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All the paperweights illustrated below have been sold.

This page shows typical 20th Century examples of the work of this famous English glassworks.

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1979 Large Bumble Bee
Reference: WHI 02170
Probably the rarest of the 3 “animal” weights and the most difficult to find. Bundles of blue/white rods and pale-yellow/pink canes form the body; the wings are made of pink-centred white composite canes. The head is a blue/white composite cane, the eyes lilac/white. The canes in the cluster above t..
1980 Large Butterfly
Reference: WHI 02106
A superb weight with a pale-blue butterfly on a sapphire blue ground within a white/pink meandering garland. The body is composed of pale-blue & pale-lilac bundled rods, the head is made of pink & blue millefiori canes with 2 blue-rod antennae. Each wing contains ca. 30 pale-blue bundled-rod canes; ..
1979 Pale-green Butterfly
Reference: WHI 03392
A large butterfly set over a light-green ground. Soft watercolour hues lend the insect an etheral quality. The wings are composed of pale-green/yellow millefiori canes with white/pink canes enhancing the tips of each one. Pale-blue & pale-lilac rods form the body; pink, blue & white canes the head. ..
1978 Large White Butterfly
Reference: WHI 02274
A large millefiori butterfly from the first year this design was produced. The insect’s body is formed from bundled pale-blue, pale-green, lilac & white rods; the head is shaped from a green & white composite cane with 2 blue rod antennae. White & red composite canes make up both the fore and hind w..
1979 Butterfly & Rose
Reference: WHI 04388
A large butterfly set below a pink & white Clichy-style rose.  Bordered in pink the insect’s outstretched wings are infilled with blue complex millefiori canes.  Pale-blue rods form the body and antennae, with a single blue compound cane for the head.  Encircled by a pale-green/wh..
1979 Large Owl on Dark-blue
Reference: WHI 04128
White & pink complex millefiori canes make up the bird’s body with clusters of pale-green tubes forming the wings.  Yellow cog canes serve as the eyes while a brown & white star cog represents the beak.  Scattered around the bird are yellow “daffodil” canes and the whole design is encircled by a gar..
1979 Large Owl on Light-Green
Reference: WHI 01850
Pattern No. 601: a large multi-cane owl, which was first made in 1979 - only  a few were made before the factory closed in 1980. The body is made of white & pink complex millefiori canes, the wings are clusters of pale-green tubes. 2 large yellow cog canes - filled with tiny lilac, pink &am..
1976 Pink Fish 1/1 ?
Reference: WHI 04389
Possibly a trial mosaic fish design created for Pattern 200 weights; the fish at the centre of this weight is composed of tiny pink canes punctuated by 5 green-lined white tubes, an “eye” cane and outlined in cobalt blue.  Set in clear, it is encircled by a swirling motion of green, turquoise a..
1978 Mid-size Panelled
Reference: WHI 03048
A medium size panelled weight with lavender, pink, blue & white complex millefiori canes separated by 5 lace twists which radiate out from a centre cluster of blue/white canes & blue/pink tubes over a translucent cobalt-blue colour ground. 5 + 1 faceting.Signed with a blue/white 1978 date cane. Typi..
1980 Rare Mid-size Trefoils
Reference: WHI 01795
This beautifully-cut, eye-catching mid-size weight displays 2 multi-cane interlaced trefoils (in pale-green & pale-lilac) over a translucent dark-blue ground. The garlands are looped around pink, white & blue composite canes with a slightly larger cane in the centre. The weight has a fluted top wind..
1979 Mid-size Rose & Daffodils
Reference: WHI 00702
Whitefriars made few mid-size weights. This one is centred by a pink & white rose. Surrounding it are yellow “daffodil” canes and pale-pink clusters, enclosed in a meandering white garland. The ground is a translucent pale-green. A “mirror-inverted” blue/white 1979 signature/date cane is incorporate..
1975 Mid-sized Concentric
Reference: WHI 04078
Whitefriars made only a few mid-size weights. This 5-row concentric is set with white, blue & green canes sandwiched between pink canes over a clear ground.A blue/white 1975 signature/date cane is incorporated in the row of white canes.  Typical Whitefriars button base .  The weight bears an origina..
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