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Offline Greg.

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Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« on: January 14, 2013, 01:58:28 PM »
Hi All,
A new acquisition which I am fairly certain is a Whitefriars Studio Range Peacock vase, introduced by Peter Wheeler.

Heavily strapped with loads of silver chloride, full ground/concave base.

Measures just over 5.5 inches tall and 5.5 inches wide. Fairly heavy weighing 1.3kg!

Could anyone confirm if this would be pattern 'S8' at around 5.5 inches tall...?

An absolutely stunning piece of studio glass! - Pictures attached please enjoy.

Greg
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Re: Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 02:00:03 PM »
A few final shots, a couple using flash to highlight the silver chloride in the strapping....


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Re: Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013, 02:26:13 PM »
I agree completely, Greg. Peter Wheeler's Peacock.
Bestest and most beautiful thing wfs has ever done - and this is the most stunning example I've ever seen.
You lucky, lucky beast! :-*
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013, 02:47:36 PM »
Thanks Sue  :)

Very tactile piece indeed, I think I should put it down for a bit now!


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Re: Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 02:59:36 PM »
I still cuddle my Sam. If we've been away, it's the first thing I cuddle after the cats.
I sit under a bright halogen light, marvelling at all the colours and shapes as I caress it and turn it around.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2013, 06:51:46 PM »
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Did you use the inside of your kitchen drawers as the background... if you did, they match mine.  ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 09:47:09 AM »
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Did you use the inside of your kitchen drawers as the background... if you did, they match mine.  ;D

The background came from a few pieces that were left over after I fitted the kitchen last year! - well spotted!


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Re: Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 08:58:50 PM »
and this is the most stunning example I've ever seen.

I agree that this is a wonderful example......... Studio glass at it's very BEST .

Thanks for sharing .

Regards,
              Patrick.


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Re: Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 10:03:38 PM »
That's beautiful Greg  and I love the shape. 
What year does this date to?
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Re: Whitefriars Peacock Studio Range Vase
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 10:27:17 AM »
Thanks Patrick, its a pleasure to own, very pleased to find this piece, wasn't sure it was Whitefriars at first, although seemed a little special without knowing its pedigree. Could you confirm if this would be classed as shape S8 or S7, it measures 5.5 inches tall..? I'm thinking its just a slightly larger version of S8, given the expected variation of studio produced pieces.

Thanks M, looking into this, as I understand it the 'peacock' finish comes from Whitefriars first studio range that was introduced in 1969, I don't know how long it was produced for, however, I don't think it was for long.

 

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