Bowl; clear glass; deep.
- 1880-1920 (circa)
- Factory in: Tudor Street (no.26)
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Greater London,London,City of London,Tudor Street)
- Diameter: 10.6 centimetres
See also 1991,0703.1-20
Text from J. Rudoe, 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950', revised ed. 1994, no. 418.
For information about James Powell & Sons and Whitefriars Glass see J. Rudoe 1991, 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950', Cat, 234-43 and 349.
J. Rudoe 1994, revised ed. of 'Decorative Arts 1850-1950', says that Cat. nos. 409-22 were acquired from Harry Powell's grand-daughter Dr Audrey Baker. They were his own table glasses, many of which he designed himself and have remained in the family since his death in 1922. In common with most Powell glass, none of these pieces is marked, and so the provenance is of particular significance.
Finger-bowls were a common feature of late nineteenth-century place settings, (see Mrs Loftie, 'The Dining Room', London 1878, 102-3). This finger-bowl appears in the Museum of London photograph albumas model number 1245, selling at 16s a dozen. It remained popular and appears in Whitefriars' catalogues of the late 1930s.
Audrey Baker(b.1908) is the granddaughter of Harry Powell(1853-1922); she inherited the glass from her mother who inherited it from Harry Powell, who ran the firm from 1874 until his death.
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