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Posted 1 year ago


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This is a flower trough made by Burtles & Tate in opalescent glass or Vaseline glass,( depending on where you come from.) It is 14 1/2 cm point to point, so not big. It has the registered no. 29106. B&T submitted the design for registration in 1885. It has a pattern of acorns and oak leaves around it.
The National Archives in Kew have it as a flower boat. It is mostly seen as the boat pattern, but seemingly B&T, having registered the design must have decided that the pattern in the boat could be used on other items. I have seen a photo of a curved flower trough, in much the shape of a "C", the flower boat, although hard to find is the one that turns up most frequently. (Shown in the 4th photo )
The triangle that I purchased very cheaply at an Antique Fair in 2011 is the only one I have been able to find. I have been searching the net since then hoping to find another triangle or the curved one or at least the boat (which seems to go for a high price when it does come up)
I cannot believe that since B&T are so well known that there has not been more of the 29106 designs show up. I had a few well known glass experts give me some advice, but even they had never seen or heard of one like it.
Will still keep looking and hoping.


  1. TallCakes TallCakes, 1 year ago
    here is a website that calls this shape a posy boat:
  2. Ladysalt Ladysalt, 1 year ago
    Thanks Tallcakes, that is my flower trough or posy boat. It was posted on the site as a reference to the shape.
  3. TallCakes TallCakes, 1 year ago
    very nice piece no mater what it's called : )
  4. Ladysalt Ladysalt, 1 year ago
    Thank you Tallcakes. Must admit it is one of my favourite pieces. I was admiring your cake stands. I have an emerald green one that glows under black light and a clear glass one. I will eventually post a photo and hopefully you may recognise the makers as I know nothing about them other than they are elegant.
  5. TallCakes TallCakes, 1 year ago
    thanks you, I'd love to see your cake stands : )
  6. Ladysalt Ladysalt, 1 year ago
    Thanks Lisa
  7. HelloDolly, 11 months ago
    I have found what I think is a Burtles & Tate 29106 in a curved pattern - can someone ID it please
  8. HelloDolly, 11 months ago
    Im not sure how I post pics to this post?
  9. Ladysalt Ladysalt, 11 months ago
    If you cannot post a photo, it should have the oak & leaf pattern in it, it will have the registered number on the glass, you have to run your finger around to feel it
    And it not a big piece. I have since seen a straight trough for sale.

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