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Art Deco Davidsons Cloud Glass Jar

Art Deco Davidsons Cloud Glass Jar

Regular price $40.00 CAD
Regular price $50.00 CAD Sale price $40.00 CAD
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This jar is so unique and the colours are unlike any glass I’ve come across. 

More of a chocolate satin kinda look! 
Minor wear along the base of the figure but otherwise perfect condition. 

From cloudglass.com: Davidson made more Cloud Glass than any other manufacturer. The majority of Cloud Glass was made in the 'fancy' glassware designs of flower bowls and vases. Only a relatively small amount was made in domestic glassware such plates sugars etc. Of all of the colours made by Davidson Amber is the most common.

From glassencyclopedia.com: 

for a hundred and twenty years George Davidon's glassworks made pressed art glass in the North East of England and exported it all around the world. One of their most successful products was Cloud Glass.

In 1922 Davidson's invented Cloud Glass, a kind of glass with streaks like clouds, which they aptly named "Cloud Glass" (pictured left). It was very popular in the 1920's and 30's.

Cloud Glass was heavy pressed coloured glass with a small amount of darker glass added at the last minute to the molten glass to produce cloud-like streaks. Each piece was hand finished and had its own unique pattern in the glass. It was made in a wide range of shapes in amber, brown, purple, blue, green, orange, & (rarely) in red & grey.

The Davidson glass company had special links with New Zealand & Australia; the founder's brother had emigrated to Australia towards the end of the nineteenth century, and set up trade with England. At one stage a barter system was set up, with shiploads of glass going to New Zealand & Australia in exchange for shiploads of food for Britain. Cloud Glass was exported in large quantities. Many pieces were also taken overseas by emigrating families.

"Amber Cloud Glass" was the first colour in "Cloud Glass" made by Davidson's of Gateshead, followed in 1928 by a transparent version, which Davidson's called "Tortoiseshell".

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