> Through the looking glass : stuart crystal collecting ,including reference links and pictures

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I have written this blog mainly through my interest of Stuart crystal. After being at home with my daughter I started to use my computer more often and I started selling my stuff on eBay which lead me to buying Stuart crystal from the art deco period with the Stratford rings. After searching the web for more information on this style I found there is not much information around. So I started to write this site which includes pictures of my collection and some of my other interests. As I collect more I will be adding other pictures as well (I'm sure other designs will creep in).

I have had several questions regarding the value of Stuart Crystal glasses, I'm sorry I am unable to give valuations as I am a private collector, and I do not have that knowlege. I have picked Stuart glasses up from as little as 20p up to a few pounds So they are worth whatever people are prepared to pay!

So I hope you enjoy reading my site, find some of my posts interesting and the pictures are a useful reference.

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IS IT OR ISN'T IT A STUART CRYSTAL?????



I'd love to know If its a Stuart crystal, I found this (grapefruit dish,I think) in a little shop in a market hall.
The bowl is a lovely colour, luster pink (a little bit paler pink than the picture shows). It has the same rings around the base of the bowl as the Stuart 'Stratford rings' from around the art deco period. the foot is clear. It is god condition with the exception of two small nibbles on the rim (unfortunately, but I only paid 50p for it!). It stands approx 9cm tall by 10cm across the rim. Its not marked but if you look close up its not perfect. I know Stuart didn't mark anything if it was not a first in quality. It does have a lovely sound when pinged (I'm sure crystal).
So to sum up, do any you know if it is???
I would be grateful of any thing you can tell me???

This is a spectacular item, This dish is unmarked (There are a couple of bubbles in the glass I'm assuming that's why it isn't marked), I'm sure its a Stuart. It has the Stuart stepped rings (Stratford), also a ground pontil. Most likely there were originally six sundae dishes that accompanied it. It was a real find at a car boot for next to nothing (lucky for me a great item for my collection).

It stands 14cm and is 19.5 cm wide across the rim.



Wow, My sister and I went to a car boot, after parking the car, at the first stall we came to we noticed two old Victorian arm chairs, one of the arms of the chairs looked broken,stupidly I touched it oops! It all fell off! Embarrassingly as I was trying to put it back together, I heard a voice saying "No matter luv it is broken so you can have them for a fiver the pair!" I heard my sister talking to the man and I turned round, it was someone we knew. So we snapped his hand off. What a bargain! (£2.50 each).
They needed work but we could sort them out! Unfortuneatly we then had to ask him to bring them home for us (they wouldn't fit in my car). He agreed.


They are now sitting in my front room and my little girl loves them, she sits on them all the time. I would love to keep them but I really do not have the space.


So now we have to restore them (not to much work I hope!.). They need recovering and as luck would have it my sister has some lovely green velvet and we know a man that does re-upholstery as a hobby. So now we are waiting to see how much he will charge (not to much we hope!).


I did go to the car boot hoping to find some Stuart crystal, but Alas no!, but I do hope these chairs turn out to be worth it.
Watch out for my next blog to see how these two ugly ducklings turn out!!!

ONE AMBER PORT GLASS

This glass is slightly different in size from the other ones I have. It has a straight stem.

This glass stands 9cm and is 6.25cm across the rim.





FOUR CUT SUNDAE DISHES

These catch the light beauutifully.

They stand 6cm and are 11cm across the rim.



AMBER WATER JUG WITH FOUR TUMBLERS

The tumblers are marked but unfortunately the jug hasn't. But a lovely set.




TURQUOISE COLLECTION

This collection comprises of a water jug, 4 large tumblers,2 smaller tumblers and a cocktail glass.

Unmarked.




, TWO AMBER SUNDAE DISHES

Made of quite thick crystal.

They stand 6.5cm and are 10.75cm on the rim.


THREE 'STARTIME' GLASSES

The stars are cut into the crystal with quite thick stems and wide bowls.

They stand 9cm and 10.5cm wide at the rim.




SIX AMBER PORT GLASSES

This set of glasses have straight stems.

They stand 10cm and are 5.5cm wide at the rim.






THREE AMBER COCKTAIL GLASSES

These glasses have very wide bowls and a shaped stem.Probably cocktail/champagne glasses. Or maybe sweet dishes.

They stand 9cm and are 10.5cm across the rim.







THREE GREEN SHERRY GLASSES

These glasses have smooth stems.

They stand 9.5cm and are 6.5cm across the rim.








THREE GREEN GOBLETS

These glasses are stunning they have large bowls and shaped stems.

They stand 12cm and are 9cm across the rim.







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