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Auction: Arts and Crafts
was auctioned on: 19 June 2019
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A rare James Powell and Sons Whitefriars Sea Green glass vase designed by Harry J. Powell

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Estimate: £600 - £900
ca. US$754 - US$1,131
Price realised:  £1,800
ca. US$2,263
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A rare James Powell and Sons Whitefriars Sea Green glass vase designed by Harry J. Powell, with pulled dark green melted threads, engraved with dragonflies, with applied blue glass eyes, engraved inscription Hodie non Cras, (today tomorrow), unsigned, 13cm. high Literature Lesley Jackson, Whitefriars Glass the Art of James Powell & Sons, Richard Dennis/Manchester City Art Galleries, page 108 plate 47 and 48 for comparable examples of Powell glass illustrated. Catalogue notes The original design for this vase is included in Harry J. Powell's undated sketchbooks on page 70 and 76, held in the Museum of London collection. Although the sketchbooks are undated the vase possibly dates from circa 1903 and exhibited at The Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, New Gallery 121 Regent's Street, London in 1903 where several example of Harry Powell's designs were exhibited by James Powell & Sons, Whitefriars. Eight pieces were exhibited and listed as made by Mr Smith (master blower) and Mr Hillebaur (engraver). Woolley and Wallis would like to thank Alex Werner for his help in cataloguing this vase. Read more »

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd
Title: Arts and Crafts
Date of the auction: 19 Jun 2019
Address: Woolley and Wallis Salisbury Salerooms Ltd
Castle Street 51-61
SP1 3SU Salisbury Wiltshire
United Kingdom
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