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Offline Lustrousstone

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Paperweight bud vase
« on: June 24, 2007, 04:51:49 PM »
I'm fairly certain this isn't Chinese but.... The paperweight bit certainly has a greyish tinge and a fuzzy green (manganese) glow under UV, unlike the vase bit, which has neither! And it a b£&&%^ to photograph
Paperweight bit
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Re: Paperweight bud vase
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2007, 05:21:22 PM »
hi christine, most certainly strathearn (1964-1980) the canes look a little late for vasart, and certainly not chinese!

kindest regards theglassnut...


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Re: Paperweight bud vase
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2007, 06:18:53 PM »
Christine, on the base there appear to be some letters, can you make them out?


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Re: Paperweight bud vase
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2007, 06:27:35 AM »
Thanks Glassnut
Anne, whatever the mark was I can't see it now, not with a magnifying glass or the camera macro


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Re: Paperweight bud vase
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2007, 10:02:11 AM »
Anne i see them too, just below the pontil scar, look's like a M and then O at the end, is that what you see?


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Re: Paperweight bud vase
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2007, 11:28:56 AM »
Just wrinkles in the glass, it's a very wrinkly pontil mark, like a beach at low tide


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Re: Paperweight bud vase
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2007, 11:53:11 AM »
A bit like my belly button then  ::) :P i'll get my coat.


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Re: Paperweight bud vase
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2007, 02:54:16 PM »
Yes, that's the ones Sue, I thought it looks like an M or a W or possibly a V and further along is what looks like an a or an o followed by what looks like an s. Christine, try talcing the base and see if anything else shows up, just in case. They don't look like random marks but are quite feint.


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Re: Paperweight bud vase
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2007, 02:59:47 PM »
They're just ripples where it was fire finished, quite normal apparently


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Re: Paperweight bud vase
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2007, 06:08:21 PM »
A bit like my belly button then  ::) :P i'll get my coat.

Or my belly... let alone the button.....

Getting my coat to go with you (and an umbrella in case of more rain...)

 



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