A selection of bud vases which are all too frequently advertised on ebay and elsewhere as having been made by Whitefriars. NONE OF THEM ARE WHITEFRIARS. Jack in the Pulpit vases, mostly BY ASEDA OF SWEDEN - some Czech and Swedish bubble based vases. I’ll say it again - none of them are Whitefriars, not even vaguely similar to anything in the Whitefriars catalogues. But because of the bubble treatment, sellers automatically think they are Whitefriars. THEY NEVER ARE!!
Blue? Bubbles? Not always Whitefriars. On the left we have a photo of a beautiful bubbled vase thought to be Swedish (but not confirmed) and on the right, two vases by William Wilson for Whitefriars in Sapphire Blue.
There are many, many Optic ribbed vases from a variety of different manufacturers and are often misdescribed. They come in many shapes and forms, but to my eyes the Whitefriars is quite distinctive, having fewer and more spaced apart ribs and a "softer" appearance, than many of the look-a-likes.
Here are some look-a- likes, mostly Scandinavian in origin.
Above is another Scandinavian Optic ribed vase next to an original Whitefriars on the right Pattern Number 9094.
Above, another Whitefriars original Sea Green Pattern 9094 with label.
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