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Author Topic: Whitefriars or maybe not?  (Read 830 times)

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Offline BJB

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Whitefriars or maybe not?
« on: September 26, 2008, 08:10:07 AM »

I have just aquired these two lovely bowls, both smokey brown colour, and I wonder if they may be Whitefriars or, knowing me, maybe not

http://i38.tinypic.com/mbhkbd.jpg

This one looks like a hat, and has a lovely ground pontil.


http://i38.tinypic.com/axfl1.jpg

This one has a green foot, and is really good quality and heavy.

http://i38.tinypic.com/353bo08.jpg

This one shows the tops of both, both the bases have ground pontils.

Many thanks
Barbara.



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Re: Whitefriars or maybe not?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 03:02:51 PM »
Hi BJB
         Try the site http://www.whitefriars.com/ and up load these they might help in the ID
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Re: Whitefriars or maybe not?
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008, 08:46:02 AM »
Hi BJB.
          The second is almost WF i am 95% sure but just need to check some more, i say this because on ebay there is a sale with 40Pieces up and on the table is this vase, ebay number is 120308977376, a great buy here for some lucky collector or dealer.

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Re: Whitefriars or maybe not?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 10:03:30 AM »
Hi Barbara,

Sorry, but I don't think either piece is W/f. [and there are certainly some oddities within that link to eBay :( ]

Ebay as a reference?  :o

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Re: Whitefriars or maybe not?
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 10:23:41 AM »
The first piece might (and only might) be by JE Bang for Holmegaard, c.1929-36. But I wouldn't like to give a definite yay or nay based on the photographs without actually handling the piece or finding the shape in a catalogue.

My guess is based on the bowl, pitcher and decanter illustrated on pages 5-6 of Glashistorisk Selskab Holbæk's 2007 JE Bang exhibition catalogue, which can be viewed here: http://www.glashistoriskselskab.dk/images/stories/JacobBangOgGlasset.pdf

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Re: Whitefriars or maybe not?
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008, 11:11:39 AM »
Hi BJB.
          The second is almost WF i am 95% sure but just need to check some more, i say this because on ebay there is a sale with 40Pieces up and on the table is this vase, ebay number is 120308977376, a great buy here for some lucky collector or dealer.

Hi Steve, to reiterate Nigel's point - to use the info in eBay listings as a way of positively identifying items is inadvisable and unreliable in the extreme.

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Re: Whitefriars or maybe not?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2008, 11:15:16 AM »
Many thanks for all your thoughts  :)

Steve, I will try to upload the the WF site, but have had some problems getting the pics on lately.

 Nigel, if you manage to get here next week you can have a look personally, it was the second one I though maybe but it was the green foot which threw me, and as for that link, well above my price range and as you say a few "odd" pieces.

Nic, I really did wonder if they may be Scandinavian, what with the colour of the first one ,the shape and the good quality of the glass itself. I will have a look at the link now.

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Re: Whitefriars or maybe not?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008, 01:48:18 PM »
Well let me know when/if you feel like selling them - I might be interested in them as speculative items to handle and research in my own time, as I do really like both of them. Hopefully you'll catch me on a day when I have money going spare.  ;D

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