Matthew Turnbull Pattern Book

The Tyne and Wear archive hold advertising and catalogue pages from Matthew Turnbull & Co., Sunderland, that date back to approximately 1950. There are eighteen pages with examples of glassware produced, including the following ranges. No information is given relating to the range of colours available.

Phillip “101” Range

Round Salad
Square Dish
Round Dish

Georgian “105” Range

Plate
Footed Salad
Creams
Sugars
Vase
Celery Vases
Round Dish

Sandringham “112” Range

Comport
Oval Dish
Cream
Sugar
Round Salt
Oval Salt
Round Dish
Vase

Cornwall “113” Range

Crimp Dish
Shallow Dish
Cream
Sweet
Sugar
Honey

Stewart “121” Range

Comport
Footed Sugar
Covered Butter
Crimp Dish
Oval Dish
Sugar
Cream

Olympia “123” Range

Footed Salver
Footed Sugar
Square Dish
Round Dish

Standard “476” Range

Fruit Set – 7 Piece
Fruit Set – 14 Piece
Plate

Hanover “480” Range

Basket
Plate
Bowl

Campbell “484” Range

Comport
Bowl

Windor “504” Range

Sugar
Cream
Crimp Sugar
Tall Sugar
Posy Bowl and Block
Water Jug
Tumbler

Regal “511” Range

Footed Salad
Footed Biscuit
Footed Sugar
Footed Comport

Saturn “543” Range

Fruit Set
Sugar
Cream

Mercury “544” Range

Fruit Set
Crimp Dish
Salad Bowl

In addition to these ranges, various flower blocks, ash trays, sundry bowls, butters and sweets are included. Some are given with names and numbers, as if to indicate a larger range was available in that pattern.

N.B. The Tyne and Wear archive have been conducting maintenance on their archives catalogue which means the Matthew Turnbull catalogue is not always available to view online. However it should be available to view in person.

The following link should lead to the Tyne & Wear Archives Matthew Turnbull Catalogue

2 comments

  1. Thank you for posting this additional information. As you say the Tyne and Wear Archive is frustratingly unavailable for online access at present. My query was about the 504 range, which is known at least to Carnival Glass collectors as “Towers”, and has previously been attributed variously to both Sowerby and Davidson. Do you know it the Turnbull pattern book page shows images of the other shapes listed? It is only identified in Carnival glass in this one posy vase shape with a frog insert, but it is possible that some of the other shapes exist in Carnival but are not currently being identified as belonging to the same range.

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    • Hello David,

      Yes, the items I listed all have images in the catalogue & advertising pages. Interestingly, the sugars and cream have columns of, what appear to be, hobnails between the patterned points. The catalogue and advertising pages are around 1950’s, I’m not sure if Turnbull was still producing carnival glass at that point. I’ve yet to locate any of the range with the additional patterning, in any colour glass.

      Davidson definitely produced the posy vase in the 1960’s. There is an advertising leaflet which shows the vase was produced in flint and ruby. Additionally, there is another vase on the same leaflet, referenced as MT2, which would suggest another Turnbull design, but one I have not seen in any Turnbull advertisements or catalogue pages.

      Best wishes,
      Lindsey

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