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Stuart & Sons

Red House Glassworks – Stuart and Sons, 1883 - 1936

 Cased Glass rose bowls

On April 29, 1881, Frederick Stuart leased the Red House Glassworks.  In 1883, he formed a partnership with William Henry Stuart, Frederick Stuart Jr., Robert Stuart, Arthur Stuart and George Stuart.  He also made allowances for his son Walter Mansfield Stuart.

In December of 1885, William George Webb and Edward Webb renewed the lease of Red House Glassworks with Stuart & Sons.

In 1897, Frederick Stuart, then 82, retired.  He was paid 10% interest per year of the balance due his buyout.  The new partners were William Henry Stuart, Frederick Stuart, Jr., Robert Stuart, Walter Mansfield Stuart and Samuel Mansfield Stuart and allowances were made for William Henry Stuart’s son Charles.  Arthur and George Stuart (brothers) had died. 

In 1911, Stuart & Sons was incorporated as a limited company.  The outbreak of the First World War stopped any additional advancement in glassmaking.

In 1936, the furnace was allowed to go cold ending glass production for the final time at Red House Glassworks.  Stuart & Sons transferred all work to a new factory built at the old White House Glassworks.

In 1966, Stuart & Sons Ltd. opened a new factory at Aberbargoed in South Wales.

In 1995, Stuart Strathearn became the target of a takeover by Waterford Wedgwood.  Waterford succeeded in their takeover bid.  Due to the foreign competition and the high value of the pound, all glass production ceased in 2001 with over a hundred employees losing their jobs.  The following year the cutting and polishing shops closed. 

 

Stuart and Sons Case Glass  

    Below is a Cased Satin Glass Rose Bowl, Cir. 1885. The over Case is Pale green to slightly darker green top over a cream glass interior glass. Bowl is finished with 6 crimps in a typical Stuart & Sons shape. The body of the bowl is finished with clear glass rigaree (appliqué glass) of 3 festoons, a small raspberry prunt and drop trails. The bowl is supported on three glass ribbed shell feet.

For detail photos click this Green Link (Footed with Ringaree).

 

Same as above except the over Case is pink to slightly darker pink top over a cream glass interior glass. 

Photo courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd.

 

Again same bowl and finished with satin glass rigaree (appliqué glass) of 3 festoons, a small raspberry prunt and drop trails.  The bowl is supported on three glass ribbed shell feet.  This looks like Air Tap (MOP) but is not.  The over Case glass is light green over a cream base glass interior.  The pseudo Air Trap look is accomplished by heave acid etching with making material in place creating the fake Air Trap pattern.   This is an interesting rose bowl.                 

Photo courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd.

 

Below is a Cased Glass Rose Bowl, the over Case is red glass over a white glass interior glass. Bowl is finished with out crimps. The body of the bowl is finished with clear glass rigaree (appliqué glass) of 3 festoons and thee raspberries on the side above the festoons. The bowl is supported on three glass ribbed shell feet.  ca. 1885

 

 

Below is a Tri Cased Glass Rose Bowl. The over Case Clear glass over the second case is Pale green to slightly darker green top over a cream glass interior glass. Bowl is finished with 6 crimps in with a typical Stuart & Sons crimp.  The body of the bowl is a know S & S design.  It is finished with clear glass rigaree (appliqué glass) veining, leaves and the normal S & S flowers.  The rose bowl has a small raspberry prunt and veining ending in thee loop feet.  The bowl is supported on three glass ribbed shell feet.

  

 

Below is a Tri Cased Glass Rose Bowl. The over Case Clear glass over the second case is pink to slightly darker pink top over a cream glass interior glass.  Bowl is finished with 6 crimps in with a typical Stuart & Sons crimp.  The body of the bowl is a know S & S design.  It is finished with clear glass rigaree (appliqué glass) veining, leaves and the normal S & S flowers.  The rose bowl has a small raspberry prunt and veining ending in thee loop feet.  The bowl is supported on three glass ribbed shell feet.

Photo courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd.

 

Below is a Satin Cased Glass Rose Bowl. The over Case Clear glass over the second case is pink to slightly darker pink top over a cream glass interior glass.  Bowl is finished with 6 crimps in with a typical Stuart & Sons crimp.  The body of the bowl is a know S & S design.  It is finished with clear glass rigaree (appliqué glass) veining, leaves and the normal S & S flowers.  The rose bowl has a small raspberry prunt and veining ending in thee loop feet.  The bowl is supported on three glass ribbed shell feet.  This is rather plain rose bowl verses the first two.

Photo courtesy of Fieldings Auctioneers Ltd.

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