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« Reply #40 on: October 15, 2005, 09:51:23 AM »
The Caithness Factory shop in Perth is having a HUGE clearance sale this weekend. Just heard it on the local radio. They must be getting the Christmas stock ready. Worth a visit if you are in Scotland.

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« Reply #41 on: October 15, 2005, 10:48:34 AM »
Does anybody know if you can still buy the light fittings for glass lamp bases? I've got one I found lurking in the attic, but it's a bit past it. Can't seem to find any on eBay.  :?

It'd be nice to reinstate the 4 bulbous Caithness as lamps, rather than vases.

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« Reply #42 on: October 15, 2005, 11:56:33 AM »
My wife bought me this as a wedding present, normally I don't like Caithness but this I think is v nice.

Red glass on white and then clear.
The poppies are cut through cameo style.

(http://tinypic.com/ekm6tc.jpg)

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« Reply #43 on: October 15, 2005, 12:20:11 PM »
That's very bold. I do quite like it.  :)

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« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2005, 06:22:46 PM »
All I found this week was a companion piece for my "Whitefriars" conundrum, although it's slightly different and I suspect this one is newer (but still with *some* age to it, judging by the amount of dead spiders I shook out of it after I handed over my £1 coin). And the woman who sold it to me said she'd had it for 20-ish years and I couldn't see much reason for her to lie after I'd already paid for it.

(http://tinypic.com/epi0dc.jpg)

(The new one is the smoked glass one on the right)

Someone did have a nice wee pink Kosta vase, but it was scratched to high hell and they still wanted £20 for it. I wasn't convinced.

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« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2005, 08:36:18 PM »
Pinkspoons - best place to get old light fittings is a reclamation yard / architectural salvage - they have boxes full of them cheap - get one that does all the fixtures and fittings for antiques

Your vase is beautiful and it looks like W/F now, but with that rim it can't be, Caithness usually ground all their top rims down, especially O'Broin designs - but the heather / purple colour makes me think this is Caithness and of great beauty and one I don't know - I am feeling my way here

Colin Terris is on this board - he is really good at the hollowware as well as the paperweights - if you can't get him on the board email him http://glassmaker.mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/ - let him see all your bits, he is such a nice guy and gets so interested in old bits from the past, he always gets back to you

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I think 1960s / 70s Caithness vases and bowls are so overlooked in favour of the paperweights, that should change soon
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« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2005, 09:12:02 PM »
Hi.

Thanks for the heads up with regards the lighting and the vase. I'll see if I can track Colin Terris down and get my vase ID'ed.

It's a sad shame with it, though... I didn't notice until I got the vase home and removed the oversized price sticker that there's a dirty great 1" crack in the vase (conveniently where the sticker was  :evil: ). It's in the centre of the glass, though, as it doesn't break the surface on either side (which was why I didn't spot it from behind the price sticker). Most odd. I wouldn't have minded if it was a cheap 50p thing, but I paid more than I usually would at a carboot.  :?

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« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2005, 10:01:56 PM »
Here's the 1964 Catalogue picture of the Whitefriars 'Martini Jug' c/w stirrer. I'm not saying that Miller's have made a mistake, but to what extent to they rely upon the dealers & traders themselves when asking for attributions....

(http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/7825/martini010sx.th.jpg)

And at the rate they're published, can every single piece be chcked for accuracy before it goes out?

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« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2005, 06:32:07 AM »
It's curious, though, because Country Seat seem to pretty much specialise in Whitefriars - so you'd think they'd know a Whitefriars from an inexpensive Scandinavian / Polish jug. Makes you wonder who got it wrong, them or Millers?

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« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2005, 08:18:24 AM »
Quote from: "vidfletch"
The Amber one in the third photo is not Whitefriars I am afraid. These are modern and Polish....
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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