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Pressed Glass Boat Shaped Celery Dish (Grace Darling)

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    Posted 4 years ago

    AdeleC
    (592 items)

    I snapped up this unusually shaped glass bowl from a charity shop today. I saw it had some writing on it, and thought it was a rd mark. However, when I got it home and looked carefully I realised it said RACEDARLIN! I asked Hubby what he thought it said, and he said it looked like Grace Darling, without a G on each end. It told me what to look up anyway, and it turns out it is a Celery dish, probably from the 19th century. Grace Darling is a British heroine from the 19th century who rowed out to rescue sailors from a shipwreck. It is 11" long.

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    1. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      Here's another, with more info:

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252515480804?clk_rvr_id=1132606976876&rmvSB=true
    2. AdeleC AdeleC, 4 years ago
      Yes I looked at that, though it is a little longer than my dish, and there is no registration mark on my dish. I will check out Edward Bolton though. Thanks for your info.
    3. AdeleC AdeleC, 4 years ago
      Just looked up Edward Bolton Glass and found his glass works is actually just a little north of me in Warrington, UK. (The firm of 'Edward Bolton, Oxford Lane Glass Works' in Warrington, Cheshire, was a family-run glassworks of considerable size. In 1885 it had at least four furnaces working, supporting a large home market as well as trading abroad).
    4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Very nice glass!
    5. MALKEY MALKEY, 4 years ago
      beautiful piece of glass Adele thanks for sharing it sparkles so much first class historically wise to
    6. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      This is gorgeous Adele... I love it!
    7. AdeleC AdeleC, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the loves and comments. It looks even better now with lovely wrapped chocolates in it!

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