Whitefriars lobed glass vase pattern 9385 in sea green c1950s. Thick-walled vase with shaped oval rim. Lobed lower body and base. Designed by James Hogan in the late 1940s and produced by Whitefriars during the 1950s. Ground pontil mark to base. The vase measures 19.5 cm in height.
In 1834 James Powell (wine merchant and entrepreneur) acquired the Whitefriars Glass Company. Powell and his sons were newcomers to glass making, but soon acquired the necessary expertise. Successive generations brought further technical innovations as well as a focus on design – influenced by, and in turn, influencing the various British design movements through the latter part of the 19th century and into the 20th century. The 19th century saw the firm forging links with leading Arts and Crafts, and Aesthetic Movement designers as well as being influenced by emerging Art Nouvea