Monday, October 31, 2011

Patrick Howard Antiques - Whitefriars

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Whitefriars (1720-1980) is arguably one of the best known English glassmakers, records show it first started producing glass just off Fleet St. in London in 1720. James Powell, a London Wine Merchant and entrepreneur, purchased the factory in 1834. 
In the mid 1960s the designer Geoffrey Baxter who had joined the factory in 1954 directly from the Royal School of Art began designing with a new approach to glass design this resulted in introducing the "Textured Range" which was released in 1967.

Patrick Howard Antiques , 52 Francis Street, Dublin may have the Largest Collection in Ireland