Mid Century Ice Glass Decorative Serving Bowl by Ravenhead Topaz Pattern Clear Icy Frozen Glacial Glacier MCM Art Glass Tableware Serveware


This textured art glass "Topaz" large serving bowl was designed by John Clappison (famous for his work at Hornsea Pottery) for Ravenhead Glass in the UK between 1972 and 1976. Clappison also designed Barmasters, Elegance, White Fire, Topaz, Icelantic, Olympiad etc. and also refined and developed Hardie Williamson's Siesta range for Ravenhead. The Topaz pattern consists of vertical striations with textured undersides in a geological pattern - evocative of the ice, bark, or icicle textured glass made popular by many Scandinavian and Finnish glass producers. Possibly inspired by the work of Tapio Wirkkala.

Ravenhead dates back to a factory based at St Helens in North West England in 1842, an area renowned for its glassmaking. Primarily producing bottles, Ravenhead in the 1930s branched out into domestic tableware such as bowls, jugs and drinking glasses. This bowl measures 8 1/4 inches outside diameter and 3 1/4 inches in height.

Condition: This decorative serving bowl is in excellent preloved vintage condition! A couple of air bubbles in the glass from when it was manufactured. Please refer to the pictures as they are a part of the description. If you have any concerns about the condition or you require more detail I can provide additional photographs on request.

Please note that all sales on vintage/antique items are final. There are no cancellations once your shipment has been received by the post office and there are no returns or exchanges. If you have any questions prior to shipping please reach out and I would be happy to help. When purchasing multiple items from CrystallineEraVTG, I will combine shipping and refund the difference once the shipping label has been purchased.

More info on Ravenhead:

"In the 1970s, Ravenhead was in its hey-day. It was the largest maker of table glass in the UK and was exporting to over 100 countries, producing 200 million glasses per year. During this time, leading designers created much-loved ranges such as Topaz, Siesta, Barmaster, Elegance, White Fire, Apollo & Solar. In 1973, Ravenhead produced the well-known blue Vicks pots and Milk of Magnesia bottles for the pharmaceutical industry. Thanks to Ravenhead’s first TV advertising campaign in 1972, its popularity grew and items such as the best-selling White Fire range were commonly requested as wedding gifts and remarkable sales followed."

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Most vintage and antique glassware should be hand washed only and not in the dishwasher; especially any pieces with graphics or colourful patterns, for example Pyrex, Fire King, Glasbake, Corelle, drinkware, etc. Dishwashers can dull the finish on these unique pieces and cause premature wear to the surface and patterns or cause what is known as DWD or Dishwasher Damage which is irreversible. It's always better to be safe and wash by hand if you can.

Add some dish washing liquid into a sink or basin and add warm water. Placing a towel underneath can help to avoid breakage. It is best to use a damp cloth for any pieces with hand-painted decorations to preserve the art as even regular hand-washing can degrade these over time.

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