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Offline karelm

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Signed weight identification help please
« on: May 07, 2007, 02:32:49 PM »
I recently bought this weight
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6838
with black and white background and a mauve lampwork flower with a cane as centre with this signature on the base:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6837
Any ideas who signed it?
Thanks
Karel
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Offline Leni

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Re: Signed weight identification help please
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 04:47:49 PM »
Don't know whose 'sig' it is, but I'd swear it was a varition of Caithness 'Fleur'. 

Here's mine http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/albums/userpics/10048/Caithness_Fleur.jpg

Perhaps it's a 'second'.  Can we see a pic of the whole of the base, please? 
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Re: Signed weight identification help please
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 06:01:52 PM »
Leni,
Looks the same, centre cane is 6 plus one? Dimensions on mine just over 2.5 inches wide and the same in height.
Full base picture:
http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-6844
The base is smooth and polished, scratches commensurate with age  ;D ;D, what looks like an indentation in the centre is flat and not a fire polished pointel.
Thanks!
Karel
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Offline Sue C

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Re: Signed weight identification help please
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2007, 08:28:06 AM »
I'm sorry, and i'm not being funny, but that signature look's as if it say's plop  :-\


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Re: Signed weight identification help please
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2007, 08:51:36 AM »
Fleur was also produced in Violet. The signature looks to be amateurish and probably not original!
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Re: Signed weight identification help please
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007, 08:58:27 AM »
I tried to post last night to say that I found a picture of Fleur in the same colours and it is one and the same....
But why and who would sign it Plop ;D
I wondered about it being a dud signature to "up the price" but no mention was made of it in the sale, or at least of it being a "known" signature.
What I was thinking was that it could have been a Caithness worker that signed it as a gift...sort of like a frigger?
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Karel
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Re: Signed weight identification help please
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007, 11:27:10 AM »
The other option is that the previous owner was marking his possesions. No UV pen for him, Santa had brought him a Dremel  ;D


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Re: Signed weight identification help please
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2007, 11:56:57 AM »
The other option is that the previous owner was marking his possesions. No UV pen for him, Santa had brought him a Dremel  ;D
...and his name was Plop ;D ;D  or it actually says "Pop" as in Dad
Karel
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Re: Signed weight identification help please
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2007, 12:40:35 PM »
As you all have correctly said,it is a fleur weight.The base is a puzzle though,a first quality would have a code number on the base.A second from the original launch would of had "C11G" sandblasted on the base.We relaunched a small amount of Fleur weights a few years back but seconds of these would of had no polishing on the base which would leave a very matt finish.None of the options would have any signatures on them,so anyones guess as where that came from :).


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Re: Signed weight identification help please
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2007, 12:54:23 PM »
Hi Allan,
 ??? You where actually my big hope on this one!  So it is obviously not a signature you recognize?
The "C11G", was that always acid etched or could this be a "beginners" bad attempt? I understand a dremel isnt the easiest tool to use.
Any possibility that a staff member did it for a gift and wrote their own name on it?
(And BTW I know what it means, but what do the letters C11G stand for)
Kind regards
Karel
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