This is an authentic, rare, Whitefriars, aubergine, textured hoop vase, pattern number 9860.
Designed by the late great
Geoffrey Baxter, as part of his iconic 60s textured range.
The original textured moulds
were produced by Geoffrey Baxter, in his spare time, and were made from objects
including bark and nails. The textured hoop vases were made
Aubergine is certainly
one of the rarer and most sought-after of all the produced textured hoop vases.
stunning aubergine textured hoop vase is in superb condition, no nasty chips, fleabites, scratches, or restoration, does have some very tiny
light surface scratches to the base, commensurate with it's 43 years of age, nothing unusual.
Height: 11.25 inches
or 28.3 cm
Diameter: 3 inches or 7.5 cm (narrowest point)
Diameter: 4.75 inches or 12 cm (widest hoop)
Weight: 4lb or 1.8 kg
This vase does have the odd
very tiny manufacturing firing bubble, small bubbles and
inclusions/imperfections are all part and parcel of Whitefriars hand made glass
and are not considered defects or flaws. In fact I'd be more concerned if it
didn't have any bubbles, most genuine honest pieces of Whitefriars glass do
have some tiny bubbles.
The colour is a beautiful
crystal clear deep aubergine as you can see from the photos.
I've took a picture of the pontil to
show it's authenticity and weight is another way of
detecting authenticity. There are other ways as well, UV test.
If you're intending to purchase a piece of
Whitefriars glass, please be careful, because there are fakes about. These
pieces of Whitefriars glass have become so very collectable and sought-after (hence
An antique that's appreciating in
value, today’s investment will become tomorrow’s heirloom, (better than keeping
your money in the bank).
I've only got one, and once it's gone ....
it's gone. You might never find another one this good, and if there's one thing
I've learned about antiques, when items are of quality and extremely rare he
who hesitates, normally ends up losing out.
Again let me reiterate, 100% genuine, there's
plenty of pieces of Whitefriars glass for sale, but you try and find an authentic Whitefriars textured hoop vase, these
just don't come up for sale that often, also I don't think my photos are
doing this vase true justice.
This beautiful rare aubergine textured hoop vase will be sent out recorded, special delivery with
Please note, all my international postal
charges are only estimates and will be confirmed and altered up or down when I
know the destination to where, items are being sent. Please also note I only
charge actual costs of postage and packaging with insurance, no more.
If anyone has a large aubergine drunken bricklayer they're contemplating selling, please feel free to get in touch, because I would be interested in purchasing it, for my own collection.
Please feel free to look at my other items.