Hi, I've recently taken the plunge and joined eBay, and I've bought some nice paperweights.
These are two Scottish ones I need help with and one which I hope you can help with date and confirm my attribution?
Please note I've tweaked brightness/contrast in these pictures as they were shot on my cellphone, which needs a lot of light to take good pics.
First one is a mini (40mmX32mm), red base, closepack with what appears to be Vasart or Strathearn canes.
It has a indented firepolished pontil, pretty clear glass with only one tiny stray bubble in the dome,
some other tiny ones inbetween the canes. A nice small weight.Top viewSlanted viewSide ViewBottom
Second is a mini that I'm a bit baffled by. A bit larger than the one above (43mmX31mm), the shape is different, flatter I guess,
the base is light yellow, the dome is clear but "different" than the one above with striations in the glass.
Some big bubbles in this one. The canes are also set very high and disorderly compared to above.
The canes are blue on white, orange on white and light turquoise with a white stripe.
It also has three filigree spokes consiting of white,yellow and aventurine.
The bottom is completely flat, fire polished.
I thought scottish when I first saw it but the overall feel confuses me.
Any help muchly appreciated.Top viewSide view 1Side view 2SlantedBottom
This third one is what I believe a Strathearn P8 Large, is that correct?
Almost 80mm across, 8 spokes with filigree consiting of four triple strands of white.
Bottom is notably concave, firepolished pontilmark in centre.P8 TopP8 SideP8 Bottom
Thanks for looking and in advance for any help.
Edit : Frank, if you want images for the catalogue at ysartglass.com I can send bigger ones.