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Whitefriars aubergine bark - cut down 9"?
« on: September 10, 2007, 05:51:51 PM »
I've put this on Whitefriars Is It?  but thought I'd pop it on here too.

I'm not sure about the colour on this piece, it seems a bit bright and purplish, but I have seen pics of aubergine bark vases that seem this bright.  However my main wonder is if it is a 9 inch cut right down to 7.5" to get rid of a nasty crack - there is still a small triangular nick to one side, but maybe the original chop merchant took it to 7.5 to try to pretend it is a smaller one?  If it is Whitefriars then there is no doubt it is cut down - the proportions are all wrong and the top is cut and ground flat.

But I have also seen other vases similar but ground, attributed to various other houses.

What do you think?

height is now 7.5 ins 190 mm, diameter at the base is 4 ins 100 mm.

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Re: Whitefriars aubergine bark - cut down 9"?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 07:12:06 PM »
Oberglas Austria again.
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Re: Whitefriars aubergine bark - cut down 9"?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007, 07:35:30 PM »
Would it have been this height originally Ivo, or is it cut down do you think?


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Re: Whitefriars aubergine bark - cut down 9"?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007, 08:26:21 PM »
original I'm sure
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