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Offline RAY

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huge whitefriars lamp base
« on: March 18, 2008, 07:42:33 PM »
tried it on, only one reply, so i thought i'd try it on here as i can post more than one photo, it measures 18" high and weighs over 2kg as my kitchen scale's bottomed out,  the bottom looks like pattern No 9727 in the 1972 catalog the light fitment is marked made in england and ringslade , i can't find anything anywhere about whitefriars lamp base's or is it just a WF frigger

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Re: huge whitefriars lamp base
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 09:22:40 PM »
Its genuine W/Fs.  I sold its brother to Patrick a couple of years back Ray Annenberg ID it for me although i had no doubts.I am sure Patrick will know details and number.

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Re: huge whitefriars lamp base
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 09:45:07 PM »
Hi, Don't know the pattern number but 100% Whitefriars........... The one you sold me is now in the collection of Terrey and Peggy. It kept falling over in my boat when I hit a lock gate !!!!!!!
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Re: huge whitefriars lamp base
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 05:02:00 PM »
Ray — Same happened to me, some years ago, before I acquired Evans.

I had had several Tom Hill 5-sided bowls through my hands, and saw this golden-amber vase going cheap.   More familiar with pressed glass, I was used to what skilled glassmakers could do with one design, such as Davidson's press-moulded 34 pattern, which ended up as anything from a "D"ed bowl (with reversed rim) through vases, to a lamp base, all from one mould.   This vase was obviously a Tom Hill 5-sided piece, just finished slightly differently.

I had a wierd reaction from some WF collectors, who seemed to think I had lost my marbles.   Then someone found it in Evans for me.

As soon as I saw your photographs, I said to myself "Tom Hill 5-sided — couldn't be anything else".   It doesn't need a pattern number or any other verification — it shouts WF at you.   It also helps explain the folded rim on the bowl, as you can see that your lamp base is losing metal at the top like the clappers, so, likewise, the bowl must have had an extremely thin rim.

I'm rarely envious, but I would make space for your beautiful lamp, without question.

Well done.    :hiclp: :hiclp: :hiclp:

Bernard C.  8)
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Re: huge whitefriars lamp base
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 06:48:53 PM »
Ray's images have disappeared. Does anyone have pics of an example of this lampbase to add for reference please? (I know Ray never has copies when I ask him! ;D)
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