Posted 7 years ago
Didn't really need to find anything else today. Picked this beauty up at the Salvation Army Family Thrift Store and couldn't wait to get it home and check online to see what I could find out about it. Can you believe almost nothing ?! Well, I did find a blue one like it on Worthpoint from 2007 but other than saying it was signed there was no other info. It's 11 1/2 in. tall and weights an incredible 8 lbs.! It has Cartier etched on the edge of the base and is small and hard to read. It was on the top shelf and I almost dropped it because I wasn't expecting it to weigh so much. It's in pretty good shape with some minor chipping in the satin glass base and a few scratches. There's what looks like a tiny air bubble in the corner top edge of the crystal too. I really don't think it's that old but so far I can't find another one with complete info to compare it to, but I'll keep looking. -Mike-
Link to Worthpoint Auction 2007 Cobalt Blue "Panthères" Vase:
and a Satin White version:
Royal Brierley History:
Today they are owned and marketed by Dartington crystal and glass products, the Company owns and markets the world renowned Caithness Glass and Royal Brierley Crystal brands. They also sell and distribute John Beswick ceramic character sculptures. Dartington are the only remaining large scale producer of crystal and glass in the UK and they remain an important regional employer with 150 staff. All of their crystal is still made in Devon while they design and source other glassware from selected European suppliers.