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Author Topic: Is this Whitefriars?  (Read 966 times)

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Offline yesvil

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Is this Whitefriars?
« on: January 23, 2011, 02:36:49 PM »
Or just a lookalike?

http://flic.kr/p/9cs8ox

http://flic.kr/p/9cvcV7

Height - 60mm

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Re: Is this Whitefriars?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 03:07:45 PM »
It looks like it could be but its hard to tell from that picture , the bubbles should run in neat controlled slightly diagonal rows , with photos you can sometimes see the back bubbles as well and that throws the neat lines or rows out . i hope that makes sense .

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Re: Is this Whitefriars?
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 03:23:53 PM »
It looks like it could be but its hard to tell from that picture , the bubbles should run in neat controlled slightly diagonal rows , with photos you can sometimes see the back bubbles as well and that throws the neat lines or rows out . i hope that makes sense .

Thank you johnphillip.

I'm guessing not then. The bubbles are regular and neat-ish but they are formed into an elongated S shape.

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Re: Is this Whitefriars?
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2011, 06:28:23 PM »
The base looks good for WF though. It looks like a flat ground rim and a concave grinding. The lines of bubbles can have a bit of a curve in them.

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Re: Is this Whitefriars?
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2011, 06:32:25 PM »
Yes i agree the pontil looks ok the large bubble looks ok but the small bubbles should be very precice and controlled .

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Re: Is this Whitefriars?
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2011, 08:30:32 PM »
Thanks both of you.

I will try and get a better pic loaded tomorrow.

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Re: Is this Whitefriars?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 07:29:53 PM »
this is definitely a whitefriars full lead crystal gold controlled bubble paperweight, circa 1975-1978

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Re: Is this Whitefriars?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 02:47:56 PM »
Hi yesvil, must have missed this the first time round. The earlier ones, dare I say, seemed to be better made as Jp seems to remember.
A twilight example blown up below.

https://picasaweb.google.com/107067405711297858658/WhitefriarsTwilightPaperweight#5607321166437002450

An ocean green one, bubbles not at all uniform and the base finish is poor.

https://picasaweb.google.com/107067405711297858658/WhitefriarsOceanGreenPaperweight#5607319702962836930

Chris :sun:
 

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Re: Is this Whitefriars?
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 04:35:06 PM »
Yes they used a special tool to put the bubbles in perfect rows , most of my info comes from the guys that worked there we meet Sunday lunchtimes in our local club it can be so useful . I havnt been for two weeks as i have become :t:total  :hi:

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Re: Is this Whitefriars?
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 09:03:35 AM »
Thanks for the confirmation  :hiclp:

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