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This is our dog Nora - enjoying the snow on a meadow near our house. What you cannot see on the picture is the red fire hydrant in the corner - but this will explain why I just had to get this weight:(http://www.seelentags.de/pw/ovalq64-100.jpg)
It is scratch signed "L.K." and attributed (by the seller) to Lewis Kain. In Andrew Dohan's book I find a "LK" signature cane for Lewis Kain, plus the info that he "made small paperweights with lampworked flowers in the late 1960s and early 1970s".
A weight fitting that description (lampworked flower and LK cane) was recently sold on ebay:http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290100530552
but attributed to Lewis Kahn (instead of Kain).
So my questions are:
1. Is the spelling Kahn just a typo?
2. Did Lewis Kain also scratch sign weights (instead of a signature cane) - and is the signature pictured above his signature?
3. Does anyone have additional info in him - like where he lived, ...