Info on a maker called Bow?

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by carolgal, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. carolgal

    carolgal Well-Known Member

    hello, your site is a great find. I wonder if you can help me with a couple of vases which I can't trace, the back-stamp seems to be BOW. They seem quite old. There is a windmill and a Dutch looking man but I don't think they are Dutch. vase 1.png 3.png 2.png Any ideas value, company? many thanks.
     
  2. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    Welcome carolgal - To me they look English but it's not my area of expertise. Some of our international friends may be able to help. We have members all over the world so keep checking back for new information.
    Don
     
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  3. carolgal

    carolgal Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's what I thought too. Thanks for replying, my first post and I was not sure if I did it right. Cheers, Carol
     
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  4. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

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  5. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    mmmm...Don't think it's that Bow.
     
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  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised you posted that link, Davey. The company described in that article closed in 1776.
     
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  7. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

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  8. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    Is this airbrushed?
     
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    It's clear from the colorway and decor style that those just posted are by the same maker/decorator as the OP's vase. But making the leap back to the much earlier Bow, I can't justify.
     
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  10. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    I agree with Bakersgma. I thought first quarter 20th century.
    Don
     
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  11. carolgal

    carolgal Well-Known Member

    Thank you all so much for identifying the vases, Davey, they are exactly the same as the ones on Ebay bar the design. I had searched Ebay etc but the ones you showed did not come up just some very ornate ones which seemed quite different. And so interesting to see the history of the company, I had no idea Ireland was involved in porcelain so early so I thought they may be British, delighted. The only difference seems to be that the bottom is glazed whereas the early ones I have found now don't seem to be so maybe a later make. I have a small site on Etsy and just love it but sometimes get stuck on something and spend literally days searching without success. I am delighted, these have been hanging around for months and I put them up for sale for 20 quid to get rid of them!!!!! (quickly removed now while I have a think:) Very grateful indeed. I know a little about a lot, so wonderful to find this site. Thank you all!
     
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  12. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It is definitely not "the" Bow. That was wonderful fine porcelain and bone china, hand decorated. Rare as hen's teeth too. This vase is transfer print pottery with air brushing, and a bit of hand embellishment.

    Yours is 1910s to 20s, and the BOW is a pattern/shape name. I'm trying to remember who did those swallows on the Ebay ones, but my brain is too hot. Dutch motifs were common here in the early 20th. Anyhow, it's one of the Staffordshire makers. (Beswick?)

    That Ebay seller is,shall we say, optimistic. Or deranged, not sure which. I've seen similar vases here for about the fifteen quid mark and I'd expect to pay five to ten for a pair at a car boot. Sorry!
     
  13. carolgal

    carolgal Well-Known Member

    That’s ok, I don’t mind about the price, will try for 30 quid. The value for me was finding out what the damn things were, I have a pair. And finding this site wowie!!! Now for my other exhaustively researched mysteries...
     
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  14. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Bring them on, we like mysteries
     
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  15. janetpjohn

    janetpjohn Well-Known Member

    Unless I'm missing something, you still haven't found out who made them.
     
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  16. carolgal

    carolgal Well-Known Member

    Well no, but hey they are not 'treasure' so I can let them go and move on.... I think what bear said fits, they are a nice shape but transfer printed fits okay and quality not fine. So I'm happy with that. Can sell as two oldish vases with bow on the bottom rather than claiming they are made by bow. Would hate that:)
     
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  17. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

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  18. carolgal

    carolgal Well-Known Member

    Thanks Don, looks like the same blue all right. Rather than treasure mine are junk eh? Sad though.............age and survival should count for something... in most things:)
     
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  19. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    I thought they were rather attractive when I bought them but my taste can be a little offbeat. Rather than junk I prefer to think of them as "out of fashion at the moment". ;)
    Don
     
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  20. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Carol, that sentiment brought a smile to my face!
     
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