RARE JAMES POWELL & SONS WHITEFRIARS WHEEL CUT SAPPHIRE BLUE GLASS VASE LABELLED. EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND DESIRABLE EXAMPLE OF JAMES POWELL & SONS WHITEFRIARS GLASS. Presenting an exquisite sapphire blue wheel cut glass vase produced by the quality makers James Powell and Sons. This exceptionally impressive piece appears on page 129 of the "Whitefriars Glass The Art of James Powell and Sons" edited by Lesley Jackson. According to the entry in this book, this design only appears in the 1940s Whitefriars catalogue and is the earliest pattern featuring the "C" numbers; a new series for cut designs which was continued after the war.The designer was not recorded, but judging on stylistic grounds, was likely designed by William Wilson. This exquisite piece has been expertly hand crafted in a striking sapphire blue coloured glass. An exceptionally attractive wheel cut pattern featuring two diagonal bands of oval cuts separated by waved lines stylishly flows around the large and impressive elegantly tapered form. The stunning cut pattern radiates lights throughout the striking blue coloured glass magnificently accentuating the radiance of the glass.
The cut design beautifully magnified and distorts the light to create fabulous optical effects. Its hard to believe this exquisite example is almost 80 years old.
The design remains so wonderfully contemporary and appealing. This, combined with the quality of craftsmanship ensure this magnificent example will never go out of style. This exceptional piece is presented in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. There are a few air bubbles encapsulated within the glass, a standard part of manufacture but mentioned for complete accuracy. This piece has been very well cared for and presents spectacularly.
Even the original "JP & S (W) England" paper label remains in place, beautifully authenticating this is a genuine example. Very few examples would retain this original label. This piece has been very well finished with a concave polished pontil mark to the base. There are some light surface scratches to the base, far less than would reasonably be expected but again authenticating this is a genuinely vintage example. This impressive James Powell & Sons vase stands approx 205mms or 8 inches tall and measures 185mms or 7.25 inches in diameter at the top rim.This substantial piece weighs 2.230kgs unpackaged. This magnificent example would make an outstanding addition to any James Powell and Sons, Whitefriars, or quality English art glass collection. A perfect gift idea for any discerning admirer of fine quality, handcrafted vintage objects of sheer beauty and a wonderfully stylish feature for any well designed home. International buyers are most welcome.
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The item "RARE JAMES POWELL & SONS WHITEFRIARS WHEEL CUT SAPPHIRE BLUE GLASS VASE LABELLED" is in sale since Thursday, November 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery, Glass\Glass\Art Glass\British". The seller is "threetreefrogs" and is located in melbourne. This item can be shipped worldwide.