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Post by NaomiM on August 13th 2012, 7:23 pm

Bought this a while back thinking it was Murano, but now not so sure - would the rim be polished and bevelled?

11" tall, 4.25" dia.
Polished and bevelled rim.
Pontil mark on base.


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Post by Nic on August 13th 2012, 10:57 pm

I don't think it's Murano - it is very nice, though.
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Post by NaomiM on August 14th 2012, 12:23 am

Nic wrote:I don't think it's Murano - it is very nice, though.

Seriously, you think it's a good 'un?
I took a punt on it - it was a toss up between this or a piece of Bristol Blue at one of the Bank Holiday fairs at Winchester. Then got it home and started worrying it was a cut down rim.
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Post by Nic on August 14th 2012, 12:53 am

I'm a sucker for glass with cool blue colours. I'd have snapped it up.
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Post by NaomiM on August 14th 2012, 7:32 pm

It is a lovely colour, but quite subtle in the top half and so tricky to photograph.

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Post by Nic on August 14th 2012, 11:13 pm

Been thinking all day, because I was sure I'd seen the vase before...

...and I've just remembered. Turns out your 'aquamarine' description was apt.

It's the quite rare Whitefriars model 9494 vase, in a very short-lived colourway called, yup, Aquamarine (a cased combination of their Emerald and Sapphire colours). Dates to around 1957, design by Geoffrey Baxter.
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Post by NaomiM on August 14th 2012, 11:45 pm

Nic wrote:Been thinking all day, because I was sure I'd seen the vase before...

...and I've just remembered. Turns out your 'aquamarine' description was apt.

It's the quite rare Whitefriars model 9494 vase, in a very short-lived colourway called, yup, Aquamarine (a cased combination of their Emerald and Sapphire colours). Dates to around 1957, design by Geoffrey Baxter.

OMG! Shock
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Happy
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Post by NaomiM on August 14th 2012, 11:48 pm

And to think I had considered dropping it off at the local charity shop so they could sell it for a fiver because I thought it was a debased Murano.

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Post by Nic on August 15th 2012, 12:57 am

Should've kept my trap shut and offered you a tenner for it. Innocent Laughter

There aren't too many of these vases about, so it's a very good find.
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Post by NaomiM on August 15th 2012, 1:07 pm

Should've kept my trap shut and offered you a tenner for it.

I probably would have accepted. Big Laughter

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Post by CMC on August 15th 2012, 9:27 pm

Nice find also in Twilight and Evening Sky (blue with a hint of pink) one sold on eBay last year for around £85 a scarce vase that doesn't appear very often.

Scroll down to page 11 and 12 of the 1957 catalogue to see the vase and a few different designs in the rare colourways.

http://www.whitefriarsorg.org/memb1/cat-57/catalogues.htm

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Post by NaomiM on August 15th 2012, 10:06 pm

CMC wrote:Nice find also in Twilight and Evening Sky (blue with a hint of pink) one sold on eBay last year for around £85 a scarce vase that doesn't appear very often.

Scroll down to page 11 and 12 of the 1957 catalogue to see the vase and a few different designs in the rare colourways.

http://www.whitefriarsorg.org/memb1/cat-57/catalogues.htm

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"Twilight and Evening Sky (blue with a hint of pink) " - that sounds gorgeous.
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