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Offline essi

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sapphire glass
« on: January 20, 2013, 02:08:13 AM »
This beaker only measures 4 inches tall. I am thinking it is whitefriars but have not managed to see it in there catalogues.
I have a much bigger mariott  powell vase but do not know if this is part of the same range.
hopefully i have described the colour correctly.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.


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Re: sapphire glass
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2013, 03:12:18 AM »
Hi essi,   I am quite certain this is a whitefriars tumbler/ vase made around the 1930's.  Not sure about the colour range.  Here is some info. I managed to find:  http://www.whitefriars.com/catalogues/contents.php?pageNum_catalogue=0&totalRows_catalogue=271&id=1

If you can post improved pics, preferably on a white background.  That would be of some help.

I'm sure someone on this site will verify.       :)
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Re: sapphire glass
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2013, 08:27:15 PM »
thanks for the info otis,looking at the heights in the catalogue links you posted they do not list a 4inch high version.
have tried to take a better picture today but the swags at the top do not show that well.(bad workman allways blames his tools!)
the blue colour in this beaker is a darker blue than the blue in my 10 inch high marriot powell vase.
is this quality control or a different colourway?
thanks again


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Re: sapphire glass
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 11:05:10 AM »
Hi, the general rule of thumb is if you look down through the top the pattern is always six sided whatever the size of the vase.
Not seen the 8743 wave ribbed tumbler vase catalogued in this size.
So more likely to be a tumbler from a water set than a vase maybe?
The colour if not sapphire could be Arctic blue?
I think myself it is Whitefriars but probably from a water set.
Chris


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Re: sapphire glass
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2013, 11:36:42 AM »
I must say i am a tad confused as  i have never seen one that small or seen a water set in that pattern .
I have seen thousands of Whitefriars collections  over the years but never one of those . stummped jp.
Hows your FINSK you must be an expert by now  . Hope to see you both at Cambridge ,,,, not long now .


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Re: sapphire glass
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2013, 06:16:01 PM »
I'm also a tad suspicious of it being Whitefriars.  The colour - whatever blue it may be - does not strike me a W/F blue  colour.  The "waves" seem a bit droopy to me too, and the size as Chris says is not one of the catalogued vases.  Also like John have not seen a W/F water set for which it may be a tumbler. 

Mystery?


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Re: sapphire glass
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2013, 07:41:51 PM »
My 'assumptions' based on....

"This is a view from the inside of a Whitefriars Wave ribbed vase which shows the six sided "star" shaped ribbing in the base.  This is unique to Whitefriars"

Not really the colour which can vary from camera to camera.
Here is a emerald green 6" version to compare.
"Backtracking" me, never  ;D


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Re: sapphire glass
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2013, 09:10:20 PM »
Thanks to all members who replied to my posting, I'm confused.com.
The glass does seem to have a w/f internal mould shape also the radius on the base seems to be a nice size.
For what it's worth, here are a couple more pictures, the large vase is the 10 inch version.
For johnphilip,probably wont see you at cambridge but will go to coventry.
Thanks again.


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Re: sapphire glass
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2013, 09:13:52 PM »
I was just wondering about the Wealdstone range , they tend to be a bit different , what does Chris think about that .



 

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