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Author Topic: any thoughts on the maker of this commemorative piece? ID = Whitefriars  (Read 609 times)

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Offline chriscooper

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Faceted paperweight to commemerate the 50th anniversary of the glass manufacturers federation. any thoughts on who may have made it? it reminds me of Webb maybe?

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Re: any thoughts on the maker of this commemorative piece?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 11:33:28 AM »
This is Whitefriars. They did very few clear glass engraved weights (unlike Webb Corbett as you suggested).  They also did a 1972 Munich Olympics and a Royal Silver Wedding.  I have examples of all three and they are all very similar in size and weight. 
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Re: any thoughts on the maker of this commemorative piece? ID = Whitefriars
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 04:09:51 PM »
Thank you Martin, my initial thought was Whitefriars but thought it a little plain?
Also it is etched number 142 on the base rim any chance of a photo of the other 2

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Re: any thoughts on the maker of this commemorative piece? ID = Whitefriars
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2013, 09:42:30 AM »
I should have asked if it was numbered. That is how Whitefriars usually did the clear weights - with a number engraved on the outer edge of the base.  I will try and get some photos up over the weekend.  Might even be sooner if I can find them tonight!
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Re: any thoughts on the maker of this commemorative piece? ID = Whitefriars
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2013, 03:11:38 PM »
Thanks, interested to see a photo of the wedding one think I know where there is one, but again presumed these were Webb.

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