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Offline karelm

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Strathern triangular canes
« on: April 12, 2007, 03:57:14 PM »
Hi,
I have recently seen a couple of weights that I believe to be Strathearn with canes that are triangular in shape.  Is this a "standard" way of recognizing Strathearn or am I way of base here?
Sorry no pics!
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Karel
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Re: Strathern triangular canes
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2007, 04:22:12 PM »
Possibly off base... your description brings various possibilities to mind so maybe only a picture will resolve it.
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Re: Strathearn triangular canes
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2007, 09:03:32 AM »
Hi,
If you look at the first row of canes in this one[:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170096707951
I think this will give you an idea, not the best example though.  So is this Strathearn and are those canes typical of them or of somebody (murano??) else.
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Re: Strathern triangular canes
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2007, 09:24:10 AM »
Not Strathearn, or any other Scottish in my opinion. By triangular I presume you meant the distortion that is seen?
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Re: Strathern triangular canes
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007, 10:59:41 AM »
as Frank said, not Scottish, but Edinburgh crystal used to import them because it was cheaper than to make them, they came from murano and put there own label on so a lot of people think they were made in Scotland
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Re: Strathern triangular canes
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007, 11:13:51 AM »
And just to add ... the "very coggy" canes as in the eBay weight are typical of 20th century Murano work, as are the colours used.

And yes, the unusual cane shapes that are sometimes seen in weights are very often simply distortions of round canes. If a real triangular (etc.) cane was used, there would very likely be several known examples that had a precise shape rather than variations. As seen in the eBay example, the inner row canes show as round, tear-drop, diamond and triangular, but they are all the same round cane as can be seen by looking closely at their lower sections - it's the tops that are distorted most of all.
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Re: Strathern triangular canes
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007, 02:20:20 PM »
Thanks Ray,Kev and Frank!
Everyday I learn a little bit more!  In twenty years I'll know about half of it ;D
Karel
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