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Glass / Re: possible whitefriars ?
« Last post by essi on Today at 01:55:59 AM »
To ,ross ,rosie  and chriss thanks for spelling it out for me I could not find the m151 bowl anywhere (specsavers moment!)
the bowl measures 8.25 inches across
thanks for your help inidentifying the bowl
Glass Paperweights / Millefiori Paperweight
« Last post by doomsdaydefense on Today at 01:02:11 AM »
I have a millefiori paperweight I am hoping someone can help me identify. Measures 3" wide and is 2 1/2" tall. No makers signatures.
Glass / Re: possible whitefriars ?
« Last post by chriscooper on Today at 12:14:01 AM »
Like Ross says it a M151 fruit bowl 8" diameter 4" came with matching dishes

Why not email him?

Glass / Re: possible whitefriars ?
« Last post by ahremck on Yesterday at 11:35:05 PM »
Essi that bowl is an M151 and I had it checked out on the GMB plus the dimensions are correct.  As I said the rim of each item is nnot patterned for about 5 to 7mms down then the pattern begins.

Good day,

I'm not finding a match in Dohan's "Dictionary of Paperweight Signature Canes". Is any one familiar with the maker?

Many thanks and Happy New Year!
Glass / Re: possible whitefriars ?
« Last post by rosieposie on Yesterday at 10:01:03 PM »
This link might help to show what the Whitefriars examples of the small and large bowl looked like:
Glass / Re: possible whitefriars ?
« Last post by essi on Yesterday at 08:56:29 PM »
thanks for the input john. nothing that big seems to appear in the glacier range but as we have learned with w/friars glass never say never.
thanks again.
Glass / Re: possible whitefriars ?
« Last post by johnphilip on Yesterday at 08:21:43 PM »
Essi  I will ask Ray tomorrow the guy I asked in the club had downed a few pints and only worked at WFs two years so he may be wrong , some of the ex workers had no interest they may just as well have been making milk bottles and they are all quite elderly now . it was  the rigoree or milled edge to the foot  that was in doubt .

bearing in mind comments about nominal fee cost, is it worth considering that this is simply some ultra cheap type of bottle glass with masses of inclusions which are usually described as 'seeds or stones' and quite often this whitish/grey colour.               Such low grade glass is frequently this greenish colour owing to the iron impurities in the sand and with non-silica debris that doesn't melt at the same temp. as the sand.            This 'bottle' type glass would probably also be more inclined to contain bubbles than refined glass.         Just a thought.
Might see if you can scratch your name on a window pane to test the hardness of this material  -  quartz should be 7 on the Mohs scale, I think.

Of course if you really want to determine the nature of the inclusions then break the obelisk and take some of the whitish 'crumbs' to another chemist. ;) ;)   

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