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Offline Chris Harrison

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Streaky lobed bowl
« on: October 20, 2006, 10:58:37 AM »
This one has had me baffled for a while.  Can anyone help?

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3739
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3738

Bowl with 6 lobes to the base.
Flat ground base with plenty of wear.  Ground circular punty mark in the centre.

100 mm d
60 mm h
Very heavy for its size at 800g

Not sure how to describe the colour.  When you look at it closely from all angles in bright light, it appears to have a pale blue and emerald green swirly core, and to be cased in flint.  In the gloom, however, the blue takes over, as you can see from the photos.  It doesn't appear to be neodymium.

Anyone recognise it, or have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Chris


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Streaky lobed bowl
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006, 11:09:34 AM »
Have you considered Whitefriars as a possibility? Just a thought, I'm in no way certain but it reminds me of the lobed vases and bowls they made. It might be worth posting a photo on the Is It section of Whitefriars.com even if just to rule it out.


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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006, 11:18:16 AM »
Hi Pip

Yes, thanks, I tried there a few months ago.  Not even the slightest suggestion in reply!

The green is good for WF (e.g. the crystal-cased green optic vases of the early 60s) but the blue doesn't match Arctic or Sky, and I don't know of any 6-lobed WF pieces.  That doesn't mean there weren't any, of course...

Oh, no!  It must be one of those rare experimental items again... :-)


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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006, 11:23:13 AM »
Although the blue might be sapphire, I suppose.  I've just compared it against a big Hogan lobed bowl and it's not too shabby.


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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2006, 11:52:30 AM »
Can't say I've come across this in any Whitefriars catalogues etc  But.......

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That doesn't mean there weren't any, of course...


The base looks Whitfriars...ish, but the rim doesn't say W/F to me.  Good luck with your search!  Emmi


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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006, 02:02:04 PM »
Hi Emmi

This certainly isn't in any of the WF catalogues that are available on-line.

I have 3 sizes of their 9099 bowls/ashtrays.  This rim is quite similar.

I suspect the 6 lobes will be the key to eventually finding a match.

Thanks,
Chris


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Re: Streaky lobed bowl
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 07:40:37 PM »
This appears to be a fairly rare piece of Whitefriars, designed by Captain H.J. Dunne-Cooke in the 1920s or 30s.  Willie Clegg reckons it may be from the late 30s because of the colour.


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Re: Streaky lobed bowl
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 09:44:51 PM »
Ohhhhh how interesting, Chris. It's taken a while but good to have a result finally. :thup:


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Re: Streaky lobed bowl
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2010, 09:48:07 PM »
Wow that's very exciting news  :clap:

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Re: Streaky lobed bowl
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2010, 09:51:27 PM »
Hi Chris, what colour would that be then?  And is that the same Willy Clegg from the country seat???  :)

 

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