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by MARTYN KEEPING on 02/02/08
Have had this bowl for years and only just thought that it 'may be' early WF...6 1/2in diameter, 2 3/4in high, emerald colour, WF type pontil and plenty of base wear for a finely blown bowl. More pics available, all opinions very welcome.
I was going to put it on there this afternoon, I'm taking some more photos from different angles and we'll see what everyone thinks. One little thing that made me think it may be English was the good match for imperial measurements but that's probably not much to go on...thanks.
John Phillip Hobbs04/02/08 Hi Martyn The colour and style looks a little like Leerdam there are a couple of L/D specialists on www. glassmessages that may be able to help.
I suspected it would'nt be straight forward, though obviously hoped it might....the photo is not my best so maybe does'nt help, if you think more pics might be useful I'd be happy to upload/send them...or do you think it's destined to remain unidentified?
Steve Leslie03/02/08 Martyn, A difficult one. I collect early WF, and don't recognise the design. I'd be very cautious attributing it to WF, 1. the design is very exaggerated, which is not Harry Powell's style - he tended to be more restrained and clean of line. It reminds me of the early 20th C oil separator bottles 2. the colour doesn't show well in the photo. It MAY be sea green, but not sure. On the other hand the lack of cut or other decoration could lean towards WF. Sorry we can't be more sure - in the absence of a clear reference in a pattern book it can be difficult. Cheers
It is very nice quality which is what initially attracted me to it, I had a look though the online cats and could'nt find it either but it does remind me of the William Morris designs and the colour looks a fair Powell match....??
Alan Wildgoose02/02/08 Does look a quality peice. I have not seen it before and can't find it in the catalogues though.