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Glass Discussion & Research. No ID requests here please. => British & Irish Glass => Topic started by: kieran on September 23, 2009, 12:51:12 PM

Title: whitefriars duck
Post by: kieran on September 23, 2009, 12:51:12 PM
Hi, duck is 5 1/2 inches high

i need some advice on the colour
as i can never seem to get it right
any help appreciated
thanks kieran
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: jonchellycain on September 23, 2009, 01:27:20 PM
Hi there
i think its sapphire blue although im not always great with the colours either here is a link to the colour chart on the whitefriars site (sometimes this confuses me more  :P)  http://www.whitefriars.com/colours.php
michelle
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: kieran on September 23, 2009, 01:57:47 PM
thanks for the colour chart link

a couple of more pictures against dartington smokey
and wedgwood brutus
hope this helps
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: Leni on September 23, 2009, 02:03:22 PM
From your first (and indeed the majority of your pictures) I'd say Sapphire.  The final picture looks like Arctic Blue, but I think is is an anomaly, perhaps caused by the pink background.  I vote definitely Sapphire. 
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: Brian Lawlan on September 23, 2009, 08:00:29 PM
Given the shape and the colour that you see in the majority of the pictures, I'd say it was arctic blue.

Jill's Whitefriars Duck site is now back up and running and you can compare the picture of arctic blue there with yours.....

www.whitefriarsducks.co.uk

go to Later Ducks Page 4

Cheers,

Brian  :)
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: Cathy B on September 24, 2009, 03:25:38 AM
The colour is most obvious to me in keiren's third picture - Artic blue isn't nearly so bright, so I'm leaning towards Sapphire as well. Wonder what Emmi thinks?
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: whitefriars 007 on September 24, 2009, 07:21:49 AM
Hello Kieran

I would agree with Brian. Your duck has the classic shape and ground beak making your duck circa 1960 so I would say its Artic blue. Sapphire blue ducks  were earlier 1957 and usually have elongated "primitive" heads and fire polished beaks. Hope this helps.

Regards

Trudy  :)
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: Leni on September 24, 2009, 08:52:13 AM
I don't own any ducks - I'm a swan person  ;) - but I'll post my colour comparison picture again for people to consider.
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: vidrioguapo on September 24, 2009, 09:07:26 AM
I am usually pretty good at identifying Whitefriars colours, but this one has me stumped, it could, from the photos be either Sapphire or Arctic.  If I HAVE to guess I'd say Arctic............but really needs a better photo in natural light , and  one which Kieren can say really looks like it is in real life, so we have an idea.  What a little teaser this one is!!! ::)
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: Patrick on September 25, 2009, 08:52:17 AM
Hi,
 If it was sapphire blue it would be worth a fortune...................  Brian has looked at the SHAPE and that is what makes it Arctic blue.

Nice duck.

Regards, Patrick.
Title: Re: whitefriars duck
Post by: kieran on September 25, 2009, 09:23:50 AM
Thanks for all the feedback
a couple of pictures in natural light abeit on a cloudy day
im leaning towards arctic blue myself now as somedays it looks almost like pewter