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Author Topic: tapering chimney vase, dark grey green colour, ID = Whitefriars #9655  (Read 1527 times)

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Offline jonchellycain

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Hi all
ive had this one hanging around for yonks and never been able to put a definate ID on it.
Now i know quite a few companies did make this shape including whitefriars and some of the scandi companies.
The glass is a dark green colour although a quick glance and you would think it was a dark grey.
The rim is well polished with slighlty rounded edges (fire finished ??) Its then cased in clear.
The base has a slight concave (not a polished pontil), shows a little wear to the edge although not a great deal.
20cm tall, 3.5cm diameter rim, 4.75cm base diameter
I dont think its whitefriars as ive been unable to match the colour plus no polished pontil (obviously not all whitefriars has polished pontil)
any ideas?
many thanks
michelle

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Hello Michelle  -  just as a personal comment (from a total ignoramus)  - if I were faced with a piece lacking a ground/bevelled/polished top rim PLUS having a simple mould finished base  -  I would probably err on the side of caution and not take the plunge.    However, having said that, I do appreciate that this particular design (or very similar) does have forebears with substantial provenance.   Anyone else??   

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Looks good for Whitefriars' 9655 vase in the 'Willow' colourway.

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cheers guys, comparing to the whitefriars site can sometimes be quite difficult i find, there willow looks much lighter than my vase, but then saying that if you compare from the top of mine where its colour is lightest, i would say yes your right Nic.
Size does seem to be spot on for the 9655 to whitefriars.com list it as 7? but reading a few "is it whitefriars" they list it as 7.75
And Paul ive known quite a few "total ignoramus" ('s) in my time and i can saftly say you far from one   ;D
cheers again
michelle

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Hi Michelle, just to add, like the nailheads and finger vases they came in both fire polished and flat ground rim versions, also in 3 different sizes
Chris

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well, wouldn't I have walked away from another good piece then - just when I thought I had ground tops, pontils and flat bases all stitched up :pb:

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Never mind Paul, you can come sit in the dummies corner with me cos I can't get my head round those either! :kissy:

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Thanks Chris, will have to remember that in future  :thup:
michelle

 

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