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Author Topic: Not glass but made for Whitefriars  (Read 563 times)

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Offline yesvil

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Not glass but made for Whitefriars
« on: July 08, 2010, 11:24:33 AM »
Anyone know the story with this?

I Have two of them in a presentation box although I think it was designed for one. They seam to be smallish saucers, did they come with glass cups? seems odd.

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Offline vidrioguapo

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Re: Not glass but made for Whitefriars
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2010, 12:43:06 PM »
Around 1906, Whitefriars commissioned  Wedgwood  tableware to complement their glassware, not sure how long this continued but in 1910 Wedgwood transferred their showroom to "merge" with Whitefriars.  I don't know much about other designs, but yours is illustrated in the Museum of London book and described as "hand painted revived eighteenth century borders"

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Re: Not glass but made for Whitefriars
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2010, 01:13:56 PM »
Thanks vidrioguapo that's very informative.

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Re: Not glass but made for Whitefriars
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2010, 12:03:14 PM »
They did whole Dinner services including tureens , i have a tureen just as an example . jp

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Re: Not glass but made for Whitefriars
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2010, 10:46:16 AM »
And I gave my wee brother a plate with exactly the same markings on the base - the plate itself is a Daisy Makaig-Jones bleu-souffle background with a gilded dragon. 
Not the sort of thing you'd put into everyday use.
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