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Author Topic: Are they Davidsons Luna or Whitefriars ??????  (Read 6029 times)

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Offline David555

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« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2006, 01:10:29 AM »
HI

In my personal opinion Della your vases are by Ingridglas.

I have similar textured vases and candle holders in red, blue and amethyst. I had some pieces posted for months before I found some similar pieces with the Ingridglas label and a discussion was started link

I always think the Ingridglas bark range looks less defined and a bit like melted wax.

Thanks

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Offline Lustrousstone

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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2006, 08:51:30 AM »
I think Leni's question is actually what makes Whitefriars better and so desirable


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« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2006, 09:01:55 AM »
Thanks for your help, everyone   :D

I guess because they aren't really my style, I just haven't looked closely at Whitefriars - or the similar-but-not-as-good ones!   :roll:  Next time I see one 'in the flesh / glass' I will pay more attention and see if I can learn something  :oops:   :wink:
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« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2006, 09:16:48 AM »
Christine, you are right, I misread things...so I needn't have put all that stuff on.  What makes them so desirable?  I guess you could ask that question about anything....men in particular...I have certainly desired some odd ones in my time  LOL!  So don't think I can answer that one,.


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« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2006, 09:26:12 AM »
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I guess you could ask that question about anything....men in particular...

And some who look good at a distance turn out to be of inferior quality when you get 'up close and personal'  :lol:  
OK, I take your point  :roll:  :wink:
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« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2006, 09:27:40 AM »
Often, it's simply the fact that other people desire them too, that makes people want things. If no-one expresses an interest, then desire often wanes.
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I'll report again on the desirability factor on Sunday. Watch this space.

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Offline paradisetrader

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« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2006, 09:31:03 AM »
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I think Leni's question is actually what makes Whitefriars better and so desirable.

Simply ....quality
Quality of the the glass, of the molding, of the finish and of the colors.
On the textured pieces the texturing is more interesting and complex than the wanna be's.
The weight is important and has been mentioned several times.

All this from a non-WF collector - so no bias here !!!
BUT the thirst for quality, modern mid-century glass has been such that WF has now become over-rated in the marketplace.

In textured, iittala is of similar quality but only in clear.
In design and color some Blenko is equal if not better but not readily available in UK.
In non-textured Holmegaard, Caithness and other Scandi are equal if not better in quality and certainly stylish but not quite as adventurous in design.  

Quality-wise Royal Crowne / Royal Castle & Oberglas are a travesty in comparison. Ingridglass just inferior but by not so much - some styles are good but the colors nowhere near as brilliant. Ravenhead is mass produced, light weight and glassware only.

All in all Whitefriars did carve out a special niche in the UK market which worked well for a long time and it's a great pity they didn't survive.
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« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2006, 11:41:40 AM »
Thank you Peter. Think I need to go and handle some textured glass :lol:

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« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2006, 06:42:06 PM »
Quote from: "Lustrousstone"
Think I need to go and handle some textured glass :lol:

I took a comparative photo of some of the barks I've got...so here's my effort! left to right, a pair of Whitefriars barks in Kingfisher, an Iittala Timo Sarpaneva Finlandia green/grey bowl, a Kumela vase designed by Kai Blomqvist.

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10019/barks.jpg
Sorry about the reflections :roll:

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« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2006, 07:22:25 PM »
Thanks Robbo, these are very different and it would be interesting to see them with some wannabes

 

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