Large - Art Deco Uranium Glass Bowl by Sowerby, England

Not all period green glass will react to UV black light, however there are times when we just need to ‘look at a piece’ to know that it will, and this large bowl is such an example.

It is the pattern number 2616 by Sowerby, England, and as you can see it has been wonderfully molded to reflect the style of the period of Art Deco.

The bowl is relatively large with a diameter of 8.5 inches and it has an overall height 5 inches. The depth of the bowl is also a good size of just under 4 inches, which has made it ideal for me in the past to use as a serving bowl for lime-flavored trifles & similar cold desserts… and BOY, does it turn the heads of my dinner party guests when I flick on the switch of my UV black light!

Glass bowls such as this were intended for use, and there is no reason as to why they cannot be for that purpose today, however as a stand-alone display piece or as a part of larger collection, this bowl stands out from the crowd wherever it is suitably displayed.

Sowerby's Ellison Glass Works Ltd. England, are famous throughout the world for their development and introductions of: Vitro-Porcelain, Milk glass and iridescent Carnival glassware for example, and they were one of the most significant of all press moulded companies of history. John Sowerby established a glass house in 1847 in Gateshead, to manufacture pressed glass only. His son George took over the firm after his death in 1879 and by 1882 the factory had become the largest manufacturer of pressed glass in England. Just like Bagley, for example, Sowerby embraced the Art Deco style and introduced some of the most beautifully designed examples of press molded glass of the period, with this bowl being such an example.

The glass has good thickness, and the mouldings are deep and crisply defined. Arcs, and bands of different sizes, form panels which surround the bowl upon its underside. Further decorative features of tiny-spiral shapes, give an impression of ‘frosting’ to the glass, and then what about the fabulously designed handles of the bowl, which propel the piece yet again into the Art Deco period… It truly is a joy to behold and the condition of the piece is mint & pristine. There are no chips, cracks or flea-bites and the bowl rings like a bell when tapped with a fingernail... it is a stunning example for your collection.

Diameter: 8.5 inches Foot diameter: 4.5 inches Height/depth: 3.75 inches Postage weight: *2k 400g *Postage Discounts are available for this item to overseas (outside of Europe) by request

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