Whitefriars Architectural Slab No.2

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Whitefriars Architectural Slab No.2

Post by Nic on April 6th 2009, 2:36 pm

Architectural Slab No.2. Produced 1969-1970.

These slabs seem to have been originally designed for use as panes or glass bricks in terribly funky windows - hence their name - but were listed in the catalogues as just decorative lumps o' glass.

This example is in un unusual and subtle lilac-tinted Flint (clear) colour. Ordinarily they would not have this tint.




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WHITEFRIARS ARCHITECTURAL SLAB No 2

Post by lyndhurst44 on May 19th 2009, 8:59 am

Hi Nic,
I can remember a friend selling one of these on Ebay a couple of years ago and of the really disgruntled email he had from the buyer who was so disappointed that it was so small, even though my friend had all the measurements shown on his listing. I think the very word "slab" does make one think big!!.

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Re: Whitefriars Architectural Slab No.2

Post by Nic on May 19th 2009, 9:06 am

I sold mine shortly before uploading it here - thankfully my buyer knew what to expect! Excellent

But I have had a few grumbles in the past after folk haven't read the dimensions stated, as though it's my fault. I never understood that line of complaint.

I suppose better cameras with better macro lenses are to blame - it's so easy photograph tiny objects and make them fill a screen, should a person wish to.

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Re: Whitefriars Architectural Slab No.2

Post by lyndhurst44 on May 19th 2009, 11:39 am

Just the words Architectural slab gives the impression of something being huge to many i.e. will it get through my front door Shocked
I sold a Mats Jonasson mini paperweight recently that the buyer in the US expected a larger piece because, as you said, the animal looked big in the photo but the paperweight was actually just 5cms wide although the clue should have been seen in the title.
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Post by Pip on May 19th 2009, 2:36 pm

I sold a Scandi cruet set years ago - measurements in metric and imperial clearly on the listing - the buyer emailed me on receipt to say 'much smaller than I'd imagined' - hmmmmm

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