Sunday, 22 August 2010
BARK VASES - RAVENHEAD versus WHITEFRIARS
Below is a photo of the three Whitefriars catalogues vases - sizes are 6 inches, 7.5 inches and 9 inches.
The following is a photo for comparison purposes . L - R: 7.5 inch Whitefriars, 6.5 inch Ravenhead and a 6 inch Whitefriars.
As you can see, the Whitefriars Bark vases by comparison are far more substantial.
More comparison photos..........
detail at the top.
Above is a photo of the base treatment. On the left the Ravenhead vase is flat, on the right the Whitefriars vase has a ground out and polished pontil mark.
And finally a photo of the "bark" texture. On the Ravenhead one the moulding is vertical compared to the Whitefriars distinctive bark design.
BEWARE of falling into the trap of buying a Ravenhead vase which is described as Whitefriars. They are a very inferior glass quality by comparison and have little resale value.
Finally, a comparison photo of a Ravenhead tumber(on the left) and a Whitefriars tumbler on the right.