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Details about  Rare Tangerine Whitefriars 13" Large Drunken Bricklayer Vase - Superb Example

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Rare Tangerine Whitefriars 13" Large Drunken Bricklayer Vase - Superb Example
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Excellent with only very slight display wear to base

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12 May, 2014 16:39:23 BST
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£690.00
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Item location:
Bakewell, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

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181185931962
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Item specifics

Seller notes: Excellent with only very slight display wear to base
Glassware Type: Art Glassware Object Type: vase
Type of Glass: coloured glass Maker: Whitefriars
Glassware Era: 1950s/ 1960s/ 1970s Country of Origin: Britain

 

Rare Tangerine Whitefriars

13" Large Drunken Bricklayer Vase

 

The Drunken Bricklayer, or Whitefriars pattern number 9672 (9673 for it's smaller cousin) is now undoubtably Geoffrey Baxter's most iconic and popular design for Whitefriars Glass, designed in 1966 and produced from 1967 to circa 1977 this vase is designed with three offset blocks that look to have been laid by a careless or 'drunken bricklayer'. The middle block of the three has a pattern of indentations that were made by protrusions in the mould. All the other sides of the vase have a textured surface apart from the base. 

The layout and the pattern made by the indentations on the middle block is crucial when you are looking for a genuine drunken bricklayer as there are unfortunately many fakes and copies for sale nowadays. 

The pattern shown in my photographs is the correct one

The rim of the vase should be rounded and smooth & glossy, not flat or ground down. The rim may be a little uneven, this is normal. Unusually this vase has a very even rim for a large bricklayer.

You should also take note of the colour, these vases were made in a variety of colours but all are strong colours and are cased in clear glass - This is very strong, clear tangerine just as it should be.

(cased glass means two layers of glass, coloured on the inside then a clear outer skin)

You must also look for a polished circular indentation (called a pontil or ponty mark) on the bottom of the vase, if it doesnt have one it is not a genuine drunken bricklayer, no matter what claims are made by the seller.

Hand blown into a textured mould - in this case designed by Geoffrey Baxter - no piece of Whitefriars is exactly the same and factors like the temperature of the glass and the temperature of the mould can change the thickness of the glass or the casing, even the height and the definition of the pattern in each individual case.

The base will usually carry the expected slight wear from being used over the years - being picked up to clean behind etc.  This example doesn't have much of this wear at all making it a great piece for a collector

There are some small bubbles enclosed within the glass, this is normal

 

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