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Author Topic: Weight or not? (Caithness)  (Read 2547 times)

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Offline stellar.artois

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Re: Weight or not? (Caithness)
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2007, 04:50:09 PM »
Just checked, 'Flower Tower' was an edition of 100 Frank  :)

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Re: Weight or not? (Caithness)
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2007, 09:03:57 PM »
Just for interest I've taken a picture showing one of the blocks with other cubed paperweights by Caithness, so you can see what the difference in size really is :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/apollo48/cubesa.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/apollo48/cubes2a.jpg)

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Re: Weight or not? (Caithness)
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2007, 09:19:06 PM »
OK, that is a big size difference! Magnum  >:D Agreed that they are too big to really be weights, nice lumps anyway.

It is interesting though that Caithness gave them Paperweight codes rather than Ware codes as with other 'Art' pieces.

Do you know how the smaller cubes were made?
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Re: Weight or not? (Caithness)
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2007, 04:50:10 PM »
The two smaller cubes are made by the same process as a normal paperweight and then pushed into a square mould to form the cube.The sharpness of the edges is acheived by grinding and polishing the sides when they are annealed the next day.The two weights on view have different design methods inside though,the white flowers are lampwork and the rose is a crimp.These are regarded as paperweights as the making method is the same as for weights but we tend to regard the sandcasting as artglass.

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Re: Weight or not? (Caithness)
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2007, 08:07:39 PM »
Thank you Allan, can I use your description on the Scotland's Glass listings of square weights please?
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Re: Weight or not? (Caithness)
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2007, 11:59:18 AM »
No problem Frank :)

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