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Unsigned Caithness paperweight "Traditional Pool"

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Wuff:
Caithness has used or is using several methods to "sign" their paperweights:

1. Signature canes - like CG or PH (Peter Holmes); also wm canes are in several weights designed by William Manson during his time at Caithness; and then there is the Whitefriars monk cane, of course. Only the monk cane seems to have been used recently.

2. Etched (or sandblasted?) signatures on the flat base - scroll down about half way on http://www.glass.co.nz/Caithness.htm for a schematic drawing.

3. Scratched signatures were used a lot before the advent of the etched ones, and are still being used on non-standard shaped weights, where the base is not suitable for an etched signature - as on Cornucopia.

4. Seconds have been marked "C II G" (either scratched or sandblasted) - but I remember Allan telling us in another thread that this has been abandoned, and seconds just don't get their base polished nowadays.

Under which circumstances could a paperweight have no identification mark at all? I have recently acquired a "Traditional Pool"
(http://www.seelentags.de/pw/ovalq61-250.jpg)
designed by Colin Terris in 1998 with an edition number of 350. With a limited edition I would expect a certificate and some sort of signature, including the serial number of the individual weight. No certificate was included - which is plausible after a weight may have changed hands several times. But no signature at all? ... Or is this weight not really a "Traditional Pool"?? In the Charlton catalogue this weight is listed as "spherical" - whilst mine is a disk
(http://www.seelentags.de/pw/ovalq61b250.jpg)
Does anyone own a "Traditional Pool" or has seen one directly and remembers the shape? The internal design looks correct - compare with the catalogue, where it is listed as "low dome" - but unfortunately no dimensions given (mine is 120 mm dia and 39 mm high).

stellar.artois:
It looks like the center of one of my weights that I've just sold called 'Tranquil Pond', Wuff, and also like a weight called 'Summer Flight'.

Item 190100067229

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stellar.artois:
It is odd that yours is so flat, I wonder if it's supposed to be like that, or if it was repaired?

karelm:

--- Quote from: stellar.artois on April 07, 2007, 03:34:09 PM ---It is odd that yours is so flat, I wonder if it's supposed to be like that, or if it was repaired?

--- End quote ---
Looks to me like they have just used the same or similar lampwork in the two weights if you have a look at : http://www.mellorsandkirkcatalogues.co.uk/Catalogues/SS160107/lot627.jpg
I think it shows that the weight is about right.  Unfortunately they dont say anything about marks!

Frank:
This is yours Wolf, no idea why yours is unmarked but I presume a second.

http://www.scotlandsglass.co.uk/cms/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=293&category_id=21&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=27

Could you send me a few views to add to this record, thanks.

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