A Kingfisher blue Whitefriars 'Totem' vase, pattern number 9671, 26cm high
Estimate £60 - £100 sold for £140 14th October 2020
bought a glass factory in 1834, in the area of London. James' three sons, , and ran the factory from 1840. Originally the company made stained glass, and scientific and industrial glass. Whitefriars began making glass tableware during the 1860's. In 1875, Nathanael's son, , joined Whitefriars, and ran the company until 1919 and created many designs. In 1923, the company relocated to a new factory in Middlesex. Designers at Whitefriars during the 20's, 30's and 40's were , , , , and . In 1954 joined the design team, and launched his very successful textured glass range in 1967, which included bark vases, the banjo vase, the Totem pole vase and of course the drunken bricklayer vase. The Whitefriars factory closed in 1980.