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Offline alexander

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A language question and help refreshing memory. A. Seguso
« on: July 21, 2007, 12:11:35 AM »
Hi, I was bidding on this eBay Archimede Seguso as I recall the piece as having a known story behind it.

Unfortunately I have completely forgotten what the word for what it depicts is. I tried bollard but that's not exactly similar?
I have also forgotten the story of the piece, I think it was comissioned by a yachting club or something similar?

Can anyone help refresh a befuddled mind ?   ;)

Item 300130745719

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Re: A language question and help refreshing memory. A. Seguso
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2007, 04:22:05 PM »
Capstan?


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Re: A language question and help refreshing memory. A. Seguso
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 06:08:50 PM »
It is a bollard, which come in a variety of styles. I have the same vague memory as you that something like this was commissioned by a yacht club. I think the item was signed and on eBay earlier this year.


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Re: A language question and help refreshing memory. A. Seguso
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 07:59:55 PM »
Thanks to both of you  :)

Not always easy for a poor viking to navigate the english language.

This thing with the yacht club is really bugging me, when I saw this up for auction now I
instantly remembered it, and the "comissioned item" part, I think there were several pieces for a US
club or regatta? I can't find anything about it now tho.

It's a very nice piece, simple but very pleasing to the eye.
It discovered it about 15 mins before the auction ended and in my exitement I hit a wrong button and lost the bidding.
So I hope for another one  :)

I collect paperweights and murano glass so a A.S. paperweight/sculpture fits the bill.
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Re: A language question and help refreshing memory. A. Seguso
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2007, 02:44:35 AM »
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Not always easy for a poor viking to navigate the english language.
Alexander, glad to be able to help if only in a small way. :)  I'm constantly impressed by the language skills of our non-English board members who put my poor second language learning to shame.  :-[

 

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