 Date:late 19th C
    Manufacturer:probably
    St Louis
    Origin:France
    Dimensions:height 13.5 cm, weight 605 gm
    Condition:a few very minor chips to rim
    of base, but generally good

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    This uranium-glass tazza (shown under UV light at right) with pressed 'acanthus-leaf' pattern (detail, second right) is not the first of its type that we have had. It is clearly of good quality, and we would love to know which manufacturer made it

    Our reference:8771 Date:c 1870s
    Manufacturer:unknown Origin:probably
    England
    Dimensions:height 9.5 cm, weight 375 gm
    Condition:very good

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    A late 19th Century St Louis part-frosted pressed paperweight in the form of a reclining male child

    Sadly, there is a tiny chip to one side of the boy's nose, and this is reflected in the very low asking price

    Our reference:8762 Date:late 19th C
    Manufacturer:St Louis Origin:France
    Dimensions:length 10 cm, weight 480 gm
    Condition:see description

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    Most of a Davidson 'jade' glass trinket set. I can't establish the Davidson reference number for the set as a whole; it is similar to their set 326 (illustrated in the 1935 and 1940 catalogues), but some pieces are slightly different

    The advertised set 326 has eight components; the tray, two candlesticks, two small lidded pots, one larger lidded pot, and two pin-trays. It seems, therefore, that there is one pin-tray missing, one larger lidded pot, and the lid from the other smaller pot. All the pieces present are in generally good condition, with just one tiny chip to the under-edge of each of the two candlesticks

    Our reference:8912 Date:1930s or
    1940s
    Manufacturer:George
    Davidson
    Origin:England
    Dimensions:tray length 30 cm, weight 1400 gm (the set)
    Condition:see description

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    A pair of large 19th Century pressed uranium-glass salts. They are very similar in shape and style to Percival, Vickers & Co's design registration of 16th July 1867 for a 'bowl and oval dish elaborate pattern imit. cut' (RD 209574 - see below, left). Although not identical, we are fairly sure these salts are by the same company

    Our reference:8913 Date:1860s
    Manufacturer:probably Percival,
    Vickers & Co
    Origin:England
    Dimensions:length 10 cm, weight 490 gm (the pair)
    Condition:a few small nibbles,
    but generally very good

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    A Davidson 'ripple' pattern vase in what is commonly called 'Topaz' cloud-glass. Davidsons actually called the colour 'Briar'; it was introduced in 1957 and used into the early 1960s

    Our reference: 8654 Date: 1950s
    Manufacturer: Davidson Origin: England
    Dimensions:height 18 cm, weight 1180 gm
    Condition: very good

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    A Davidson purple marble-glass joke 'thimble' whisky-glass, with raised inscription 'JUST A THIMBLE FULL' around the rim

    Our reference: 8114 Date: c 1885
    Manufacturer: Davidson Origin: England
    Dimensions:height 6 cm, weight 100 gm
    Condition: very good

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    A rare Sowerby 'Jack Horner' bellows from the 'nursery rhyme ' series based on the illustrations of Walter Crane, in purple marble glass. The actual design is more easily visible in the detail second from right, which is from the 1882 Sowerby catalogue, and also shows the pattern number (1285).

    Sadly, as is so often the case, the tip of the bellows is incomplete (the yellow line in the detail at right shows how the tip should be), and the low asking price reflects this

    Our reference: 8394 Date: c 1877
    Manufacturer: Sowerby Origin: England
    Dimensions:length 11.5 cm, weight 130 gm
    Condition: see description

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