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British Art Glass245 of 680Selkirk Paperweight 1982 SanctuaryWhitefriars 1974 Paperweight P20 Brick Cut Twists & Florets
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    Hi all,
    1880-1900, Ventitian/Roman inspired vase, possible by James Powell & Son's/ Whitefriars
    It's 4 1/2 inches high with a large ground and polished pontil.
    The colour i think is known as Straw and Opal.

    Thank you

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    1. Collectomaniac Collectomaniac, 5 years ago
      Interesting for me, to see the pontil grind on such a small delicate vase.
      Is it really about 4" tall.
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Just delightful Fran!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      lovely it is...........
    4. Hamish Hamish, 5 years ago
      Can you tell me, is Vaseline glass quite common? And are there many makers of this?
    5. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      a wonderful couple
    6. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the nice comments & questions..:-S
      I'll do my best to answer.
      Collectomaniac, I agree it is a delight to see a lovely polished pontil, it's so smooth to touch as well :) I was a bit short on my size estimation, it's exactly 4 1/2 inches high.
      Hi Hamish, i see this type of Vaseline glass occasionally, specially the thorn vases, they're not incredibly rare, but other shapes can be. I usually see this type described as by John Walsh or Thomas Webb. There're are collectors & collections here on CW of only Vaseline glass. I like all varieties of uranium glass, I love to be surprised by something I wouldn't have dreamt was uranium.
    7. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 5 years ago
      Lovely as always Fran :)
    8. lovedecanters lovedecanters, 5 years ago
      Hampshire, the quality stuff like the little vase is quite rare as it is a skilled thing to get the reheating effects is a fine piece of glass like that. An alternative maker for this could be Whitefriars. That would put it into a different price bracket. It may worth asking on Whitefriars Collectors page on FB. Their are very knowledgeable active and active people on there.
    9. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Hi lovedecanters, Is "HHampshire" reference to your location? Welcome, and thank you. I'm not an expert on Whitefriars so did some reading up after your comment. I never knew James Powell & Sons purchased Whitefriars in 1834. I wondered, after reading more, if this could be by Harry James Powell, Grandson of the founder? I read that he liked to experiment with opalescent glass & classic styles, like this, Roman/Grecian.
    10. lovedecanters lovedecanters, 5 years ago
      I have no clue as to why I wrote Hampshire (autocorrection??) I live in Northamptonshire, UK. Since my last message I have been doing some work on my web site and now have a section on Whitefriars if you are interested.
      Look in the section Glass by Maker.
    11. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Hi lovedecanters. Thank you I'll certainly check it out. I did ask a FB Whitefriars group what they thought of this. I think the consensus was against it being Whitefriars because the opalescence doesn't go right up to the rim.

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