Unusual Whitefriars Design Trial Early Date Cane Paperweight - designed by Geoffrey Baxter.

 

This design trial piece was part of a trial for the introduction of date canes into Whitefriars paperweights.  Using Early canes this paperweight has an early form of a date cane with no monk symbol which is unusual. The monkless date cane for 1970 also correlates with the first date canes which were introduced during 1970. Being part of the design trial for Baxter this is a very special piece.

Bought from the private Collection of Earnest Miller, father of Stuart Miller (Whitefriars Assistant to the Chief of Design Geoffrey Baxter) along with a number of other trial pieces, friggers and one-off Experimental Pieces of Whitefriars Glass.

 

Stuarts father Earnest took a keen interest in Stuarts work and amassed a large collection of rare and experimental pieces which Geoffrey Baxter would give to Stuart from his office or the design department at Whitefriars, to take home to his father to add to his collection.

This would have been part of a design trial and is a real historical gem amongst whitefriars paperweights.

A stunning and beautiful design which adds quality and rarity to any display.

Beautiful condition with no obvious damage, although under a magnifying glass I have detected 3 microscopic marks around the edges of the windows, and some very light surface marks, almost certainly no a problem at all but mentioned for total accuracy.

Approximately 3 inches Diameter.

Sure to be the envy of any paperweight collection.

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Unusual Whitefriars Design Trial Early Date Cane Paperweight

£350.00 Regular Price
£210.00Sale Price
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