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Offline Greg.

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small textured vase - ID = Mdina from about 1970
« on: February 20, 2009, 05:09:51 PM »
Hi All,

Just joined this site today! Could anyone provide me with any further information on the attached whitefriars vase?  - Havent come across this design before, any info would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Regards, Greg


Is 15cm in height and has a distinct ground pontil, sold as whitefriars.

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Re: Indentifcation Help - Unusal Whitefriars Vase
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 05:21:25 PM »
Hi Greg, and welcome to the GMB  :)

Thanks for posting the image of the vase.  It isn't a shape I'm familiar with.  What makes you think it's Whitefriars? 

Giving an idea of size would be useful too.   :)

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Re: Indentifcation Help - Unusal Whitefriars Vase
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 05:29:17 PM »
Hi Max,

Thanks for the welcome.  The vase has a ground pontil on the base and was sold by a glass dealer as whitefriars, although i havent come across anything like this before.  Base is square and the top is round in form. Just over 15cm in height.

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Re: Indentifcation Help - Unusal Whitefriars Vase
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 05:31:44 PM »
I could be way off the mark here but it reminds me of a piece of Mdina though they are usually in a blue colour.
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Re: Indentifcation Help - Unusal Whitefriars Vase
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 05:38:11 PM »
I don't think it's Whitefriars Greg. The ground, circular pontil on the base can be found on any number of vases, so it's not a good indicator of WF particularly.  :cry:

We have some great WF experts on this board and no doubt someone will be able give you definite opinion soon.   :)

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Re: Indentifcation Help - Unusal Whitefriars Vase
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 05:41:03 PM »
100% sure not Whitefriars 99% sure its Mdina  :thup:


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Re: Indentifcation Help - Unusal Whitefriars Vase
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 09:16:53 PM »
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http://www.whitefriars.com/  .............a specialist site

www.glassmessages.com .... we specialise in everything.   ;) :D



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Re: Indentifcation Help - Unusal Whitefriars Vase
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2009, 11:13:30 AM »
LOL  :hiclp:

As for the vase, I'm of the same opinion as JP - am fairly positive it's Mdina, I have come across other pieces in this colourway...

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Re: Indentifcation Help - Unusal Whitefriars Vase
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2009, 12:32:58 PM »
Oh and by the way, the polished pontil on Mdina *usually* indicates early production (late 60s/early 70s) so this is probably a much better buy anyway!

 



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