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    Posted 6 years ago

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    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.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
    2. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
    3. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Wow Bonnie... you're quick! Thanks so much!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Great stuff RICK !!!!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Thanks for those links, too !!!!
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you Kevin, I found the machine so interesting and was hoping you guys would too! Also, thanks for the love Swfin and Scott, it's appreciated!
    7. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the love Craig and Aura!
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      wow! what a beauty - and nice links!
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks Ho2, and thanks for the love Mike, I appreciate it!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Absolutely unbelievable! Stunning to say the least. Your collection just blows me away Rick!!!
    11. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much Thomas and Scott... you guys are always so complimentary, and I appreciate it! Also, thanks for the love Rob and Meli, It's very much appreciated!
    12. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks you for the love Mac!
    13. Mac63 Mac63, 6 years ago
      A day for pink - I just posted a piece in pink too. Love this one Rick.
    14. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you Gary, I appreciate it!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Oh yes, another stunner Rick.
      There is so much to see and admire in this piece! The pulled loop design is exquisite, the ruffled rim and pulled down edges, the feet, and that incredibly contrasting pink. Swoon worthy.
      Thanks for the links too - the machine is so interesting.
    16. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much Karen! I agree, there are so many different elements to the design that all come together nicely!
    17. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the love Fort!
    18. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the love Spirit!
    19. sklo42 sklo42, 6 years ago
      An amazing, beautiful vase, Rick. And thank you for the link to so many other wonderful examples!
    20. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      Beautiful Rick!!!
    21. Caperkid, 6 years ago
      Yes Rick this is beautiful.
    22. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you Peggy, Roy and Pops for the positive comments, and thanks so much for the love Rockbat Eza and Tassie, I appreciate your guys support!

      @Peggy... There are some beautiful examples, but unfortunately they're not for sale :-(
    23. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 6 years ago
      Wow, this is a beauty, Rick! I have always been fascinated by this pull up decor, and have never seen it on a stunning shape like this before!! I had no idea that a machine was involved in the patterning - I am going to have to read all about it! :)
    24. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 6 years ago
      Una maravilla.
    25. Glassie Glassie, 6 years ago
      A beauty! nice score
    26. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for so much for the great comments and love Gary, Sylvia, Flea and Michelle. I always appreciate your guys stopping by, commenting or loving!

      @ Michelle... I read about the machine in the book that I referenced above, and when I saw the example of the one that I bought, I was dying to own one. There's another one that I'm in love with, and hopefully one of these days I'll find one. It's the green with pink flowers matsu-no-ke style pull up on the page that shows all of the different Stevens and Williams pieces.
    27. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Stunning !!!
    28. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the comment and love Martika, and thank you for the love Official and Pat, it's all appreciated!
    29. NevadaBlades, 6 years ago
      A real beauty, Rick. Great auction find! [;>)
    30. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks Nevada, I couldn't be happier with it! Also, thanks for the love Poire and Mac!
    31. kralik1928 kralik1928, 6 years ago
      Crazy piece, I don't know how they imagined this shape, pattern or color!!
    32. yesterdaysglass yesterdaysglass, 6 years ago
      Awesome piece Rick and thanks for the links!
    33. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 6 years ago
      This is gorgeous and your pictures show the true quality. Why do I still question things after seeing your truly amazing pieces? :)
      I think I have serious wannabe syndrome. :)
    34. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Rick, you just need to stop! I am stunned and don't even know what to say...OMG!

      Just went back up to look at it and yes, I know what to say...When I come for my aquarium...hahaha I will pick this and a few others up too. Thank you so are just too kind to pass these over to me. hahahaha I Wish!! but that was funny right?!? I'm still laughing anyway.... This is beyond gorgeous.
    35. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the great comments Kralik , Yesterday, Tonja and Share, I'm so happy you guys liked it!

      @Kralik... I know right? The Victorians had such imagination!

      @Share... You are too funny!! You gave me a big laugh thanks :-)

      @Tonja... Thanks so much! But wannabe? Nah, we all share each other's pieces through photos ; - )
    36. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
    37. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the nice comment Jean, and thanks for the love Sean, Ivonne and Melanie, I appreciate it!
    38. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Ravishing Piece of Glass Rick .....The WOW factor to it. Again, your finds and pieces are A++++++++++ , and dripping with quality !!!

      You can Smell the word ~ Q ~ U ~ A ~ L ~ I ~ T ~ Y ~
    39. inky inky, 6 years ago
      I can't say anything more than what has already been said and I agree with everyone...just a stunning piece of glass, the colours the shape the feet that rim..everything about it is wonderful!.. and of course your photos show it off beautiful..I am a great believer in!..if it has come around once it will come around again just for you...You just have to be patient and you will be rewarded...well done you....:-)
    40. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for the positive comments Rosie and Penny, and thanks for the love BGM and Penny. I appreciate your guys support!

      @Penny... That's why I wanted this one so bad Penny. This example had all the elements I love in S&W glass all in one package. Also, thanks for the pic comment I was pleased with them :-)

    41. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      That's really a crazy piece, Rick!
    42. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Stunning ! wow
    43. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thank you for the love and comments Kyra and Mani!

      @Kyra... Yes it is crazy in a good way :-) It's such a departure from what I normally collect, but ever since I saw one, I had to have it. [:-)
    44. MALKEY MALKEY, 6 years ago
      astonishing Victorian piece glass Rick just absolutely fab
    45. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much for your enthusiastic comments Malkey and Cindy, and thanks for the love Fran, Bijou and Ironlace... it's all appreciated!

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