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Stevens and Williams 

Pull-up Glass Unnamed, Maze Vandyke & Tapestry Patterns

Pattern #s   ca. 1887

From Stevens and Williams Design Book

 

     In 1885 John Northwood (I) received a Paten for his "Pull-up Machine as well as a Paten for "Spring Pinchers and a stamping device that allowed for quick application of flowers or rosettes.  He was Stevens and Williams' "Works & Artistic Manger" form 1862 until 1901.  By 1887 Stevens and William has dozens of Pull-up glass designs. This suggest they had work out all of the problems of Northwood's Pull-up Machine.     

Due Northwood’s ill health Frederick Carder was appointed chief designer in 1901.  John Northwood died in 1902 at the age of 65.  When  Carder took over from Northwood it marked the end of what is known as Stevens and Williams “Fancy Period.”  

 

Below is a Case Glass Pull-up rose bowl in a know Stevens and Williams form with their typical large Box Pleat Crimps with a straight vertical pull-up pattern.  The rose bowl's nominal dimension are 6" H x 4 1/4".

 

 

 

These two bowls below are Stevens and Williams manufactured and neither are Mat Su.  The one on the left is a rose bowl while the one on the right has handles making it a basket.  Note the bowl in basket is a common rose bowl shape.   The rose bowl on the left has several features of a Mat Su while the basket on the right does not.  Both have flowers but they are not correct style and they are not clear but have color.  Note the vines are not clear or frosted glass they are amber.  Neither, the rose bowl on the left or the basket on the right has the proper Rd #. The one on the left has a prunt but he one on the right does not.  Again both are  straight vertical pull-up patterns. 

 

Photos Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, Ltd.

 

The two bowls below are Stevens and Williams manufactured, neither are Rose Bowls.  The top one is a Vase and the bottom one is a basket.  Both have applied legs and clear rigarre (Appliqué glass applied to the crimped lip.  Again both have a straight Vertical pull-up pattern.

Photos Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, Ltd.

 

 

 

Maze Vandyke

The two rose bowls below are Stevens & Williams manufacture.  They fall into the category of Pull-up Glass it is know as “Maze Vandyke” which is given its name from the zigzag mold pattern design.  Maze Vandyke is  listed in the S&W’s Pattern Book 11 as Pattern #12622.  The Rose Bowl bellow is Maze Vandyke but not Pattern #12622, dated June 1887.  Pattern #12622 is of a rose bowl in the Maze Vandyke pattern but with a different shape.  It is has the typical rose bowl shape of a flat bottom and box crimps. 

Maze Vandyke was produced in various colors like crystal and ruby. The molded pattern was covered in pulled up threads they added the word "Maze".  The threading would have been applied and pulled up in the pull-up machine.  The bowl would then be formed and blown into the zigzag mould to create the pattern.  Some times these bowl are mistakenly called Osiris rose bowls but the true Osiris has a significant spiral to the pull glass overcoat.  You will note the Vandykes are more or less straight up and down.  They do not have a significant spiral.   See our Osiris Rose Bowl section.  Also note the sloppy crimps, approximately 5” H with a basic straight vertical pull-up pattern.

Maze Vandyke Patter # (researching)

Photos Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, Ltd.

 

Maze Vandyke Patter # (researching)

Photos Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, Ltd.

 

A late 19th Century Stevens & Williams Tapestry pattern rose bowl (Pattern #12341) of spherical form with a wave crimped rim, cased in satin clear crystal over a lime green and opal (Tri Cased), internally decorated with quilted air trap repeat loops over a pulled pattern ground, with an approximate width of 6 1/4” with a basic straight Vertical pull-up pattern.  As a not in the July 1, 1887 copy of the Pottery Gazette, on a full page Stevens and Williams advertisement, it states Tapestry Glass -"Registered.  Also Registered as a Trade Mark." 

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Again a  late 19th Century Stevens & Williams Tapestry pattern rose bowl (Pattern # researching) of spherical form with a crimped rim, cased in satin clear crystal over a orangeish and opal (Tri Cased), internally decorated with quilted air trap repeat loops over a pulled pattern ground, with an approximate width of 6 1/4” with a basic straight Vertical pull-up pattern.  As a not in the July 1, 1887 copy of the Pottery Gazette, on a full page Stevens and Williams advertisement, it states Tapestry Glass -"Registered.  Also Registered as a Trade Mark." 

Photo Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, Ltd.

 

Another late 19th Century Stevens & Williams Tapestry pattern rose bowl.

Photo Courtesy of Kovels

Another late 19th Century Stevens & Williams Tapestry pattern rose bowl.

Photo Courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers, Ltd.

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