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Offline tropdevin

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Whitefriars frigger?
« on: April 25, 2013, 05:55:09 AM »
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I have an unusual paperweight I suspect is a Whitefriars frigger, but would welcome the views of the Whitefriars aficionados on the Board.

The complex canes appear to be made from elements similar to those found in the paperweights and bottles from the early 1950s, such as the Triplex and EIIR weights.  I have an idea I have seen these multi-coloured buddled canes before, but cannot recall where.  The canes are set over a central blob (I hesitate to call it a mushroom) made of latticino .  The base is unfinished, with a snapped off pontil mark.  Good quality heavy lead crystal, 2 7/8 inch / 72 mm inch diameter, 2 inch / 53 mm high.

The seller had listed a variety of other Whitefriars weights, including a couple of unusual or  experimental pieces.

Anyone seen one like it, or got any ideas?

Alan
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Re: Whitefriars frigger?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2013, 07:50:07 AM »
Hi Alan,
             I am pretty sure this is indeed a WF frigger, especially as I suspect it came from "Clive". If so, you may know that his late mother worked in the factory shop for quite a while and she had a lot of "privately made" or "experimental" items including a number that were uniquely cut. Some were neat but some looked like they had been worked on by "new starters" !!

The bundles are familiar but I cannot place them exactly. They do however, look like early canes from the 1950s or early 60s rather than the later works. There is a frigger shown in "Paperweights from Great Britain" with vertically set laticino pieces, which has a similar look but it is far neater and has been finished off with facets.

Tony


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Re: Whitefriars frigger?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 08:11:22 AM »
Hi Alan,
            I was probably wrong with the dating of those canes, as they now appear to be variations on the "florettes" used in 1970s WF weights. Obviously a fair bit distorted but definitely WF 1970s.

Tony


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Re: Whitefriars frigger?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 08:17:33 AM »
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Hi Tony.

Many thanks. Yes, a 'Clive' piece.

I invented a new word by mistake in my first post (buddled).  It is a combination of 'bundled' and 'muddled' - could have been 'mundled' I suppose...a bit like the group of brain cells that concocted it. ;D

Alan
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