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« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2005, 08:58:24 AM »
Thanks for the info. It was never really the country of origin I was disagreeing with (I confess that I don't know enough about glass yet to be able to do that), it was the age I wasn't so sure about - I pretty much knew that they weren't new, but yeah, I could go with the 1970's.  :)

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« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2005, 02:27:33 PM »
The conical jug I listed on here...

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

...a wee while ago may be Holmegaard, as I've seen a picture of one for sale very very similar, and with an original label on it. I shall have to buy it so I can put them side by side. At least this is my excuse! :oops:


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« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2005, 02:55:58 PM »
Quote from: "Pinkspoons"
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.


@ Pinkspoons: if you offset whitefriar's against inexpensive, what does it mean?  Whitefriar's became expensive only in recent years - after they closed down.
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« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2005, 03:14:06 PM »
I meant inexpensive in today's market, where these jugs can be easily picked up between £1-£10. Whitefriars, by and large, can only be obtained for that kind of money if the seller doesn't know what they're selling.

Although as I understand it (code for: 'I'm probably wrong, but...'), Whitefriars 'studio' pieces were expensive when first issued and these Scandi-style jugs, if they're quite commonplace now must have been even more so 30-50 years ago, and so quite possibly would have been retailed relatively cheaply (relative to Whitefriars' studio range, anyway).


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« Reply #54 on: November 04, 2005, 06:36:21 PM »
Vidfletch gives a reasonable description of Studio glass. But it can be defined slightly more clearl as glass made in a studio by a glass artist with a relatively small gas or electric kiln.

Unfortunately the term is used to add prestige by larger glass manufacturers - who are in effect trying to attach the kudos of 'Art' to the creaftsmen produced glass.

Even worse it is often applied by Auction houses to anything that they think it will increase the bids on.

Of course the word has a broad definition in itself and we cannot expect it to be applied narrowly. Such is life.

Personally, for the above reasons, I consider its use to be meaningless today.
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« Reply #55 on: November 04, 2005, 10:26:54 PM »
In 1969 a Whitefriars waisted vase Pattern 9682, one of the biggest items they did, sold for 111 shillings. Not a "Studio" piece.

That roughly equates to £60 today. Now considering its size thats quite good but I wonder how many people of average wage would consider paying that for a new vase today. Bearing in mind they did not have the popularity or fame they do now.

To further confuse matters I just sold one of those vases for just over £600!!! LOL!!!

Either way I think that then as now there are Whitefriars items for little money and some for lots of money.

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