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Offline Sue C

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Is this Caithness
« on: November 07, 2007, 01:26:25 PM »
Hi, i have this paperweight which is marked E II R   in the central bubble is a crown.
                                                         1952-1977
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It isnt marked Caithness, but i have a feeling it may be, any advise?
                                                             
                                                               


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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2007, 02:08:37 PM »
Is the EIIR on the base or on a facet - it took a lot of tweaking to get it visible. A profile view may help, but it is not Caithness style of marking. Mark is sandblasted through a stencil but the 2333 by stylus.
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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2007, 02:34:17 PM »
Hi Frank, the etching is on the base, a frontal view givws a cloud of purple an outer rim of six smallish bubbles and one larger bubble, in the center is one large bubble with a crown in the center, thanks for replying.

BTW, thank's for the tweeking  :)


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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 08:41:25 AM »
Bump, any ideas anyone  :huh:


Offline stellar.artois

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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 10:50:28 AM »
It looks like Selkirk to me Sue :)


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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 11:20:09 AM »
Thank you so much  :)


Offline cfosterk

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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 06:03:26 PM »
Sue,

Forgive me for stating the obvious but this looks to be CT71 Jubilee Crown Bubble designed by Colin Terris in an edition size of 3000 - that makes sense if you've got a stylus showing the number within that edition size...


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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007, 10:46:30 PM »
Looks likely, lousy pic in Charlton though. Does anyone else have one?
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Offline stellar.artois

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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2007, 12:20:43 AM »
No but at least I wasn't far off  :D

I was thrown by there being no ID on the base other than design name. That's very unusual by the time they got to 77 (and PH branched off).

Well Sue, it looks like it IS Caithness, and book price is £60 (though realistically it is more likely to be £30-£45) :)


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Re: Is this Caithness
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2007, 08:38:44 AM »
So my first hunch was right, thank you all so much, although most of my glass will not be with me for long, due to a lack of space and a nagging husband  :cry:

 

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