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Offline Ivo

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is this a Whitefriars tankard
« on: October 21, 2005, 09:58:37 AM »
http://tinypic.com/ess2tf.jpg


... or should I be looking elsewhere?
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Re: is this a WF tankart
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 11:33:09 AM »
Quote from: "Ivo"
http://tinypic.com/ess2tf.jpg


... or should I be looking elsewhere?


I haven't seen a WF tankard in this shape before, I'm only familiar with their 'Toby Jug' tankards.  I'm not an expert inWF though.  My first thought for your tankard was Wedgwood:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SAPPHIRE-BLUE-GLASS-TANKARD-BY-WEDGWOOD-ENGLAND_W0QQitemZ7357694120QQcategoryZ72512QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

The glass walls of your tankard look maybe thicker, the your handle's a slightly different shape...I'll have a search around see what else I can find on them.

Thought I'd show you this Wedgwood one though, if only to rule it out.   :D

Edit:  Wedgwood items are not always marked.
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is this a Whitefriars tankard
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 01:07:07 PM »
That's an amazing likeness, Lady - up to the slightly excentric polished pontil mark - I think the pontil was attached not quite in the middle in order to keep the piece balanced when the handle was attached... I wonder if this is true for all handled pieces?
I was thinking maybe WF because there was a series of tankarts on Dencill's Yahoo page -  I cannot find the link to it right now but it had me enthralled for the best part of an hour. No nothing to do with a slow connection, either.
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is this a Whitefriars tankard
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2005, 02:53:05 PM »
Quote from: "Ivo"
- I think the pontil was attached not quite in the middle in order to keep the piece balanced when the handle was attached... I wonder if this is true for all handled pieces?


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