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« on: April 26, 2005, 06:41:30 PM »
I have very few but as everyone had so much fun trying to work out a possible Clichy, here is one you probably cannot guess but the process could be interesting.

Top view to one side.
http://www.ysartglass.com/forum/ajctopside.jpg

Base view, it is flat and highly polished.
http://www.ysartglass.com/forum/ajcbase.jpg

Clue: Made in England, no marks, 1980's.
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2005, 10:46:28 PM »
My guess is that it was by a female hand - and one that is still manipulating glass.
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2005, 06:18:01 AM »
1st correct, how did you reach that connection?

2nd wrong
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2005, 08:50:42 AM »
was it made by Leslie Wilton ?
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005, 10:27:23 AM »
Nope
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005, 12:32:39 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005, 12:45:04 PM »
Nope.

New clue: Author, Professor design history, Now in Wien.
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005, 01:46:51 PM »
Dr Alison Clarke?   :wink:

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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2005, 02:26:19 PM »
Well done, she made this weight while still a student.

It is interesting that there were a couple of guesses made on practising artist's and shows that not everything was so made! Student pieces can be very good and should be included when considering ID of more modern items.

Abstract weights of this type are amongst the easiest to make as there is no concern with bubbles or other aspects that require practise and skill.

Alison wrote the article on Paul Ysart for the book Ysart glass and also an earlier one that is now on the Ysart Glass website. She has also published a book on Tupperware: Tupperware: The Promise of Plastic in 1950s America (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1999
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« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2005, 03:19:22 PM »
Quote from: "Frank"
Alison wrote the article on Paul Ysart for the book Ysart glass and also an earlier one that is now on the Ysart Glass website.

That's how I guessed who made the weight!   :lol:   :wink:

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