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Offline stemidd

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whitefriars trial piece?
« on: August 19, 2013, 07:16:49 AM »
hi all,

i bought this unusual red bowl from a whitefriars dealer at a fair some time ago and found it very unusual, he told me he got it from a worker at whitefriars many years ago and it was a trial production piece, the colour looks spot on for friars and i took  him at his word, any of you friars experts out there seen anything like it before?

it looks like a hanging salt bowl but no hole in the hanging bit, so as a trial may not have been finished off?
14 cm diameter x 16 cm high at the longest point.

any expert advice is appreciated

thanks in advance

Steve from Leeds UK.

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Re: whitefriars trial piece?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 03:29:38 PM »
Even for a trial piece, I don't think the base would be left roughly sanded like that. That would make me suspect it's Chinese, Indian or Mexican.

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Re: whitefriars trial piece?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 05:02:42 PM »
i got about 6 other pieces at the same time and all were 100% whitefriars so i had no reason to doubt him

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Re: whitefriars trial piece?
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 06:05:21 PM »
Hi Steve, not something I have come across either mate.

Cheers Chris

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Re: whitefriars trial piece?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2013, 12:01:44 AM »
i got about 6 other pieces at the same time and all were 100% whitefriars so i had no reason to doubt him

I also had no reason to doubt a Whitefriars collector when I bought a jug off him. Turned out to be Polish.  :-\

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Re: whitefriars trial piece?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2013, 06:14:06 AM »
As Dr Gregory House says everybody lies

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Offline Paul S.

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Re: whitefriars trial piece?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2013, 01:33:53 PM »
Dr. Who ???? ;)

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Re: whitefriars trial piece?
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2013, 03:28:09 PM »
Or his alias,Bertie Wooster, ::) ;D ;D

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