Whitefriars 9582 Optic Rib Flared Vase in Ruby Red
Beautiful Whitefriars 'Flared' glass vase in the classic ruby red.
Featured in the 1969 Whitefriars catalogue as pattern number 9582.
A substantially weighty Mid Century glass vase that retains its elegant appearance. Described as Optic Ribbed due to the effect created by looking down the glass. This is the perfect size for the average bouquet of flowers and is sure to be used time and time again.
Designer: Geoffrey Baxter
Manufacturer: (Whitefriars) James Powell & Sons.
Dimensions: H. 6 1/2" W. 4"
Condition: Very good - see images as they form part of the description.
Details: Whitefriars Glassworks was bought in 1834 by James Powell (although the glass factory on which it stood opened circa 1720). The firm was known as Whitefriars Glass: James Powell & Sons of London (the Powell name was dropped much later) and closed in the 1980s. Initially creating and supplying beautiful stained glass for churches, the firm went onto become known for its associations with designers including William Morris, producing Art Nouveau and Art and Crafts art glass and tableware.
During the mid twentieth century, Whitefriars became a leading light in contemporary glass designs and is much coveted by today's collectors for its Modernist creations, most notably by Geoffrey Baxter and William Wilson.
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