Unusual Whitefriars Design Trial Early Dateless Cane "Lone Monk" Paperweight - designed by Geoffrey Baxter.
This design trial piece was part of a trial for the introduction of date canes and signature canes into Whitefriars paperweights. Using Early canes this paperweight has an early form of a signature cane with the "lone monk" symbol which is unusual. The "Lone Monk" cane also correlates with the first signature canes which were introduced during 1969. 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.
Good condition with no obvious damage, I am happy to inspect the paperweight with a strong magnifying glass to check for any microscopic marks which are not visible to the human eye upon request.
Approximately 3 inches Diameter.
Sure to be the envy of any paperweight collection.
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Unusual Whitefriars Design Trial Early Dateless "Lone Monk" Paperweight
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