None of the photos above are of Whitefriars glass! This is a blog in which I hope to show some glass which is so often wrongly attributed as Whitefriars when it is not. Time and time again you will find them on ebay, in auction houses, Antique shops and Collector’s Centres, independent dealers and at Fairs, all misattributed!
It drives me absolutely crazy to see new collectors of Whitefriars spend good money on glass which is as far removed from being Whitefriars as it is possible to get.
This is not to say that the items shown here are particularly inferior in any way. Some of the makers illustrated on this blog have a high profile and are hugely collectable in their own right.
But not every piece of glass that has a polished pontil, or bubbles, or has a texture or similar shape to some Whitefriars pieces can be attributed to Whitefriars.
I am an active member of the specialist web site www.whitefriars.com. I certainly do not know everything about all glass, so this blog, although my idea, has also some valuable contributions from my fellow members by way of photographs and information.
I would like to consider this as a “collective” blog and I thank all of those forum members and friends who have contributed to make it a hopefully useful resource.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING PHOTOGRAPHS
Most photos here are by kind permission of the owners. Some have been used from the Whitefriars Mistaken Identities section, where people have freely posted them for identification purposes. If there are any objections to such photos having been used, then please email me, and they can be removed. This blog is intended as a friendly learning experience and not to gain in any way from publication of the photos.
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.
I am a collector of Whitefriars glass and an active member of the specialist web site:
www.whitefriars.com. All my items for sale have been thoroughly researched and are genuine Whitefriars glass. If you are looking for anything in particular, please ask me, as I do have a huge personal collection which is constantly changing.
Do please email me with any question or enquiries..........Email me!