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Offline lyndhurst44

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« on: October 31, 2006, 04:15:22 PM »
Hi,
Does anyone recognise this as being Whitefriars please. I tried to list it on the Whitefriars site but can't find the link- DOH! :roll:
http://i11.tinypic.com/2ufbn0w.jpg

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2006, 04:55:29 AM »
Bryn,
I'm only an enthusiast and not an expert, but I'd say this one isn't WF. Link to the site is www.whitefriars.com, then click on the Is It Whitefriars? link.


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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2006, 11:21:17 AM »
Bryn, you need to log onto the WF.com site before you upload images to 'IsIt WF'. I'd agree with Cathy though - not WF, but I'm no expert either.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2006, 07:58:27 PM »
I'm no expert as such but I do colect some Whitefriars and I would say no to tthat bowl being WF.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2006, 10:32:26 PM »
Hi,

No idea on maker sorry, but I have a bowl very similar but in blue. Mine has a signature on the bottom. B 1923 so maybe that will help identify both.

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http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3953

signature
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-3952

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Offline lyndhurst44

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2006, 06:05:09 PM »
Hi,
Thanks everyone for your advice. Sorry for the delay in replying but I've been away on business for a couple of days and could not get to a computer to check my messages. :oops:
I recently saw an identical bowl listed on Ebay which was discribed as being by Whitefriars , but nothing new there!!! That was the reason I asked the question.
It sold for about £9 as far as I can remember. I think everyone with a piece of glass with the trademark Whitefriars polished pontil automatically assumes it to be by WF.
Your sig and date are interesting though Selina I would be quite suprised if it were that old.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2006, 06:24:23 PM »
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I think everyone with a piece of glass with the trademark Whitefriars polished pontil automatically assumes it to be by WF.

Or Webb. I've noticed a few auctions listing as "Whitefriars/Webb", although I understand that every Webb item has the acid-etched logo by the ground pontil.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006, 10:57:07 PM »
Hi again Bryn,

Ive never had cause to doubt it as it was bought quite a long time ago. Most of my glass was, I started buying bits and pieces years and years ago, before art glass collecting was even popular here. Back then you could pick up pieces everywhere for next to nothing so people had no reason to fake signatures and the like. Now I must admit, I havent learnt very much over those years...I collected purely on what I liked and what appealed to me in art glass or anything else. I ended up with quite a lot of overseas glass by default as Australia has quite a high migration from other countries :) And also to my delight, Italian immigrants came over in the early days and bought a lot of glass with them.

These days Im more inclined to not buy anything because of the cheaper copies and the Chinese art glass that has flooded the market. Also the replica glass etc etc..it goes on and on.  Most of my buys were from garage sales, ppl selling off 'old fashioned' items to make room for the new or car boot sales.

So I think it could be more than likely that the date on this bowl..one of the very first I ever bought..could be correct :)

Selina
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2006, 11:10:50 PM »
On the flip-side, it could also be a pattern/production code etched onto the glass, rather than a date.


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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2006, 11:18:15 PM »
Yep, it could be...so that would help us identify either of the bowls if anyone recognises it  :D

Selina
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