18/1998

Collection

Glass

Brief description

Clear glass hyacinth vase with a bulbous rim with six applied green and yellow bosses in the form of pansy heads, possibly made by John Walsh Walsh Ltd., Birmingham, c.1900-1920.

Object name

vase
hyacinth vase

Object number

18/1998

Location

On Display

Production date

c.1900-1920 (manufactured)

Period

Twentieth century (1900-1999)

Material

glass

Technique

blown

Physical description

Hyacinth vase of tapering cylindrical form with bulbous rim. It is made of clear glass with six green and greeny yellow applied prunts around the top embossed with a pansy motif. These prunts are placed on clear glass bosses which trail into clear ribs or stems down the side of the vase vertically to the base.

Dimensions

Height: 15cm

Website keywords

Decoration and furnishings
house plants and cut flowers

Label

Caption for Exploring 20th Century London website:
Attributing pieces to the London glassworks factory Whitefriars is not always a very exact science. This hyacinth vase has a look of Whitefriars, and a sketchbook of Harry Powell's illustrates similar embossed prunts (the yellow/green blobs of glass) and trailing stems, as here where a clear stem of glass trails down the vase. However, it has no exact match and it is more likely to have been made by John Walsh Walsh of Birmingham. The glass making industry in England was traditionally located in the West Midlands, and although London-based Whitefriars is canonised as the more creative firm, ideas, designs and techniques flowed between the two centres, sometimes making individual pieces difficult to distinguish.
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