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Offline luttonlodge

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Who is Felix White?
« on: December 31, 2016, 02:57:31 PM »
Hello
I recently bought four glasses with engraved scenes of birds on them.
Each glass had the initials of FEW on them and the name Felix White on the base.
Ininially I thought he scenes were created using shot blasting, but when I reached home and used the glass I could see they where engraved with a diamond point, using the line technic.
The blanks I believe are relatively modern.
I have tried searching on line but unless he is a singer, I have had no luck
Could anyone tell me more about Felix White?

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Re: Who is Felix White?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 03:08:34 PM »
There also seems to be a (modern) glass engraver, praised for his line engravings ... unfortunately no further info on him.
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Re: Who is Felix White?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 04:52:09 PM »
http://picclick.co.uk/K3-3-Ephemera-1976-Advert-Felix-White-Engraver-In-322317918733.html#&gid=1&pid=1
advert from 1976 for Felix White glass engraver Bury St Edmonds

edited to add
It appears he was a 'Bury St Edmonds Schoolmaster' and might have engraved something for Prince Charles?
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=OGNBAQAAIAAJ&q=felix+white+glass&dq=felix+white+glass&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwianYWT857RAhUMLsAKHThcDi4Q6AEIJTAC

and more here saying his only tool was a diamond point engraver
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=FhLlAAAAMAAJ&q=felix+white+glass&dq=felix+white+glass&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwianYWT857RAhUMLsAKHThcDi4Q6AEIKTAD
but unfortunately no link to the whole piece
this from a chapter in the Lapidary Journal 1970 entitled 'Felix White an artist in glass, by Ronald Sharp'


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Re: Who is Felix White?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 06:34:55 PM »
Where is the pic please?
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Re: Who is Felix White?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 04:53:53 PM »
Thank you for your replies
I have looked at the links and messages.
I will continue the search with Bury St Edmonds School Masters.
Although the 1970's is a long while ago. I started teaching in 73!


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Re: Who is Felix White?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2017, 05:27:37 PM »
It's actually Bury St Edmunds

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Re: Who is Felix White?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2017, 05:36:22 PM »
Thanks
I found out I had made a spelling mistake when I tried searching on google.
I sometimes wish I had trained myself to touch type.

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Re: Who is Felix White?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2017, 09:29:30 PM »
The article I think was reprinted from an article by Ronald Sharp in the Industrial Diamond Review, 27, in 1967 entitled 'Felix White - an Artist in Glass' no 319, pp258-260 according to the reference in the Journal of Glass Studies vols11-12.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=l35MAAAAYAAJ&q=industrial+felix+white&dq=industrial+felix+white&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk3dnr8KHRAhXFJcAKHdTcD2EQ6AEIRzAJ

He engraved an Orrefors decanter
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/brightwells/catalogue-id-srbr10011/lot-79a540c0-2060-4162-9e98-a42101726a07

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