Whitefriars Rare Pre-Production Trial Garland Coronation Paperweight - designed by Geoffrey Baxter.
This is the mid size 2.5 inch version, there are three different sizes available from this design trial, this size would have been used for decanter stoppers, this being a test piece in the form of a paperweight probably to check the size and fit of the design before producing it on stoppers.
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 that was never put into production, a real gem amongst whitefriars paperweights.
This design was eventually produced as a limited edition and each piece was numbered on the base, however this piece is not numbered because it was made as part of the pre-production trial.
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 2.5 inches Diameter.
Sure to be the envy of any paperweight collection.
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Whitefriars Pre-production 2.5” Trial Garland Coronation Paperweight
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