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Candlestick

Blown, tooled and cut white and pale green alabaster glass. Spreading, bell-shaped trumpet foot with convex ring at top all in green. Solid, elongated, pear-shaped baluster stem in white alabaster glass. Green alabaster glass candle cup rising from a convex ring to a short, constricted stem surmounted by a large cylindrical cup with overhanging rim. The rim is carefully cut and polished with six pointed petals with bevelled edges and incised divisions between. Base of foot and top bulge of baluster both carefully polished. No evidence of gilding.

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Goblet

Mould-blown and tooled glossy opaque mauve glass with enamel and gilt decoration. Bucket-form bowl with a wheel-cut rim resting on a short, thin stem with a disk knop set on a thick disk foot. Fine-polished base with no evidence of pontil. white enamel decoration of delicate beaded festoons in a somewhat classical manner. This is probably a stand to hold a perfume bottle which would likely have been part of a better quality dresser set.

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Vase

Blown and tooled thick opaque, glossy turquoise glass. Spherical body narrowing to cylindrical neck with outcurving rim. Rim and base both polished. A typical example of "Peking" glass.

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Garniture of Vases

Thick mould-blown and tooled glossy white translucent opal glass with transfer-printed decoration of classical figures copied from the illustrations of John Flaxman, and transfer-printed and gilt decoration as well as hand-painted gilt decoration on the neck.

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Vase

Mould-blown and tooled jade green glass with painted gilt decoration. Spreading disk foot with convex edge and well-polished base and domed pontil. Ovoid body, constricted neck, widening towards opening with rim curved in and fire-polished. Painted matt gilt tracery of Gothic arches with scrolls on top and pine cone sceptres between. Horizontal gilt bands to the middle of the rim and the foot. Similar shape to the garniture of three vases (2004-113 abc)also by Richardson.

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Vase

Baluster vase, thick translucent white glossy glass with enamelled decoration and unusual thick yellow gilding. Outward flaring rim cut with six scalloped points. Mixed garland of vines and stylized flowers encircling the body with a yellow parrot and Scarlet Tanager painted in opaque, slightly drab enamels (much like gouache in appearance). Rim gilded and three narrow lines around the foot. Nicely ground pontil. In terms of subject and style, the decoration appears to be English.

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Plate

Round plate, blown and tooled turquoise opaline glass with a casing of clear glass to the back. Well-polished pontil. wide rim with fire-polished edge and shallow well.

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Oenochoe jug

Blown and tooled pale green glass of jade colour. Disk foot with well-polished pontil. Short stem with ovoid body curving up to constricted neck that opens into a tri-lobed (three spouted) lip. Applied strap handle. No evidence of gilding or other decoration. The green is a typical English colour.

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Plate

Round plate (probably a stand for a water carafe) blown and tooled opaque white opaline glass with thick clear casing to back and black transfer-printed decoration. Well-polished pontil and irregular indentation forming a bump on the base inside. Deep well, the side curving up to a wide rim with a slightly thickened convex edge. Black, transfer-printed decoration including a border of fruiting grape vine with a whimsical central motif of a basket of fruit with gardening hat and bottle suspended from a rod with two floral and leaf festoons. Traces of gilt borders to bottom edge of well and rim.

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Basket vase

Press-moulded and tooled pale turquoise slag glass. formed as a rectangular woven, wicker basket, punched in at the centre where there are a pair of small, rounded handles.

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Vase

Glass, cased with multi-coloured "spangle" decoration

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Vase

Mould-blown and tooled, optic-moulded, amber-brown glass with painted gilt decoration. Integral foot with domed and polished pontil. Nice transparent brown quality with vertical ribs to the inside because the gather was first blown in a ribbed dip mould. Club shape: low-bulbous body (like a garlic bulb) rising to thick cylindrical neck with fire-polished rim. the side painted in relief with a gilt motif of a vine with trumpet blossom having the remains of translucent green paint on it.

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Vase

Cylindrical vase, mould-blown and tooled opaque, white glass with enamel floral decoration. Vertical ribs down the side with a swelling in the body at the middle and rim terminating in short, rounded points. Pontil pushed in and fire-polished on the base.

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Vase

Pair of vases, blown and tooled opaque white glass. Blown in a ribbed mould to create fine, sharp vertical ribs. Spherical bodies with applied spreading foot and long tubular necks slightly everted and fire-polished at the rim. Pairs of vases in English opaque, white glass are not common. The vases are frequently referred to flower bottles. The vertically ribbed design is identified with the shapes of South Staffordshire glass production.

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Cornucopia vase

A wall-hung cornucopia vase, blown and tooled, thick, glossy, opaque white glass. Trumpet form with back of flared opening flattened to comply with the wall and pierced with two holes for hanging. The hollow trumpet tapering down to several tooled knops of glass designed to suggest the mouthpiece.

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Vase

Mould-blown, thin opal glass with enamelled and gilt decoration. Integral foot with polished pontil. Convex band around base and elongated tear-drop shaped body with constricted neck and outward flaring rim with fire-polished edge. Overall matt exterior. Encircled with a band of naturalistic flowers, skillfully painted in matt colours with green and dull blue leaves and stems. Gilt rim with gilt line below. Three fine, black lines from the border around the base.

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Mantle vase

Pair of mantle vases, mould-blown and tooled slightly translucent turquoise glass with acid-etched matt surface and gilding. Integral foot. Elongated ovoid bodies resting on a short spreading foot with convex edge. Very constricted neck, widening at top to small bulbous, rounded funnel form, its rim cut with six large pointed outward - projecting scallops with a wheel-cut edge. This edge, a wide, glossy band on the neck, and the edge of the foot, all glossy and richly gilt.

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Vase

Mould-blown, cased glass with gilding. Three layers of glass: inner casing of opaque, white looking like porcelain; middle, thin layer of turquoise blue; and the thick outer layer of good quality, clear glass. Integral foot. Spreading foot with thick convex edge curving up to constricted short stem, long ovoid body rising to an elongated cylindrical neck which widens considerably toward the rim. Fire-polished pontil and carefully moulded polished rim. Painted with thick matt gilding: horizontal bands to rim and foot with over-design of fruiting grape vines to the body which is left plain and clear with the gilding delineating the outlines.

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Bud vase

Bud vase, triple overlay glass with gilt decoration. Worked in two pieces: body and foot. Body: opaque white over a layer of pale green translucent glass with an inner casing of clear glass. Applied foot of similar green glass but only one colour and solid. Elongated, ovoid body with long, cylindrical neck and flaring, fire-polished rim. White cut through with four elongated ovals down the side and above, between these, on neck, four similar rectangles with rounded ends. Disk foot with cut edge rising to solid inverted trumpet stem with rounded knop. Bevelled edges of cut reserves outlined in gold, Delicate, gold leafy vines suspended from the rectangles cut above. Gilt lines above knop and towards edge of foot. Pontil fire-polished and also cut.

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Vase

Blown and tooled glossy, custard-yellow glass. Made in two pieces. One a spreading, low trumpet foot with disk-shaped knop at top. Small ovoid, lower body rising to a narrow cylinder and widening toward the top with a down-curved rim. Rim has a high ridge and a narrow, upcurving edge. Rough pontil mark under the hollow foot with traces of grey residue. the vase is of classic, simple, English Victorian design and very pleasing.

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Vase

Pair of small vases (not an actual pair as the pattern is the same on both, i.e. not made as a pair) blown and tooled, opaque turquoise glass with enamel and painted decoration. Very geometric teardrop-shaped body with integral foot and short, funnel-shaped neck. Painted on the side in enamels with colour over-painted in oil-based paints, C-shaped arrangement of pink flowers (heather and unidentified) with a small butterfly above. Remains of gilding on the cut rim.

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Vase

Mould-blown and tooled translucent pale, green, glass. Spreading disk foot rising slightly to narrow convex knop. Knop may be a gather used to attach the separate body. Lower vase, ovoid narrowing to a low, rounded dome at the top and then extending to an elongated, tubular neck with flaring trumpet rim. Rim is fire-polished. Pontil worked into the base and fire-polished. No evidence of gilding or other decoration. Evidence of two mould seams (two-part hinged mould) running down the sides of the body.

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Urn

Pair of urns, blown and tooled, translucent, pale, green glass. Made in two pieces. Flower-pot shaped body, slightly bulbous at base with cylindrical side and turned over rim resting on thin, cylindrical stem with flat, round foot. Fire-polished pontil on base. No evidence of decoration. One urn is slightly smaller than the other.

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Baluster vase

Tall, elongated, baluster vase, mould-blown thick, slightly greyish opaque white glass with gold and enamel decoration. the elongated, oval body with a spreading integral foot. Upper body comprising two trumpet forms, the lower one inverted, constricted at centre with two applied and tooled glass convex bands (rings). Around the ovoid middle, three young Grecian ladies, tranfer-printed in black, red, mustard and gold. One is seated on a Klismos chair with an urn; another, standing, dressed in red and holding a bow; and the third, standing and carrying an urn. Boldly painted vivid orange in simple Greek key bands outlined in black around upper and lower sections of the neck and to the lower body. Overall glass surface lightly acid-etched with the rings, and edges of foot and rim left glossy to receive gilding. Base polished and matt with small dome for pontil. Theform and decoration are good examples of the Neo-Greco style. The coloured, transfer-printed figures appear technically similar to Prattware and are in the style of John Flaxman.

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Spill vase

Thick, white alabaster glass with matt exterior finish painted with dull gilding. Plain cylindrical bodies with convex moulding around base and slightly turned-over rim. Bases well-ground flat with an abraded matt finish. Wide bands of rich but not shiny gilding. The vases are of classic, simple English Victorian design and very pleasing.

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