The Whitefriars Trailed glass myth!!! Before that famous store Woolworths closed down, it was selling a variety of Art Glass. One of the items was a trailed vase, selling for about £7.99. Here it is!
Photos above © David Fletcher. These are seen many times on e-bay - label removed - and described as Whitefriars!!! I have also seen them with a white trail. BEWARE!
Some have sold for a considerable sum - odd really - as they do not resemble the real thing at all !
Photo below is a comparison - and below that, a Sapphire Blue Trailed Pat. No. 8914
Whitefriars Pattern 8886 Amethyst
and below a Whitefriars Ruby Footed Trailed vase.