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Stevens and Williams

 Mat-Su-No-Ke also Matsu-No-kee

Rd #15353 registered on October 18, 1884 by Stevens and Williams

 

Below is a Tri Cased Glass Egg shaped (Ovid) Mat Su with large Box Crimp Pleats, with clear vines and florets with proper Rd #15353 in longhand on the bottom of the rose bowl in conjunction with the proper double domed extended raspberry prunt.  This is a rare Mat-Su simple do to the fact it is Tri Cased Glass.  This means it has a third clear glass coat over the second blue cased glass which is over the pastel interior base glass.  You will see a Tri Cased Mat-Su-No-Ke maybe one in ten or 10%.  Every additional layer of glass, exponentially increases the complexity of the manufacture.  After all casing is finished then the clear glass rigaree also known as Appliqué work must be applied.  This includes the florets, vines, and feet.  After the final assembly the glass had to survive tempering in the lehrs, (annealing oven).            

    

           

Photos Courtesy of the Candice and John Scherz Collection

 

Non Cased Glass, i.e. transparent Cranberry Glass Egg shaped (Ovid) Mat Su with large Box Crimp Pleats, with clear vines and florets with proper Rd #15353 in longhand on the bottom of the roe bowl in conjunctions with the proper double domed extended raspberry prunt.  

 

               

 

Satin Cased Glass Squat form, robin’s egg blue interior base glass with butterscotch to caramel exterior Cased Glass with large Box Crimp Pleats, with clear vines and florets.  With a faint Rd #15353  in longhand which can not be seen on the bottom of the rose bowl in the photo but it exists.  It has the proper doubled extended raspberry prunt.  

 Photos courtesy of Woody Auctions

 

A clear Cased Glass Squat form rose bowl very similar to the one above. It also has robin’s egg blue interior base glass with butterscotch to caramel exterior Cased Glass with large Box Crimp Pleats, with clear vines and florets.  With a faint Rd #15353 in longhand which can not be seen on the bottom of the rose bowl in the photo but it exists.  It has the proper doubled extended raspberry prunt.

 

  

 

The left rose bowl is a single glass (non-Cased Glass).  The right rose bowl is Tri Cased Glass being robin’s egg blue interior base glass with butterscotch to caramel exterior second Cased Glass and then a top clear Cased glass with small Box Crimp Pleats.  Both have proper Rd# and prunts.

    

  Photos Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers

 

Below is a Cased Glass pastel interior base glass with butterscotch exterior Case Glass with large Box Crimp Pleats, with clear vines and florets.  It has the proper Rd #15353 in longhand on the bottom of the rose bowl.  It also has the proper doubled domed extended raspberry prunt.  

Photos Courtesy of Norma Naber's Collections

 

Below a Stevens and Williams Mat Su, in single glass (non cased) with simple crimps with Rustic Pattern Ball feet.  One could call this a basket because of the vines over the top of the bowl. Yet is more decorative than functional as handles.  This rose bowl though highly complex, somewhat appears as a end of production run line item.  It shows changes to simplify the manufacturing process, such as the Rustic Ball Pattern feet, and that fact it is single glass no cased.  Then again it may just be a different design.       

Photos Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, LTD.

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