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Offline Tigerchips

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Large Iridescent Paperweight! Ditchfield? Isle Of Wight?
« on: September 13, 2007, 06:42:42 AM »
Long time no see, I'm still buying glass just not as much...

...I bought this for a couple of pounds. I was surprised not to see a better finish on the base as it's a really nice iridescent weight. It's three and a half inches high so a good size. There are no signatures or anything.



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Re: Large Iridescent Paperweight! Ditchfield? Isle Of Wight?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 01:09:51 PM »
Oh!  I shall watch this with interest, I have a pinky one almost exactly the same, iridescent but slightly matt, with the same ground base.  No signature anywhere.

I assumed it was nothing.  Fortunately (! - well just in case it is something good) nobody wanted to pay £6 for it at the boot today, so it has come back home.

I'll try to hoick it out later and add a pic here for comparison.


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Re: Large Iridescent Paperweight! Ditchfield? Isle Of Wight?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 03:17:14 PM »
Looks like Midsummer Glass (of Cambridge -Dillon Clarke design)
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Re: Large Iridescent Paperweight! Ditchfield? Isle Of Wight?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 03:52:30 PM »
Did you know Ray Annenberg worked with Dillon Clarke for some time at Cambridge just after Whitefriars closed down.A short time ago i picked up a very nice robin he made there, he was thrilled to see it again, he ran off with it to show some friends it was hours before i got it back, i was so pleased i recognised it, the seller didnt know what it was, i did have an advantage as i have trawled around the country with Ray for the last ten years looking at and talking about glass. jph.


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Re: Large Iridescent Paperweight! Ditchfield? Isle Of Wight?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2007, 06:46:32 PM »
Looks like Midsummer Glass (of Cambridge -Dillon Clarke design)

Thanks Adam. :)


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Re: Large Iridescent Paperweight! Ditchfield? Isle Of Wight?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2007, 09:48:47 PM »
Certainly has some similarities to this blue vase and this pink vase


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Re: Large Iridescent Paperweight! Ditchfield? Isle Of Wight?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2007, 06:31:19 AM »
It does look very similar, yes.

Here are two photo's when lit up from the back, top view and side view.


 

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