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Offline glasstrufflehunter

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Re: St Louis fish paperweight
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2007, 07:41:25 PM »
That is a very lovely fish themed collection you have there. Do I recognize some Lundberg Studios pieces? I love that sparkly Manson!
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Re: St Louis fish paperweight
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2007, 07:59:11 PM »
Hi, yes there are three Lundberg pieces, the clownfish (at the back on the right) is Orient and Flume, and yes a sparkly manson. i also have a couple of ysart harland fish (just out of shot). i think fish and paperweights go so very well together.

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Re: St Louis fish paperweight
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2007, 08:31:12 PM »
Thank you glassnut!  Don't they look great all together...

Strange that a blue fish is a red mullet!  What is the red one called?

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Re: St Louis fish paperweight
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2007, 10:12:10 PM »
Hi Lynne, the red one is called a GROUPER! the description of this fish is as follows,

the fish can swallow other fish half it's size thanks to it's enormous mouth.
 

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Re: St Louis fish paperweight
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2007, 10:29:47 PM »

From a site about the Red Mullet:
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Considerable changes in colouration occur depending upon the situation, such as the time of day, stress, condition of the fish, etc.

Probably the stress of being encased in hot glass that made it turn blue and develop white spots. ;D
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Re: St Louis fish paperweight
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2007, 08:18:49 AM »
Well it might do that to me too!!

At least Brian the Mullet doesn't have as big a mouth as the Grouper.

But I do reckon he could do with a new lipstick for Christmas... :spls:
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