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LABELLED Wedgwood Lilac & Frosted Glass Snail RSW68

LABELLED Wedgwood Lilac & Frosted Glass Snail RSW68
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Product Number: WS13121

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Description

A stunning British lilac / smoky blue and frosted clear glass paperweight sculpture of a snail. Made by Wedgwood, pattern number RSW268 (later SG268). Not factory marked, but still bears the original factory label (very worn). From the range of animals + plants designed by Ronald Stennett-Willson and Paul Miller in the 1970's. This is a very unusual colour combination that I have not seen before. The lilac section is made in Neodymium glass (also known as Alexandrite glass), which changes colour according to different lighting conditions. It appears pinkish lilac in natural sunlight or yellow artificial light, and smoky blue in fluorescent/white light (see pictures). This is due to the presence of Neodymium oxide (Nd²O³) in the glass.

Size

Measures approx 3.25 inches tall by 4.75 inches in diameter at widest point.

Condition

Excellent condition, no chips or cracks.

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