Above this text is a photo of the standard Whitefriars bark vases As these vases were mould blown, then the sizes rarely differ significantly.
Left to right: Pat. No: 9689 6 " tall, diameter 2.75" / Pat. No: 9690 7.5" tall, diameter 3.25" / Pat. No: 9691 9" tall 4" diameter.
SOME EXTRA DATA FOR WHITEFRIARS BARK VASES
6 inch tall Bark vase is Catalogue pattern no: 9689
Approx. diameter at rim: 2.5 inches
Approx: weight: 686 gm.
7.5 inch tall Bark vase is Catalogue pattern no: 9690
Approx. Diameter at rim: 3.25 inches
Approx. weight: 931 gm
9 inch tall Bark vase is Catalogue pattern no: 9691
Approx. diameter at rim: 4 inches
Approx. weight: 1675 gm
By comparison, a Ravenhead “lookalike” is 6.5 inches tall, 2.25 inches at rim and weighs only approximately 349 gm.
Above is Pat. No: 9734, a bark vase with a fluted base. This measures 10.5 inches and was made just for a few months only in 1969.
Below are photos of some vases seen on ebay or elsewhere which are often described as Whitefriars. Unless tagged with the makers name, actual maker is unknown.
George Davidson & Co was taken over by Abrahams & Co in 1966. In late 1968 it was named Brama Team Glassworks and the ‘Luna’ range was produced from 1971. Photo and words © Steve Rayner.
Above a genuine Whitefriars bowl Pat. No: 9687 c. 1972. Colour is Aubergine.
This is the view of the bases of two Ruby vases. On the left - not Whitefriars ; and on the right - Whitefriars, below the full profile
This was new stock sold by the British Heart Foundation charity shops a few years ago. They come in several sizes and colours. It's an ebay favourite for being described as Whitefriars.
I have been told these are by Davidson, but I am not sure, only thing I am sure about is that they are not Whitefriars. New information come to light is that these vases are from Japan.
Here is a useful link to the Glass Message board which shows some of the Japanese vases with labels. http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,52989.msg300971.html#msg300971
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