ART GLASS SMOKE GREY OVAL
TAPERING CASED VASE - DESIGNED BY GEOFFREY BAXTER C.1965
easy to find, these Whitefriars and similar postwar art glass pieces
are become scarcer and more expensive as they disappear into worldwide
collector cabinets and distinctive decor schemes. This stunning smoke
tapering cased glass vase is one of a range
of cased glass
vases of varying shape designed by Whitefriars main man Geoffrey Baxter
circa 1965. The differences between many designs are subtle but this
vase has been identified as conforming to Whitefriars pattern shape
9657, as illustrated in
the 1974 catalogue." Antiques Expert Hamilton Bear.
References:See similar cased glass pieces illustrated in Whitefriars
Glass, The Art of James Powell & Sons,Lesley
Jackson Ed. , page 137.
height 128 mm max. approximately 5 inches. width 80 mm max.
No significant defects in our opinion. We rate this A1 for display and
a great example. There are typical scratches and minor scuffing wear to the underside base as usually found
on pieces of this type. One tiny wear scratch to bulbous area of vase that is difficult to spot and does not impact on
the very good visual display qualities of the vase.
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