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Stevens and Williams    

Verre de Soie / Pompeian Swirl

 

     In 1886 Stevens and Williams received a registration for a Pear Satin Glass Called Verre de Soie which was developed by Frederick Carder.  This glass pattern is what we would call Mother of Pearl (MOP) in the USA and our British counterparts would call Air Trap.  Previously Air Trap Glass was patened by Benjamin Richardson in 1857 with a technique being know long before the Richardson's Patent.  Stevens and Williams / Carder's glass item was made entire of a spiral shape MOP.  The surface was treated with acid to make a satin glass finish.  I believe an example of this glass is what we today call Pompeian Swirl.  MOP or Air Trap glass was popular form 1811 on.   

Below is a nice Cased Satin Glass, Air Trap rose bowl with an unusual crimp patter.  This rose bow is often found in this S&W color which I call Butterscotch.  t has a pastel base glass interior and a butterscotch colored Case Glass exterior.  By strict definition this is not a rose bowl but a vase since the crimps due not bend in.  This crimp pattern was used by Stevens and Williams on several different lines of glass, including Osiris on Pattern #12253.  It is the same bowl shape also and crimp. 

 

 

This is the same shape rose bowl as the previous one but is in a different color and a slightly different, less propounded crimp.  In the Osiris line (which this is not Osiris) this same bowl shape  and crimp would be like Pattern #12260.

 

A Cased Satin Glass rose bowl in a squat form which is a more traditional form of a rose bowl, with pastel base glass interior and a butterscotch color Cased Glass exterior and large Box Crimp Pleats.  In the Osiris line the shape of this bowl and crimp would be like Pattern #12269.

 

A Cased Satin Glass rose bowl with in the Stevens and Williams Robins Eggs blue interior (base glass) with a copper colored exterior (Cased Glass) and large Box Crimp Pleats.  In Osiris line this bowl shape and crimp would be like Pattern #12240.

 

This is actually a center bowl, not a rose bowl but it complies with the definition of a rose bowl, so I included for the readerís review.  One might think it is a Mat-Su-No-Ke because it has many of the characteristics of a true Mat Su but it is not.  I am sure this center bowl was made by Sevens and Williams.  It is Air Trap (MOP) with small box crimp.  While it does have the flowers and a prunt, the flowers are not the proper Florets for a Mat Su and it has no Rd #, therefore it is not a Mat Su.   It is still a beautiful piece of glass.   

 

(In research)

 

(In research)

A Squat form, Cased Satin Glass Air Trap rose bowl with an unusual crimp pattern and applied glass rigaree, also know as Applique glass veining and flowers.     There is apossbility this was produce by Harrach.  Me must see if we can find a S&W Pattern or Harrach Patten Number.

 

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