Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

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DAVE SMITH
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Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue May 14, 2013 5:21 am

Posting these pictures on behave of my good friend Peter Mcullen from Ireland.
some lovely work on these panels.
Enjoy!
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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by Tyler Tim » Wed May 15, 2013 2:24 am

Nice... they look as if they came from the same hand. Wonder what era they were crafted in.
Sure I paint thing for my amusement and then offer them for sale. A brushslinger could whither en die from lack of creativity in this plastic town my horse threw a shoe in. :shock:

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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by peter mccullen » Wed May 15, 2013 6:54 am

All the above photos were taken in The Dark Horse ( a non alcoholic, strangely empty pub)
in Belfast, several were signed by a W. J. Irvine. Its a sister property to the Duke of York pub,
which is overflowing with similiar mirrors - both properties owned by an antiques dealer.

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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by Kayla Wade » Wed May 15, 2013 9:17 am

Non-alcoholic pub, in Ireland? That's a thing?

Beautiful mirrors though. So ornate.
Full-bodied and easy to drink.

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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by Tyler Tim » Wed May 15, 2013 1:07 pm

W. J. Irvine
Other names: James Irvine (1890), W. J. Irvine & Sons (1941)
Active: 1890 - 1951
Business located at 40 Ann Street Belfast 1900 - 1935

Wonder if it's the same Co.

Pete any more photo's from your walk about?
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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed May 15, 2013 3:19 pm

Try these other photos from Peter. All taken on his phone so the resolution is not that great .

Nice work though.
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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by Lee Littlewood » Fri May 17, 2013 9:44 pm

I think Mr. Irvine must have been a sunny sort - lots of white space, not much use for thick or dark letters. The Corbetts letter is so inventive and cheerful; a very original form.
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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by Wayne Osborne » Sun May 19, 2013 7:04 pm

Thank you Dave- And Peter !

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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by Robare M. Novou » Mon May 20, 2013 12:01 am

Does anyone remember Houlihan's Old Place Restaurants?

These Glass signs remind me of that restaurant back in the 80's and 90's.

The place was packed with them, mostly from across the pond.

All sorts of exceptional pieces, wood, metal, glass, gilded, carved, and even framed b&w photographs of exceptional window lettering.

Can't find any interior photos of the place...maybe someone on this forum has a few they could post.
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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by BruceJackson » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:49 am

Interesting to note that they all use the spelling "Whisky" without an "e". This is the typical spelling for Scotch "whiskies", but Irish and American are traditionally spelled "Whiskey", or "Whiskeys" in plural.

I have seen an original Dunville's poster with this spelling, but it is quite rare.

I've done several Irish pubs over the years including one with a special Whiskey bar, so I needed to get this spelling right, otherwise the staff never hear the end of it from pedantic whiskey/whisky enthusiasts. hahaha.

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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:21 pm

We had a Houlihans here in Ottawa. A number of years ago I was doing some glass work for an old client who'd been with the Houlihans and he said something to the effect that the guys who did the glass work were from California and they did a bunch of it on site. He did say there were 2 and that one of them was a bit crazy. I do believe Rick Glawson knew them as he mentioned some then un-known names to me...one may have been Ron Overby but this was along time ago and who knows if I'm any where near correct.

As to the disappearing "E" in whisky, as the author of a couple of pub signs I had it expained that if there was an "E" in the UK country there was an "E" in whiskey... the Scots being the inventor and probably the largest consumer of the fine beverage use it without the "E"

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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by erik winkler » Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:15 am

I experienced the same thing with my London trip a few weeks ago.
The Irish owner of the Irish bar in London was still upset...
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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:26 am

Nice glass panel Erik. I seen this a few times while on trips with Doug B.
Attached some more images from the archives of Peter McCullum , these are from one of his trips through Italy.

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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by DAVE SMITH » Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:31 am

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Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Post by Anthony Bennett » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:56 am

Nice pictures Dave.
I look forward to having a trip to Italy one day.

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