Whitefriars Orange Bark Vase

Textured and bold, his elegant vase is packed full of colour.

Maker
Whitefriars I United Kingdom
Designer
Whitefriars I United Kingdom
Date
1950s
Size
H 18.5cm, ø 8cm


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Description

A luscious cylinder of textured glass is a brilliant combination of colour and shape. It's a piece that would make a stunning addition to a table top with its masterful, subtle patterning.

Whitefriars was arguably the best quality glass ever created in Britain.
James Powell bought a glass factory in 1834, in the Whitefriars area of London, back then the glassworks was called James Powell & Sons. James' three sons, Arthur Powell, Nathanael Powell and John Powell, ran the factory from 1840. In 1954 Geoffrey Baxter joined the design team, and launched his very successful textured glass range in 1967, which included bark vases, the banjo vase, and of course the drunken bricklayer vase. The Whitefriars factory closed in 1980.

Condition

Glass Condition: Very good condition, faint surface scratches consistent with age

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