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Post by lindylou08 on August 3rd 2013, 5:01 pm

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I was sure this vase is by Dartington but I've searched but can't find it.  Someone on here , I'm sure, will be able to identify it easily and its approximate age. Not even sure if its a vase or a candle holder - 18cm high.




Not a brilliant photo but such a distinctive form, I'm sure it's easily recognisable .
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Re: Canadian glass vase

Post by Eclectic-Dorset on August 3rd 2013, 5:43 pm

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Post by lindylou08 on August 3rd 2013, 6:22 pm

Thanks for that.
I had a quick look at Ravenhead stuff but didn't see it:sign23: Shrugs 
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Post by NaomiM on August 3rd 2013, 9:26 pm

I have one. It's called a 'cactus vase'. I've seen it attributed to both Ravenhead and Dartington glass. Until I see a box with a manufacturers name and picture of the vase I'm not going to say its one or t'other.

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Post by lindylou08 on August 3rd 2013, 9:58 pm

I found a couple on Ebay stating they were Ravenhead, pattern name 'Flair', Late 70s early 80s and designed by Alexander Hardie Williamson.
Also here is a link
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,22282.0.html
 If you read through the replies the question arises as to whether its Lasisepat and if you do a Google image search up it comes !! Wah 
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Post by beedragon on August 3rd 2013, 11:22 pm

I just found a Ravenhead Flair bowl this week. After the same confusion - Ravenhead, Dartington, Lasisepat? - I found an eBay seller with one and the original box was also in the listing. It has two 'layers' of petals around the edge. I started a Ravenhead thread in the British glass area.
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Post by lindylou08 on August 4th 2013, 10:29 am

Hi
Could you post an image of your bowl/vase please. Mine doesn't have 'two layers of petals', a single layer but in groups of three of differing heights. I'd like to compare them.

Thanks for your interest, it surprises me they are not more in demand - great shape AND vintage !! ( if it turns out they were produced in the 70s)
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Post by studio-pots on August 4th 2013, 11:17 am

Although I don't have much interest in glass these days the confusion might be caused by the fact that there are a number of very similar designs around which were more than likely produced by different manufacturers.

When I saw the thumbnail above I thought that it was a design that I was familiar with but expanding it showed that it was different, although similar.

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Post by beedragon on August 4th 2013, 12:33 pm

[quote="lindylou08"]Hi
Could you post an image of your bowl/vase please.  Mine doesn't have 'two layers of petals', a single layer but in groups of three of differing heights. I'd like to compare them.

Thanks for your interest, it surprises me they are not more in demand - great shape AND vintage !! ( if it turns out they were produced in the 70s)[/quote

A picture of my bowl is in the British Glass - Ravenhead section of this forum.
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Post by lindylou08 on August 5th 2013, 9:51 pm

As it happens I also have a bowl like the one you've posted !
It is different to the one in question. I assume there were several designs in the 'Flair' range .
So that's solved - unless of course it turns out to be Lasisepat !!!
I agree with NaomiM I'll need to see one complete with its box ( with an illustration so that it's beyond doubt Frustrated )
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Post by NaomiM on August 5th 2013, 10:31 pm

I very much doubt the vase is part of the 'Flair' range, although I see on the Glassmessages thread that they attribute it to Ravenhead Flair. Seems they contacted Dartington and it's not one of their designs. The finish on it does seen more like Ravenhead, but which pattern is still in doubt.

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Post by beedragon on August 6th 2013, 1:18 am

This is the Ravenhead "Flair" bowl (confirmed by viewing one on eBay with box showing name)

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Post by lindylou08 on August 6th 2013, 8:03 am

Yes, as I say I've got one of those. I'll just have to keep on looking for proof of the manufacturer of the mystery one.
Thanks all for your thoughts
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Post by lindylou08 on August 6th 2013, 8:03 am

Yes, as I say I've got one of those. I'll just have to keep on looking for proof of the manufacturer of the mystery one.
Thanks all for your thoughts
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Post by beedragon on August 10th 2013, 5:34 pm

Mystery maybe partially solved. I found this bowl today:



Same 'cactus' shape as the first image in this thread but it has a sticker ... hard to see and hard to read without a magnifying glass but you should be able to see a clear triangular sticker in this pic. It reads "Handmade in Canada Lyric" and there is a logo but my camera isn't good enough to pick up the details. The logo sort of looks like a wide c or backwards j with a circle inside the hooked part. I tried googling but couldn't find it.

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Post by beedragon on August 11th 2013, 12:15 am

Slightly better shot of the sticker



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Post by NaomiM on August 11th 2013, 12:50 am

While there are similarities, there are also differences, so I don't think it's a definitive ID. It might be a Canadian company copying a popular British design. And the cactus vase at the opening post is so ubiquitous I think, if it had been made by the same Canadian company, there would be examples of it online with this label.

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Post by beedragon on August 11th 2013, 1:40 am

I can see where not too many examples with labels might exist since the label is actually on the inside of the bowl and, at first, I thought it was a bit of sticky tape. I had to put on my reading glasses and use a magnifying glass to read it.

I do see that the points on the 'petals' in the first bowl seem to be quite a bit longer than the points on my bowl.
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Post by NaomiM on August 11th 2013, 12:19 pm

Your bowl also has 'lines'' down the petals, which the unidentified one doesn't have .

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Post by lindylou08 on August 11th 2013, 6:20 pm

I emailed Rayware who took over Ravenhead in 2000 to see if they could help. Apparently they have no references to discontinued patterns.
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Re: Canadian glass vase

Post by rosieposie on November 27th 2015, 1:41 pm

Here is the answer to your questions:
The one with the sticker is Ravenhead.... remember, stickers can be transplanted, accidentally or intentionally. :) I have both the small and the large 'cactus' style vases in their boxes. They are the Ravenhead Flair range and the large one is called a Table Vase, the smaller one a Lotus vase. I have tried to upload pictures of my collection,  including those in their boxes,  but all to no avail.  Can anyone help me how to do this please? :)

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,22282.90.html     scroll down on page 10 of this thread to see a  few pictures of my boxes and glass.
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