Hello. We like to collect well-designed vintage pottery (and lots of other stuff) from the 1950s,
'60s and '70s. Here are some pictures and info of a selection of the things we've found.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Textured vase by Geoffrey Baxter for Whitefriars

And here's another tangerine beauty that perhaps deserves a blog-post to itself.

This fine example of 1960s/1970s Whitefriars glass has a wonderful shape, colour and texture. The shouldered neck that mirrors the foot at the base, the vibrant orange colour and the concentric rectangular pattern with the bobbly surface texture give this vase real style. Bright, bold and solid.

The vase is known by Whitefriars collectors as the 'TV' vase but I'm not sure why. Designed by Geoffrey Baxter, this shape of vase was in production from around 1967 to roughly 1973. As well as being made in a range of bright colours – Tangerine, Kingfisher Blue, Meadow Green – there were also TV vases made in more subtle, natural shades, such as Pewter Grey.

There's a lovely Kingfisher Blue example in the Bristol Blue Glass Museum, you can see it here: Blue Whitefriars vase

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