1937 Tilley ML96 Jacobean

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  1. Mackburner

    Mackburner United Kingdom Founder Member Subscriber

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    This lamp was found in an antique shop in Norfolk some years ago by the late John Findlay and is one of the lamps I acquired from his estate. Normally these are not dated but this one has an inscription inside the bowl. "For Mary Christmas 1938 from John C Havill" There were only two possible John Havill's who might have bought this because it is a most unusuall name. However I can find no record of a John Havill married to a Mary so maybe this expensive Christmas present did not quite hit the spot.

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  2. pete sav

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    Lovely lamp with all original finish you got there neil
     
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    Yes you don't see them with original finish much. It was a very nice find and for a few years before he died John's pride and joy.

    A gallery to watch this because there are several variations. They come with the stems twisted both ways and from what I can gather both types of twist were available concurrently with both types of bowl. So expect at leas three more definitive posts here and maybe more.
     
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    Can well see why it was his pride and joy think it would be mine too lovely lamp this
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    It' a splendid example and perhaps Mary was his sister or some other relation.
     
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    Have you been asleep for the past eight years Jeff? If this lamp was intended as a gift to a sweetheart or sister it seems a very formal dedication don’t you think?
     
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    Hello Jean, I had not noticed that i had not previously left a reply, so I guess that my name is now Rip Van Johnson!:lol:
    The dedication is formal, but folk were more formal back then, but you may be correct.
     
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    ... could it be Hovill rather than Havill ?>? :-k
     
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    It looks more like Hovill to me.
     
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    Neil's covered this at length elsewhere - IIRC, he also searched 'Hovill' with exactly the same results...
     
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    Okie Dokie David, thanks.
     

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