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Offline Pat

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Monster paperweight Clues needed please
« on: November 10, 2006, 09:38:13 PM »
I've got this huge paperweight/doorstop it's 5" diameter and 4" high and weighs 2.749 kilos!  Its controlled bubbles with a huge bubble at the top rising from a point at the bottom. It also has swirls around it. The bubble and swirls remind me of Whitefriars as does the bottom which has a quite deeply ground out and polished pontil, but I don't remember ever seeing any Whitefriars like this.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 10:30:17 AM »
Yes - this is definitely a Whitefriars, I thought they only made them in two colours - balck and blue
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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2006, 10:50:01 AM »
Just for my own education, are these commonly known as 'dumps', or is this term specifically reserved for the ovoid shaped ones?
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2006, 04:01:16 PM »
Pat - that's an immense piece of glass!!   :shock:  :D

Dave?  Do you have pics of the other colours in this WF range?  I'd like to see them as I haven't seen this style before.  Is that a frosted base?  Is that usual for WF paperweight/doorstops?  :?
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2006, 05:13:00 PM »
Thanks Dave. It is black swirls in the daylight but when held up to the sky they look olive green!  Max the last ordinary WF bubble weight I had was sort of unpolished around the pontil also. Well now at least I can sell it knowing what it is.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2006, 07:47:21 PM »
I may be incorrect but I thought a dump was made out of leftover glass so it wouldn't go to waste.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2006, 03:15:49 PM »
They are Whitefriars, I've got two of them and the colours are blue/flint and  cinnamon/flint and date from 1969. And yes they are heavy!!
I've also seen one with green swirls.
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2006, 05:52:44 PM »
Quote from: "glasstone"
They are Whitefriars, I've got two of them and the colours are blue/flint and  cinnamon/flint and date from 1969. And yes they are heavy!!
I've also seen one with green swirls.
Tony


I've never seen this style before...I can't think how I've missed them, given their size  :lol:  :lol:  Thanks for showing us Pat.  :D
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