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Author Topic: Is this a Whitefriars Penguin ?  (Read 4267 times)

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Offline vidrioguapo

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2006, 07:36:53 AM »
Patrick said-
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His penguin maybe however rarer and more desireable than the Whitefriars . Best wishes Patrick.
 


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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2006, 07:48:26 AM »
thanks for your help

i have made an amendment to my ebay listing

i have been receiving emails from all over the world and most people still think it is whitefriars

reagrds roy

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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2006, 07:56:50 AM »
{{Patrick}} None of us are infallible...but all comments help, and I like your honest, straight-forward style.  :D  :D
 
Roy, it's great you're doing your best with the listing, letting people make their own minds up is the way to go.  Good luck with your auction.   :D
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« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2006, 05:14:48 PM »
Oh you lucky people!  8)

During my usual trawl through Pottery Gazette and Glass Trade Review at Broadfield House this afternoon, I came across the following:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3300

See - I do pay attention... :D
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2006, 05:56:06 PM »
I now have item listed on the  'is it Whitefriars' on the Whitefriars.com website, see what happends now

roy

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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2006, 11:15:55 AM »
Hello Roy

I would go with Patricks first comment and say your penguin is Whitefriars. I agree with Emmi that the beak,plump chest and streaks in the penguin do put doubts in your mind, but to me it has a few similarities that I have seen in W/f penguins, and also  the ruby one I have. The shape of the base looks right and the tooling mark on the tail. This tooling mark is also on mine and I have noticed it on a few that have sold before on Ebay. This is why I think yours is Whitefriars. It would be interesting to hear from others that own them to see if they also have this tooling mark on the tail. Here are some pictures of mine Roy hope this helps.

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http://i10.tinypic.com/2q8rhon.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/2uzcuj9.jpg

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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2006, 11:51:58 AM »
The tooling (shears?) mark is interesting but not conclusive IMHO.  If a piece were made in a similar fashion by another company, then it could have the same shears (tool) mark there too.

...but these things are all clues, and definitely worth noting.   :D
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2006, 12:11:48 PM »
Is he actually streaky? Looks more like reflections and background to me. A photo against a white back ground would help and give a better idea of the colour. (Apologies to Roy's garden table star of many ebay auctions!)

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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2006, 04:10:08 PM »
Thanks for all your comments, the penguin is not streaky , I think its just swirls when the penguin was made , I have tried taking a picture with a white background but its a bit dark for a decent picture, had to use the table again sorry,mught have to stain it again to make it more presentable
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2006, 05:59:35 PM »
It looks more like Arctic Blue now.....

...which is suitable for a penguin, I suppose.  :lol:

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