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    Posted 6 years ago

    vetraio50
    (726 items)

    CONSTANCE SPRY
    Florist, Author + Social Reformer (1886-1960)

    One of my favourite vases - ever ....... is this one by Connie!

    "Few people have had such a powerful influence over the way we decorate our homes as Constance Spry. First as a teacher and social reformer, then as a society florist and best-selling author, Spry (1886-1960) taught mid-20th century Britons how to beautify their homes with such unassuming materials as berries, vegetable leaves, twigs, ferns and weeds displayed in a motley assortment of containers from gravy boats and bird cages, to tureen lids and baking trays."

    http://design.designmuseum.org/design/constance-spry

    And then she designed vases in glass for Royal Brierley - Stevens & Williams and in ceramic later for Wedgwood.

    "Just as Keith Murray was employed as a consultant by Brierley to produce designs in the 1930’s, so later was the flower arranger and writer Constance Spry. Unlike Murray’s work, which explored and harnessed the qualities of the medium, pieces by Spry were necessarily practical because of her background as a flower arranger. Whereas Murray experimented with shape and technique, Spry ensured that her designs were solid in nature, using traditional forms, such as footed urns, with, or without handles. To date all the pieces seen have a ripple-moulded finish to the body of the item and most are clear. Like Murray she achieved the accolade of having a facsimile signature to the base of her designs. She also designed vases and bowls for Wedgwood, just as Murray did."
    http://www.20thcentury-glass.org.uk/id65.html

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    Comments

    1. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Fabulous!! shape..reminds me of my F Heckert very nice vetraio50...:-)
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks INKY, ZEKE, IVONNE 'n AGHCOLLECT.

    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN 'n PATSEA !!!!!!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MIKELV 'n AUSTRO too !!!!!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks DON !!!!!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CINDB !!!!
    7. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 6 years ago
      I learn so much from you... This is absolutely beautiful. I love it.
    8. Lambda55, 6 years ago
      Just beautiful !! I like how it flows ! Do u put flowers in it or best not to !? It certainly would enhance any arrangements !
      Thanks for the info. Too ! I can see u take much pride in ur collection..
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      STUNNING!!
    10. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      Top score & thanks for the history lesson
    11. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 6 years ago
      Love it and all of the info!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NADIA, LOUMANAL, LAMBDA, WALKSOFTLY , SEAN, SKLO, VINTAGELAMP, ZOWIE, SURFDUB 'n SKLO too !!!!!!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TREY !!!!!!
    14. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 6 years ago
      I love that it looks all shivery!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KATHERINESCOLLECTIONS, VIOLET-ORANGE, GLASSLOVE 'n VLADIMIR too !!!!!!!
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN 'n VIOLET-ORANGE !!!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks ELISABETHAN !!!!!!!
    18. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      Pleasure I'm flying through Emails I've been looking for some old photos of things I use to own before the move sometimes they show then they seem to go missing beats me I wish I could find them there's over 400 of them I would show some things then delete so not taking up space frustrating
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      You get well soon, ZOWIE !!!!!!
    20. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
      Guess I am not much on glass....I thought that was a beer glass with training handles!!! :)
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks FHRJR !!!!

      It does have that look !!!!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN 'n SURFDUB too !!!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TONINO !!!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN !!!!!!
    25. Zowie Zowie, 6 years ago
      Thanks Kev I will try but it's something I don't think will happen it's taking turns were turns aren't suppose to be all the specialist that I have been through for my stomach are now more worried about the heart & as for getting weight on it's as if they have given up there as the latest one said get me well then think about the weight. The diet the dietician had me on the specialist said would of killed me his words. Who do you trust anymore. All I know is it's costing me a fortune doing everything I'm told to do I think they think money grows on trees. This week alone without cost of doctors has been over $700.
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      COMPLIANCE is the important word ...... Stick with it !!!!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks OFFICIALFUEL & GARGOYLECOLLECTOR !!!!!!!
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks FREIHEIT !!!!!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks TROYDOUG !!!!!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!!!!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks RADEGRUNDER !!!!!!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks PETEY !!!!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks KYRATANGO !!!!!!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SERGEY !!!!!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AURA !!!!!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !.!!.!.!!.!

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