This pressed glass bowl was made by Greener & Co, in Sunderland. It is shown in The Pottery Gazette supplemental pages from April 1887, pattern number 2007. The range produced in this pattern was quite extensive. The supplement included two pages devoted to the design. In addition to plates and bowls, the range included salvers, butters, sugars & creams, celery vase, biscuit box and sweet dishes in various shapes. In addition to the amber coloured plate shown, the pattern was also produced in clear and blue glass. The pattern is almost identical to 2006, which is also shown in the supplemental pages, however 2006 only has the star and button design, without the panels.
In shape, this bowl is quite large but flat, measuring 10¼” in diameter and standing 2″ tall. The sides gently curve up from the circular ring, which forms the base.
The design on the bottom of the bowl is quite intricate, formed of sectioned stars and buttons. This pattern is enlarged and used as panels on the sides of the dish, seperated by smooth ridged sections.
In the central star on the base the companies trademark is visible. This is a demi rampant lion holding a halberd, or in more modern terms, the top half of a lion who is rearing up and holding an axe! Greener & Co used this trademark from 1885, until around 1900.1
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