Posted 6 years ago
A while back I saw this Steven and Williams vase for sale but wasn't prepared to pay the price they were asking. Imagine my surprise and glee when one recently came up for auction. I was thrilled to get it at half the price of the other. It dates from 1887 and the pattern is a pulled loop or pull-up design. This technique was developed by S&W master glass innovator John Northwood who, in 1885, received a patent for his "pull-up" machine. It's a nice size measuring 8" h x 10" w x 6" w and I couldn't be happier.
Below, I've included a couple of pages from Keith Cummings' book, "A History of Glass Forming", which shows Northwoods' machine and an explanation as to how it was used. I've also posted a link to some other S&W glass, including mine.