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A Stevens Williams Jack In The Pulpit Uranium Glass Foot c1885

Heading : A "Jack In The Pulpit" vase
Date : c1885
Period : Victoria
Origin : Brierley Hill, Stourbridge, England
Colour : Opaline and citron
Body : Cranberry glass cased in clear glass. Uranium glass fmoulded petal foot
Glass Type : Lead
Size : 22cms tall
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight : 197 grams

The term "Jack in the pulpit" was first used by Louis Tiffany to describe this form. The plant from which it takes its name is an American native. In Britain plants of the arum genus such as "Lords and ladies" , "cuckoo pint" and "bog arum" are all widely known.  Stevens and Williams first used this distinctive shape as early as 1850 a full quarter of a century before the first American examples and thus, by rights, they should not be described as "jack in the pulpit" at all.

The spathe on these examples has two points, on all American forms it has a single point as both emulate the native species. Stevens and Williams under the artistic guidance of Northwood and later Carder used a vast palette of colours from the 1870s to the turn of the century.

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  • Product Code: 2019100929
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