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Offline Pinkspoons

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« on: October 09, 2005, 07:08:34 PM »
...are far far too many to list completely. Been a busy bunny today.

So I'll stick with jugs (my latest cheap-buy fad) I can't seem to identify after a quick wander around Google...

(http://tinypic.com/egbxxj.jpg)
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(http://tinypic.com/eh0sc1.jpg)

And a pretty Tamara Aladin Kleopatra vase that I knew what it was when I stumbled onto it for only £4!  At least I hope that's what it is... I'm quite consistently wrong. :D

(http://tinypic.com/eh11kx.jpg)

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Anyone any idea on the jugs?


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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2005, 07:25:00 PM »
That yellow one with the low handle looks like Whitefriars.  :)

Martin Miller's Antique's Source Book 2002/2003
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Decription
Martini Jug by Baxter
circa 1962
Whitefriars kingfisher-blue Martini jug with clear handle. A Whitefriars studio range by Peter Wheeler.
height 36cm
£95

Ignore the price, I think this book is way over the top.


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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2005, 07:29:27 PM »
I thought it *might* be, but I'm wrong more often than not when I think that! I hadn't got around to flicking through the catalogues yet just to double check. It's a big 'un - about 35cm tall.


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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2005, 07:41:43 PM »
That indeed looks like the fellow! £4.30 well spent!

Although I would have been pleased with it either way - it's a very nice jug and I've not turned into a glass-snob... yet! Maybe when I start running out of room, perhaps.  :D

Thanks for the information.


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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2005, 07:45:07 PM »
Your kleopatra jug is on the link inside this link.  :)

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,2512.0.html


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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2005, 07:52:12 PM »
Ah, so that's where I saw the vase originally. It was because of that thread that I knew the vase I stumbled across was Kleopatra - or at least looked very similar. But when I got home I couldn't for the life of me recall if it was on here or elsewhere that the link was.

Again, many thanks! You're a star.

Okay, forgive me if this comes across as a little dense... but what's the difference between a Whitefriars' studio range and the pieces that appeared in the trade catalogues? I'm not really a Whitefriars buff, and it was a completely accidental purchase - fortuitously so.  :)


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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2005, 10:24:56 PM »
I wondered that as well so thanks for asking the question.

And about the Wuidart/Wealdstone range - are they not catalogued either?


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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2005, 03:26:21 PM »
I've had a friend suggest that the hooped/ribbed jugs may be Royal Doulton, as her grandmother has some glassware in a very similar style by them. I have no idea how likely this is...  :?


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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2005, 05:49:35 PM »
The Amber one in the third photo is not Whitefriars I am afraid. These are modern and Polish. I have had a Kingfisher Blue one with a Made in Poland label on it! Additionally if you look through the catalogues on whitefriars.com and whitefriars.org you won't see this one.

There are a lot of modern polish jugs "in the style of " Whitefriars out there. I see them every weekend too! Bear in mind that a lot of the Scandinavian companies made very similar styles of jugs. They were the big thing in the fifities and sixties obviously. The East Europeans have cottoned on to the fact they are popular again.

All nice jugs though none the less!

Vidfletch :(  :D


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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2005, 06:20:12 PM »
Actually, I'd be kind of glad if it wasn't. I bought it as a practical piece of glassware, and I'd be less inclined to use it if I thought it had any kind of value to it.

So was Miller's wrong, then, or is this jug just very very similar to a Whitefriars Studio piece?

Although I'm not 100% sure that the jug was made yesterday, though, as there's a fair bit of wear to the base and it doesn't look like the result of a sandpaper attack.

 

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