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Author Topic: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??  (Read 2540 times)

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I bought this lovely weight even though I couldn't find any signature at all, so I don't know if it IS a WF as it has the right kind of base, or someone else.  Does anyone recognise the design?

I can take better pix if they are needed, I am rushing a bit at the mo.  :-[

http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-7356

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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 05:45:06 PM »
Hi Lynne
So far as I can tell it looks genuine - here is a picture of my copy of this weight so you can compare
(http://i15.tinypic.com/5x7tzjs.jpg)
It is worth remembering if Whitefrriars made a trial weight they never put a signature cane in so possibly this was one - or they just forgot to put the cane in
If you can handle the weight it should have the typical Whitefriars button in the base.
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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 08:29:16 PM »
Hi Dave, yes the button is right, the facets are all the right size, just the lack of a cane made me wonder.

Emmi kindly guided me to one of the Whitefriars catalogues with the same weight, so it may have been a colour trial I suppose. 

I'm pleased with it anyway.  Lovely pink colour.
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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 08:43:16 PM »
As stated the butterfly mosaic cane is spot on. What I would say though is that the canes are very striking. COmpared to Dave's example- and butterfly and other mosaic weights that I have which have fairly "boring" standard canes these are quite striking, and may well have been a trial setting. Certainly I have not seen a mosaic with vivid canes like this. This may mean it is quite late.

Lovely weight.
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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 08:54:30 PM »
It is very very very pink!!

Blue and amber colours seem to be quite common, I don't think I've seen much that is so exclusively pink.

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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2007, 02:55:30 PM »
Anyone who knows anything about paperwaights knows that Whitefriars didn't necerssarily put its monk/date cane in every single one of its paparweights.

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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2007, 03:03:52 PM »
People that are still learning need to ask.

Please don't assume that just because I come here to talk about my glass that I purport in any way to be an expert. Why should I be?

Why does your tone always have to be so aggressive ?  Don't you do nice?
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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2007, 03:36:01 PM »
I think there's a surfeit of wooden spoons, Oregon pine perhaps?  >:D

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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2007, 03:56:40 PM »
Could well be....I don't see the manners that would go with a silver one in evidence.

Maybe if I cast a few spells?

 8)
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Re: Butterfly paperweight - Whitefriars base but no signature so....??
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2007, 05:07:46 PM »
I know some things about paperweights but I wasn't aware that Whitefriars didn't include the cane in them all, that's one of the many reasons I participate in the GMB - to learn things I didn't know. BTW Christine and Lynne, I have a canalware wooden spoon!  >:D

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