Whitefriars Glass


Whitefriars was founded in 1680, near Temple in the City of London, England, by William Davies. Whitefriars comes from Carmelite Fathers, whose monastery once occupied the site. They produced tableware, paperweights, vases and much more. Some of the most popular colors used was blue, green, amber and amethyst.

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In 1834, James Powell bought the company and operated under the name Powell & Sons. Most collectors however referred to the glass made as Whitefriars, the name officially adopted in 1962.

During the late 1800’s, they designed Art Nouveau style glass.

In 1923, Whitefriars Glass moved their operations to Wealdstone, Middlesex.

Geoffery Baxter joined the company in 1954, creating Scandinavian-inspired pieces. Around that same time, James Hogan, Peter Wheeler and William Wilson joined the company as well. Starting in 1967, they created the “Textured” range, one of the most sought after ranges by collectors. “Drunken Bricklayer” and “Banjo” are two of the most popular designs of that era.

Whitefriars closed down in 1980.

Whitefriars Glass Marks
Whitefriars

Whitefriars Glass Patterns, Designs, Ranges
Aztec
Bamboo
Banjo
Basketweave Slab
Cucumber
Drunken Bricklayer
Hobnail
Hoop
Knobbly
Minoan
Nuts & Bolts
Old Gold
Pyramid
Studio
Sunspot
Textured
Triangle

Popular Whitefriars Glass
Bowls
Crystal
Decanters
Jugs
Paperweights
Vases – banjo vase, bark vase, bud vase, coffin vase, guitar vase, tumbler vase, tv vase

Whitefriars Glass Artists And Designers
Barnaby Powell
Geoffery Baxter
Harry Powell
James Hogan
Marriott Powell
Peter Wheeler
William Wilson

Whitefriars Glass Value, Price Guide
High $ – Mid $$$


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