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Offline Patrick

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Are they Davidsons Luna or Whitefriars ??????
« on: April 24, 2006, 09:05:39 AM »
Hi, This " is it whitefriars " question started so well....... Then deteriated into total abuse !
http://www.whitefriars.com/isit_contents.php?pageNum_Recordset4=6&ID=3317
 Check it out.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2006, 09:27:21 AM »
Hi Patrick,
First of all, I am not going to comment on the thread on this particular posting.....or any other for that matter, it wouldn't be proper not having been involved myself.

As for these vases, I get totally confused myself  :? , having only handled a finger vase (which is mine) and remembering my mum having a bark vase when I was a child.
There is another posting, Ref 3378, where the 2 vases shown, look identical, to me anyhow, to the vases now in question. Those are given as being Whitefriars.
I have scoured the catalogues and the 'Is It' section and could only find one picture of the base of a 'true' bark vase, I don't even know if the bases are similar.
I have 2, also similar, vases which are not Whitefriars, but if one looks through the catalogues, as always advised when someone posts, the sizes of mine are identical to those of one of the Whitefriars Bark vases.
As a lover of textured glass, but totally ignorant about the 'feel' of Whitefriars glass, I can see why people do get confused and misled.

Your question was however, are they Whitefriars? Quite honestly I dont know :oops:  :oops:  and they would have fooled me.
Are they Davidson Luna? No, I don't believe they are.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2006, 10:09:16 AM »
I posted a query a few years back on "Is it Whitefriars?" re. some vases I thought could be Davidson's Luna or perhaps Whitefriars. I finally found the answer myself a couple of years later - they turned out to be Oberglas of Austria! That was a surprise.

I'm not saying the ones referred to here are Oberglas, of course - and frankly I know nothing about Whitefriars - but I thought I'd throw my own limited experience of "Is it Whitefriars?" into the melting pot.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2006, 11:21:21 AM »
Another option, posted by our own Ivo a few days ago;

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,5134

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2006, 11:40:30 AM »
WHILE we're on the subject



Can anyone confirm that this massive monster (21 cm / 8" across) is a Luna?
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2006, 11:47:42 AM »
If you mean Davidson's Luna pattern, then I think definitely not.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006, 11:52:09 AM »
back to square one, then. :-)
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2006, 01:30:29 PM »
Ivo - I have a Luna pattern bowl.  The surface texture is different from yours and the glasss is considerably thinner too.  I like yours -  Swap? :lol:
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2006, 09:28:07 PM »
Hi DELTAB, Thanks for your comments, The 2 bark vases on http://www.whitefriars.com/isit_contents.php?pageNum_Recordset4=1&ID=3378 are definarley Whitefriars.... Very rare medium Sky Blue value circa 800.00 plus for the pair. I thaught you may be interested in the value incase you see any in this colour in you travels.. The smaller versions are worth evem more!   Regards Patrick.

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2006, 09:46:16 PM »
Hi Patrick,
Thanks for the information.
I didn't doubt for one moment that they are Whitefriars. I was just trying to explain that, for a novice, identification is very difficult. I have not yet found a site where there is a clear photo of the base, a photo from above or a close up of the pattern  :? . I do understand the frustration of the experts when these similar vases are posted again and again, but I also empathise with the novices when they are fooled into believing that they are purchasing a genuine Whitefriars article. Catalogues are wonderful for reference purposes, but again they show no pictures of bases etc.
I know I scoured the catalogues before I posted my vases on the Is It section, but everything, as far as I could see :oops:  :oops:  was in keeping with the sizes, colour etc. Fortunately, I bought mine for a euro and they wern't sold to me as anything other than a vase and at the time Whitefriars wasn't a sought after item. I bought them becasue I liked them. I still don't know who made them :roll: , but I am not too worried about it. :)

You never know, one day I may find one of the Sky Blue ones :wink:  :lol:  even here in Holland.
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