J WUIDART & CO.
This vase, which was made in Sweden is approximately 155mm tall. Typically for Swedish vases the stem is the
same colour as the base (smokey grey)and has a slight flare being approximately 17mm in
diameter. The base of the ball is 'ground' flat, with evenly spaced medium sized bubbles
in a spiral pattern. The original label which is still attached (see close up image)
has a black background with silver lettering. It bears the words J.WUIDART & Co.Ltd LONDON
EST 1869 MADE in SWEDEN and a logo of a stylised stem glass.
The following information was kindly supplied by David Fletcher:
J WUIDART & Co. of 26/28 Bartletts Buildings,
Holborn-Circus, London EC4. was established in 1869. They imported
mainly Scandinavian glass for retail. In the 30's they also commissioned
James Powell and sons (Whitefriars) to supply Barnaby Powell designed
Wealdstone glass for resale. They traded with Kosta and Orrefors as well as
other import/export companies. In the 50/60's Ronald Stennett-Wilson, joint
Managing Director was active in designing and making glass for them. The
last date I have found for them existing is 1968 but they may have continued
after that. Stennett-Wilson left and set up Kings Lynn Glass from 1967-69
and then after several takeovers etc was swallowed up by Caithness Glass.