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Offline mhgcgolfclub

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Is this a Whitefriars Penguin ?
« on: September 11, 2006, 01:05:12 PM »
Hi any help please confirming if this is a Whitefriars Penguin or not, he stands approx 6.5 inches tall and weighs  1kg, also if it is a colour for him , he looks more green than any other colour, also there are lots of swirls within the glass
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/th_penguin22.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/th_penguin23.jpg)
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y76/mhgcgolfclub/th_penguin24.jpg)
many thanks regards roy


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Is this a Whitefriars Penguin ?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2006, 01:15:52 PM »
Hi Roy,
I know nothing about Whitefriars, but there is one here:
http://www.whitefriars.com/isit_contents.php?ID=1849
You will be able to compare better.
Maybe Emmi will be along and take a look soon, or Max.
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Offline mhgcgolfclub

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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2006, 02:03:36 PM »
Hi thanks looks very similar, although the one I have looks a little fatter , same height, maybe ocean green, have to wait fof another reply to confirm but thanks for the link to picture

roy  :D


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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2006, 02:46:25 PM »
I am not an expert on Whitefriars penguins....only seen photos and read about them on the various forums....but from my little knowledge, I would say no it isn't quite right.  Why not post the photo on both whitefriars.com and whitefriars.org as there are some seriously more knowledgable penguin lovers there.  Regards  Emmi


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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2006, 06:40:18 PM »
Hi Roy, It certainly looks like an Ocean Green penguin by Vincente Boffo who used to work for whitefriars. They were in the catalogue and very popular.  His work records show that 934 were made in this colour. Your exhample has a magnificent beak and very pronounced chest and wings... I have never seen one as good as yours. Check out a past post on the sublect
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,2462.0.html
 Regards Patrick...
PS.  For a picture of the man himself...............
http://whitefriarsorg.org/mf/index.php?s=d3da37db99f86e527ef77b355a5ea002&showtopic=393


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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2006, 11:28:11 AM »
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I would say no it isn't quite right.


Whoops!!!!  Well, nobody's perfect!!!


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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2006, 11:32:34 AM »
:wink:  It's all a learning curve isn't it Emmi?  I wasn't sure, so I kept quiet!  :lol:  The base seems unusual for WF...are the ducks finished like that too?
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2006, 02:18:38 PM »
Thanks for your comments, it seems he is a Whitefriars penguin still complete with his beak many thanks

roy


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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2006, 06:25:16 PM »
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I wasn't sure, so I kept quiet!


Wish I had,  but it's rather fat belly and elongated beak put a negative in my mind!!  Nothing like the penguin photos I have seen.  As for the duck bases, not sure Max as I don't generally "do" ducks.  Emmi
PS  I don't "do" jugs either...find them rather a minefield as there are SO many look - a - likes from Polish and other makers.


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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2006, 05:46:01 AM »
Hi , Nobody is infalable...............  I have now CHANGED MY MIND !!!!!!!!
 After talking to somebody late last night about why the green should be streaky, he told me of Scandinavian exhamples with more rounded chests and beaks that curved downwards towards the end.
 Emmi and Max you can both walk around with your heads held high whilst I can take on a more sorry pose.
 I will email this new info to the seller so that he can mention it on his Ebay posting. His penguin maybe however rarer and more desireable than the Whitefriars . Best wishes Patrick.

 

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