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Author Topic: Is this a Whitefriars? ID = Alsterfors  (Read 286 times)

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Is this a Whitefriars? ID = Alsterfors
« on: September 23, 2020, 08:50:06 PM »
I bought this vase with other glass items on impulse on a online auction thinking that there was chance that this piece could be a Whitefriars Pattern 9243 .  To my disappointment when I received  the vase I found that it measures 11.75ins in height and not the 10.5ins I expected with that pattern  Whitefriars. The ball at the base too seemed wrong,  not round but segmented. Any ideas as to what  this vase  is would be must appreciated.
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Re: Is this a Whitefriars?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2020, 08:38:49 AM »
It isn't Whitefriars. More likely to be Alsterfors, Sweden.
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Re: Is this a Whitefriars?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2020, 11:12:29 AM »
Thanks Anne for your response and of course you are spot on. Yes this is an  Alsterfors. I'm so embarrassed to have had to ask.
Thanks again.
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Re: Is this a Whitefriars?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 03:12:22 PM »
Please don't ever feel embarrassed to ask.  ;)
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Re: Is this a Whitefriars?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 03:17:29 PM »
Absolutely not - it is quite similar to a WFs design.
It's just the shape and placement of the knop that is different. And now you know. :)
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Re: Is this a Whitefriars?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 12:07:53 PM »
Thanks both of you for your words of support. It is what makes this a Forum such a pleasure to visit.
By way of an excuse on my part the base of the vase was hidden in the auction house picture. I like to think I would have realised it was not Whitefriars if it had been visible. As they say that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it .
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Re: Is this a Whitefriars?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2020, 12:20:58 PM »
I actually prefer the Alsterfors ones to the WF. ones.  ;)
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Re: Is this a Whitefriars? ID = Alsterfors
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 03:38:36 PM »
I have updated the thread title to include the ID for Alsterfors.

But could some kind person please add a link to a known example as my general searches have not found one!
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Re: Is this a Whitefriars? ID = Alsterfors
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2020, 06:55:33 PM »
Christine has a similar one in this topic http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,13337.0.html
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Re: Is this a Whitefriars? ID = Alsterfors
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2020, 09:13:07 PM »
OK thanks Anne, It'll do for me.

But I wonder why I could find no similar ones on a general google search  ???
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