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Davidson "Ripple" Ruby Glass Vase

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    Posted 3 years ago

    AdeleC
    (534 items)

    I cannot resist coloured glass. I spotted this on the top shelf in a charity shop, and it looked so dark that I wasn't sure it was glass, until I took it down and saw the light shining through it. At first glance, I thought it was from Australia, as I could clearly see the word on the inside of the vase, but taking it home and giving it a good wash has cleaned it up, and I can see other writing too. What it seemed to say is G. Brit RE 33445 AUSTRALIA then a date, which may be 1929, but really not sure. I have managed to take a picture of the impressed mark, so if anyone can recognise it and what it means I would be very grateful. The vase is 18.5 cms tall and 15 cms across at the top and has a wavy design round it. I think it is moulded glass.
    I have tried to take better picture of the base rim, but the light is quite poor here now!

    Mystery Solved

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    1. AdeleC AdeleC, 3 years ago
      Actually, there is a lot of scratching on the rim, but the rim is very narrow and the picture doesn't show it at all, which is my bad picture taking!
    2. Deltab, 3 years ago
      I think it is a Davidson 'Ripple' vase, one of the few of Davidson products to also be registered in Australia on February 14th 1939. Catalogue number 741.
      Della
    3. AdeleC AdeleC, 3 years ago
      Thank you Deltab, you have given me some info to check out now. That's brilliant.
    4. AdeleC AdeleC, 3 years ago
      Well, thanks to Deltab, I have read up about Davidson Ripple Vase, and it seems Davidson didn't start using Ruby coloured glass until the 1050's - 60's, so that is probably when this vase was made.
    5. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      What is striking color with all those ripples... Great Piece!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago
      STUNNING AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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