Saturday, 5 September 2009

FOR SALE: Whitefriars Glass Duck, old style in Sapphire Blue

For sale we have this delightful and highly collectable Whitefriars Glass duck in Sapphire Blue. This is the original style made somewhere between 1955 and 1958, with the fire-polished beak. In excellent condition with no damage and only the very lightest of shelf wear to the base. This is the smaller of the two sizes made at just over 14cm tall.

Open to sensible offers, payment by cash on collection or personal cheque in Sterling. P&P via Royal Mail Special Delivery, at cost, to UK buyers. If you are outside the UK I can obtain a shipping quotation, but this will only be via courier and with full insurance.

If you have any additional questions, or would like further pictures please use the "Click to email me link" at the bottom of this blog.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

For Sale : Whitefriars Glass Sky Blue 9864 Dimple vase

Whitefriars Glass pattern 9864, "dimpled" vase in the highly sought after and vibrant Sky Blue, Full Lead Crystal, colour. Only made for a short period from 1979 to 1980 in this colour. This vase might not be the most instantly recognisable Whitefriars design, but it is certainly an interesting and scarce one.

In excellent, undamaged condition, with only slight wear to the base.

Open to sensible offers, cash on collection, P&P via Royal Mail Special Delivery only, at cost, to UK buyers. If you are outside the UK I can obtain a shipping quotation, but this will only be via courier and with full insurance.

If you have any additional questions, please use the "Click to email me link" at the bottom of this blog.




Friday, 12 June 2009

SOLD:Whitefriars Glass pattern 9676 Sunburst vase in Meadow Green

Thank you for looking, this vase is now sold.

Please take a look here for the most recent posts and items for sale :- http://whitefriarsglass4sale.blogspot.com/

Whitefrairs Glass pattern 9676, the "Sunburst" vase in the somewhat rare and sought after Meadow Green colour. Only made for a short period in this colour from 1970 when Meadow Green was introduced, and discontinued before the 1972 catalogue went to print.

In excellent, undamaged condition, I cannot find a mark on it, an absolute collectors condition vase with only a very small amount of wear to the base.

Open to sensible offers, cash on collection, P&P via Royal Mail Special Delivery only, at cost, to UK buyers. If you are outside the UK I can obtain a shipping quotation, but this will only be via courier and with full insurance.

If you have any additional questions, please use the "Click to email me link" at the bottom of this blog.






Thursday, 11 June 2009

Soda Glass blog launched

Click to visit the Whitefriars Glass Soda range blog
It will not suprise many to know I have created another new blog dedicated to the wonderful world of Whitefriars Soda Glass, please enjoy. ~(:-)

Friday, 5 June 2009

Whitefriars Ducks take off

Whitefriars Ducks, early style, click to visit the Duckpond
I am pleased to announce the safe release into the wild of Whitefriars Ducks. Their new pond is here, you would be quackers to miss it!

Over the coming weeks I will be adding more pictures, and information covering styles, beaks, colours, tails, rarities, look-a-likes etc.

In the meantime, here is a wonderful quartet of the small size early style ducks in Sapphire Blue, Sea Green and Golden Amber.
~(:-)

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Whitefriars Glass, 1970 catalogue online

I have created a new blog for the 1970 catalogue, which is here - http://whitefriarsglasscatalogues.blogspot.com/ and I also linked all the other catalogues too.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Whitefriars Soda Glass, pattern 9593



In 1962 the Whitefriars factory introduced their soda glass range with many new designs and three new colours, Midnight Blue, Amethyst & Shadow Green. Due to the nature of hand made items such as these, the thickness of the glass varies considerably, and this can make colour identification quite tricky. One of the most pleasing and more unusual shapes was the rather ecclesiastically shaped pattern 9593 chalice, and this photo depicts the three colours rather well.

The lightweight soda glass used is very delicate and prone to scratches, but on the flip side, watermarks are easily removed with a solution of water and vinegar, and the use of magic balls (small copper balls), placed into the vase with the water/vinegar and swirled around. This trio from my personal collection are in 1st class condition, certainly for their 45+ years they are doing better than me for signs of wear!

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Whitefriars for sale or trade, and Wanted's

Here is a list of items we have for sale/trade, with a Wanted list below. We have more glass than space to display it and we hate to think of it sitting in boxes and would rather it was able to be appreciated properly.

We will be attending the Cambridge Glass Fair in Feb 2009, bringing a small brood to help out with the Whitefriars Duck display, and dependent on how much interest (how much space left in the car), we are happy to bring along items which people are interested in buying/swapping. Much of this is currently boxed so please do email us using the link below, and we will find, photograph and email details (including any imperfections found) and answer any questions.

Suffice to say, apart from a little box dust, from memory all these items are in excellent condition and have normal, or less than, shelf wear. Of course you can appraise them yourself at Cambridge under no obligation. We are realists, any sensible offer considered.

Tim & Anita

Whitefriars For Sale, or Trade for Wanted items.
Pewter 7.5" bark 9690
Twilight M91 Sundae glasses, original boxed set with WF glass pamphlet insert
No.3 Slab Arctic Blue 7x7
No.2 slab Flame 3x7
No.6 slab Flint 3x7
Meadow Green slab, colour sample 7x7 (purchased from Country Seat)
Aubergine 6" Random strap 9802
Flint 2.5" paperweight 9308
Kingfisher 5.75" Finger 9729
Heather 7" knobbly 9844 (two 1mm dings)
Sapphire 4.5" ashtray 9017
Twilight 9732 larger posy vase with monk & pattern labels

Whitefriars Wanted, either trade for above or purchase.
Ducks, 7" Golden Amber, 5.5" & 7" Flint, 5.5" Twilight, all in the older style, more upright stance and slender body with polished beak, would trade 5.5" Sapphire Blue old style duck
6" Swans, Ruby, Amber, Amethyst
9851 bubbles and swirls paperweights (pref not pink swirls)
9850 paperweights
9893 & 9894 paperweights
9720 dish Kingfisher
9720, 9721 dish Tangerine
9474 Shadow Green soda tulip vase
9591 Shadow Green soda shaker vase
9471 posy vases, what colour(s) do you have as I might have missed one!

Sorry, none of the 90+ ducks for sale, however, we have some duplicates and if you have a large old style Flint or Amber, or a small old style Flint, we might be tempted to swap for old style ducks we have 2 or more of. By old style we mean pre 1960 with more upright stance, slender body, pointy tail and polished beak.
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