Heading : A Clyne Farquharson for John Walsh signed Albany pattern vase 1940
Date : 1940
Origin : England
Colour : Clear
Body : Split cut leaves on engraved waving stems
Pattern : Leaf
Pontil : Polished
Base : Signed 'Clyne Farquharson NRD 40'
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 19.2cm tall and 14.9cm in diameter
Condition : Very fine
Restoration : None
Weight : 1838 grams
This was by far the most costly of all the leaf type patterns to produce. It cost twenty two shillings when manufactured, the equivalent of £62 today. They retailed for £5 when made, the equivalent of £280 today.
References : British Glass Between the Wars By Dudley Leisure Services – Page 69 Catalogue 119.
Additional Information : This is the epitome of 1940s style. The vase was designed by Clyne Farquharson for the John Walsh Glass Company of England. Farquharson joined the design team at Walsh in 1924 having graduated form the Birmingham school of art. His first dated pieces are from 1936 and he remained with the factory until the end of the Second World War, the company did not restart art glass production after the war ended and closed in 1951. William as he was know before, adopted his grandmothers maiden name 'Clyne' to brand his designs. He was highly regarded by the Walsh factory becoming chief draughtsman at 18 years of age and being given the honour of having his name associated to the pieces he designed.