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.
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.
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Whitefriars Glass Patterns, Designs, Ranges
Nuts & Bolts
Popular Whitefriars Glass
Vases – banjo vase, bark vase, bud vase, coffin vase, guitar vase, tumbler vase, tv vase
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