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Offline chris.cooper

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Flat back Bark vase / solifleur
« on: April 17, 2006, 01:30:36 PM »
Bought this as a "rare Whitefriars Flat back Bark vase" Stands 7" high and weighs over a KG. Is it a bargain or did they see me coming?
Really need some help with this one. I bought it recently and the seller totally convinced me it was Whitefriars, she even said it had been appraised by a leading North Yorkshire auction house as a Whitefriars Flat-back Bark Vase - Value £80 - £120.

Looking at the vase, it is really convincing. Put it next to a Flint medium bark vase and the quality and texture is crisp and sharp. The base even has grain-like contours exactly like the Bark vase. Any ideas anybody?
Thanks, Chris


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Whitefriars Flat back Bark vase?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006, 01:37:51 PM »
Looks more like one of the many varying styles of solifleur vase that Walther Glas churned out during the 1970's, but that's just my own personal opinion.

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Whitefriars Flat back Bark vase?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2006, 01:40:19 PM »
Hi Chris,

A very nice solifleur. I don't know who made it, but I am pretty sure that it is not Whitefriars.
Hopefully someone here can be more specific.
It has some qualities of my Walther solifleurs.
Sorry that I can't be of more help.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2006, 01:50:25 PM »
A leading North Yorkshire auction house ( don't know if it's the same one though) has been responsible for many a mistake regarding "Whitefriars" pieces!! I've come up against this before.

When I saw it up on the Whitefriars .com site, I thought solifleur, as well, but most definitely not Whitefriars.

I like it a lot, and no idea how much it may be worth as a solifleur vase, although I've seen the odd one on e-bay making quite a bit.

Chris if you are trying to collect Whitefriars, then my best advice is to scour the catalogues on the .com site time and time again until you get a confident feel about Whitefriars shapes. It is a brilliant facility of the site worth its weight in gold, and will help prevent expensive buying mistakes!!




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