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Offline lyndhurst44

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« on: November 21, 2005, 01:58:02 PM »
The wife likes this one and it's here for keeps even if it came from China, it was cheap, but it couldn't be a Powell Whitefriars piece could it, could it please, it has the right pontil. :idea:  :)  or is that really really wishful thinking   :roll:  http://tinypic.com/fxtqpg.jpg

I also "almost" bought a Wedgwood glass elephant paperweight but was a little concerned that the end of it's trunk felt a little rough which under the magnifier glass  resembles a cut off pontil, does anyone know if that's the norm please :?:
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Bryn (not Brian)


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Offline Leni

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2005, 02:20:01 PM »
It looks a little bit like some modern Polish glassware I have seen!  :shock:  (I like it, anyway  :twisted: )
Leni


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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2005, 02:35:10 PM »
Thanks Leni,
Yes, I recently checked out some Polish Glass websites, it was quite alarming, there were a few items there that I would have sworn came from Murano.
The bowl is nice and fits the Wife's deco :!:  :!:
By the way I think I should have referred to Hogan Whitefriars not Powell  :oops:
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2005, 02:48:29 PM »
There are usually a fair few of these for sale on eBay either as Whitefriars or Stourbridge vases and they go from anywhere between £2 and £30, depending on pure luck, I guess.

My gran used to have one and it dated from at least the mid-1970's. I always thought they were designed as lamp bases, though, for use with bottle lamp fittings...?


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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2005, 02:49:48 PM »
i think the piece with the spiral is actually from Romania.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2005, 04:58:24 PM »
Thanks Ivo :cry: well at least it's not China. 8)
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2005, 05:13:56 PM »
Definitely European. If you put 'em on ebay as Whitefriars it seems the unwary can be conned. If you say it's not Whitefriars-like I did with mine- it does not sell!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2005, 05:56:35 PM »
Hi Pat,
She's found a "nice" place for it so it stay's I'm afraid. It only cost £3 in a flea market. I have a vase closing on ebay tonight that I listed here just over a week ago that's amassed a very nice £127 so far so she can have this one.Bless :!:  :roll:
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Offline Tigerchips

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2005, 11:00:54 AM »
I've just seen a similar vase in a charity shop. This one was clear with a white spiral. It had a Woolworths sticker on the bottom but with no country of origin.


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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2005, 11:30:47 AM »
Thanks, It's a minefield out there!!! :shock:
Bryn (not Brian)

 

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