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Author Topic: Help to id a paperweight please ID = Alum Bay, IOW (pics all gone)  (Read 10717 times)

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Offline millarart

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Hi,
      can anyone help me to identify a maker of a paperweight please on the pontil/base it has the letters AB which are joined together , any help would be nice,  the letters/initials are embossed like the Strathearn salmon pontil
             
                                     
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                           thanks Gary :D
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2005, 08:57:51 PM »
No idea... Kevin?
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2005, 01:30:46 AM »
Nope, no idea, other than possibly American work in the manner of St Clair / Rice / Zimmerman. I did say to Gary via email that it might be English studio, but having now seen a couple of images, I think American is favourite.

I have asked in a specialist paperweight group - but for the last few months, apart from one genuine message, all that has been coming through is spam! Let's see what happens.
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2005, 09:19:10 AM »
Frank/ Glassmakers, Do you know how the type of bubble produced in this piece is done? TTFN, Sue (not a boy, obsessed with bubbles)
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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2005, 09:39:12 AM »
I guess they poke holes in the coloured 'blob' before the final casing. Most paperweight bubbles are done by poking. Same approach as used in that mould for doing controlled bubbles on other glassware.

The indentations use surface tension of the molten glass to trap air as a new gather is added.

Bigger bubbles can also be blown into pieces, presumably using special blowpies  :?:  I imagine that the torroidal bubble in Ivo's(?) piece was blown in somehow.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2005, 11:24:31 AM »
i've got the same mark on a PW frog and i also have no idea what it means
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2005, 11:48:16 AM »
Can you add a pic to the thread Ray?
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2005, 09:41:44 PM »
Hi Ray,
        2 inches well that is a shame  :oops:   what size is the frog???   only joking  :lol: , are the colours in your frog similar to Mdina colours as i was thinking that my weight had that kind of look to the colours of a piece of Mdina i have seen before, hopefuly someone out there shall give us an answer
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2005, 09:50:58 PM »
it's how you use it that counts :lol:  the colours are like mdina but more pastle looking
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