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Friday, June 11, 2010

Pink Saturday - Sowerby Hermes or Mercury Vase and apprentice piece

Happy Pink Saturday !!!!
This week, I have two items to show off in the one photo.
The piece to the front I am led to believe is an apprentice piece. After the plate is taken from the mold, while still warm, or after being gently heated, the four sides are folded up and a rod of glass is applied. A clever apprentice could produce many of these in uniform size and shape. The better the skill, the better the angle and neatness. I think that this plate is an Australian Crown Crystal plate, as the pattern is fairly generic - and I see a lot of this pattern as plain plates/saucers. I don't pick up the apprentice pieces unless they are pink nowadays.
The second piece of glass, is a pink version of a green one that I fell in love with about 15 years ago. I scrimped and saved to purchase the Sowerby Uranium Green Hermes/Mercury Vase when I had no other item of green glass. About 6 years ago, I aquired the pink version which matches so much more of my glass. I see green ones all around, but not pink ones. There is a flower frog inside the vase that sits and allows the flower stems to be arranged 'just so'. (Please pardon the dust on my shelves)

5 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bronny,
I love all your pink glass! Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello :) Your pink glass is beautiful!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Warmest, Brenda

jsimplylive said...

Hi! Oh I love depression glass in any color but your pink ones are gorgeous!

Our Back Porch said...

BeAuTiFuL!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Esther said...

I'm still visiting all great Pinkies! So happy belated Pink Saturday to you! Love your post, thank you for sharing! Esther XX

 

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