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Offline Deb of Oz

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Whitefriars pewter bark - why no bids?
« on: July 29, 2006, 09:27:13 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=001&item=110012496989&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

I don't know if glass sent across the world survives a customs exam at both ends of the journey.

Why isn't anyone bidding on this one please?


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Whitefriars pewter bark - why no bids?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2006, 09:34:55 AM »
Hi Deb  :D  Perhaps everyone's using a sniper now?  That vase looks ok to me, although the photo gives it a strangely widen top rim.  There's another vase the same for sale with no bids yet either.  

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/WHITEFRIARS-BARK-VASE-PEWTER_W0QQitemZ320010182734QQihZ011QQcategoryZ64877QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


PS:  I sent a piece of rather fragile Sommerso glass to Australia recently - it survived the journey!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2006, 09:43:10 AM »
As one who can find nothing at all attractive about the works of Baxter (before you all get up in arms this is purely personal opinion and I don't expect folks to necessarily like my tastes ), could it be that these common run of the mill pieces are now being seen for what they are and their values will fall accordingly.
Contentious moi????
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Offline Deb of Oz

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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2006, 09:43:23 AM »
I just love the colour. The wider rim made me wonder, but I wasn't going to start checking the catalogues when I should be making dinner, esp as I'm not bidding.


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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006, 10:31:20 AM »
Quote from: "chuggy"
As one who can find nothing at all attractive about the works of Baxter (before you all get up in arms this is purely personal opinion and I don't expect folks to necessarily like my tastes ), could it be that these common run of the mill pieces are now being seen for what they are and their values will fall accordingly.
Contentious moi????
Paul


Not at all, I agree completely. I've never understood the WF hype and did not not think it would last.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2006, 11:05:22 AM »
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I've never understood the WF hype and did not not think it would last.


I said the same about Clarice Cliff in the 1980s  :(
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Offline Deb of Oz

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« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2006, 11:11:25 AM »
That's what I am trying to navigate through - the hype Vs reality(?). As a newbie, one has to figure out what others are seeing.

My funds are very limited. I am also limited by size & weight of objects - I can't have anything I can't look after. Having already spent A$100 on orange vases that are cheap enough to use, I want to spend the next $100 in a more focused way. I don't want lots of one thing, which means I am not really a collector.

For example, I like the Chance handkerchief vases, but the prices here are OTT - and as soon as I saw the ruby cut glass one in pictures of an exhibition (Cambridge?), buying just for fun lost its attraction. That's the one I want. (But don't expect to actually get it!) Second would be the transparent ones.

The champagne taste I had as a girl hasn't dissipated with age. (Sigh)


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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2006, 11:36:26 AM »
Thank heavens Ivo I was beginning to think it was just me and I really was missing the meaning of life.
To a large extent the Clarice Cliff market has suffered a huge shake out with the top rare pieces continuing their heady heights albeit having levelled off , but the run of the mill more common pieces that had nothing to commend them other than the name have come back to much lower levels reflecting their status.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2006, 01:34:24 PM »
three pieces of Whitefriars sold at the auction I went to today (London/Essex borders) , two pewter bark vases, one amethyst volcano.  The two barks went to a dealer for £40 each, the volcano for £55, and there is commission to pay on those prices,  so the buy it now on this one is very reasonable.


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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2006, 01:58:08 PM »
:D:D:D

Hello Deb of Oz,

I can add my opinion to those of Ivo and Paul!

You want to spend your cash in a more focussed way?

You say your champagne tastes have not deserted you?

Use your gut instinct. You're not sure about WF, can't see what the fuss is about - leave it alone!

Find something you love, don't worry about who it's by.

Better still, find something you love that nobody else has found yet :twisted:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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