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Offline JC

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Very Heavy Bark Textured Colourful Tumblers help
« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2006, 01:00:33 AM »
8) I love a good mystery, and can't wait to read the ending on this one.
Give a yell if you want any more pics of mine at different angles or any close ups.I will gladly oblige.
Julie


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« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2007, 02:03:48 AM »
I thought I would bump this topic , to see if anyone can shed more light on these.
Been having a bit of a clean up  and here they are still sitting on the "for later shelf" ;D
TIA Julie


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Re: Very Heavy Bark Textured Colourful Tumblers help
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2007, 01:35:03 PM »
when i was a kid my mum had these, they were only put out for guests, im almost certain they were Whitefriars harlequin, but i could be wrong :-\


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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2007, 12:49:36 AM »
........we're still looking for the manufacturer of these bark tumblers whether they be Whitefriars or not Whitefriars. The set I'd been hoping to look at were sold before I could get my paws on them I'm afraid. Vidfletch is still looking - we're all still looking.......coo.....what an absolute stinker of a mystery. With one side saying 'aye' they are WF and the other saying 'nay' (both for good reasons - someone's seen a set marked with Italian labels then there's the boxed Whitefriars set....good heavens) can't give a definitive answer - still. I'm wondering whether some were and some weren't.....sigh.....I know.....wondering isn't getting us far.......will keep enquiring....will keep at it and will post if I get news. PinkyX


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Re: Very Heavy Bark Textured Colourful Tumblers help
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2007, 01:18:19 AM »
Thank you very much.  :-*
I'll just give them a dust and back on the shelf they go  :) unless I get the urge to list them on eBay.Think I will toy with that idea a little bit more. I have heaps of other stuff I can work on, before these.
Julie


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Re: Very Heavy Bark Textured Colourful Tumblers help
« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2007, 01:25:53 PM »
Whislt going through a lovely and i believe quite rare book by Ronald Stennett-Willson
published in 1975, entitled Modern glass, there is a black and white photo of a Bark textured
whisky decanter and bark tumblers,hand made in lead crystal. Photo info reads,
'Designed by G. Baxter and made by Dartington Glass, England'
No mention of sizes or if made in different colours, but there are 2 tumblers shown
in different sizes, and im pretty sure they are just like the ones in the photos.
I think Dartington is a strong possiblity :D
Andy
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Copyright is Ronald Stennett Willson, and publishers Cassell & Collier Macmillan, so i presume i had
better not photo the page! :(
The book is actually mentioned in the latest Millers Glass book, valued at £60, i forgot i had it,
my Dad found it in a charity shop, super photos of early Wedgewood, Mdina, IOW ,Scandinavian,
i will keep it handy i future for reference on the gmb ;)
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Re: Very Heavy Bark Textured Colourful Tumblers help
« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2007, 01:48:38 PM »
If it helps Whitefriars did lots of bright orange, but to my knowledge never a reddy orange like yours. They made a nice ruby too, but I would vote not Whitefriars having handled many pieces, known the factory and staff well and having about 50 pieces in my collection.


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Re: Very Heavy Bark Textured Colourful Tumblers help
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2007, 12:51:35 PM »
I did sell one WF bark candlestick recently, that had a strange graduated red/orange:

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5628
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-5627

Not sure if this is relevant.
David
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Re: Very Heavy Bark Textured Colourful Tumblers help
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2007, 12:54:33 PM »
Thanks for this! Perhaps I will stary a new thread on ruby glass, but before I put my foot in it, I will read up other old threads on the subject.
The recent International Association of the History of Glass meeting ( Tuesday 6th March)  discussed this briefly and Peter Wren Howard , glass technologist, and Richard Golding of Okra Glass confirmed it is the most difficult of all glass colours to make well.There are four different ways to make ruby.......


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Re: Very Heavy Bark Textured Colourful Tumblers help
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2007, 01:44:07 PM »
Stephen, I have thought about starting research into the different bark textures from around the world, but with so many variables I think barking-mad.com would probably be the only web site name that fits the bill! :D
David
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