Faceted with one top facet and a total of 30 side facets in three rows (12 small + six large + 12 small side facets). There is a Whitefriars signature cane with a white monk and the year 1974. It comes with its original round Whitefriars box.One of my favorite Whitefriars designs. A great addition to any collection of millefiori paperweights. Please Note: The stand shown in the pictures is not included with the paperweight. It is shown for illustration only. Note on white glare : Please ignore the white areas, they are glare from the light. Modern Whitefriars paperweights are prized by collectors for their high quality glass and millefiori designs. The paperweights with mosaic canes are especially sought after. The name Whitefriars Glass dates from sometime in the 1600s. The original site had been occupied by a community of Carmelite monks known as White Friars, hence the name taken by the glass company. Some sources state that at least a portion of the company operated under the name of James Powell and Sons from 1834 to 1962. Other sources state that the Whitefriars name was used from 1680 to 1980.
Limited production of millefiori paperweights and other millefiori items started some time in the 1930s and first appeared in the 1938 catalog. Millefiori items were made using English full lead crystal (33% lead oxide). It is difficult to associate specific paperweights with this production.After 1945, they made colored glass and bubble design paperweights until the modern millefiori production started about 1951. Even then relatively few designs were produced until the 1970s. In 1980, Whitefriars glass went out of business. Large Size: Just over 3" diameter by 1 15/16" high. The base is ground concave. Faceted with a total of 31 facets, one top facet and 30 side facets in three rows (12 + 6 + 12) Condition: Excellent condition. No chips, cracks or scratches found on inspection. Signature: Signed in the design with a Whitefriars 1974 date cane. It comes with its original Whitefriars round box.
Allan's Paperweights is owned by Allan Port. If in doubt, please check with me first. Please do not ask me to declare this a gift. The item "Large Whitefriars 1974 Faceted Closepack Millefiori Paperweight" is in sale since Sunday, December 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Paperweights".
The seller is "paperweights" and is located in Wellesley, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Germany, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Australia.