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Offline cfosterk

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Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« on: February 13, 2008, 06:49:37 PM »
Another purchase at Newark last week....

Looks a little like some of the Strathearn prototypes/experimentals on Richard More's site. The central design looks like two leaves and a stalk with a millefiori flowerhead although it looks like a stylised mushroom!!!

Latticinio cushion is first rate and finished beautifully with a fire-polished base.


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Re: Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 09:11:56 PM »
Inspired by a Triffid perhaps!
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Re: Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008, 12:27:46 AM »
Perhaps John Wyndham was a collector.......

I remember reading the Midwich Cuckoo's at infants....scared me and I've never trusted blond/blondes since....

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Re: Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008, 12:49:58 AM »
Same latticino cushion as in my spaced millefiori example - except there is a green internal cushion in mine. Yes, "experimental" Strathearn from the last period of their paperweight production.

I have either seen your weight before or I've seen another with the same "Tree" (??) design.
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Re: Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008, 02:06:51 AM »
Found it. It's on Richard's site under "Experimental flowers". This one, with white and red latticino:
http://strathearn.smugmug.com/gallery/264500_6g6e4#10436290_f9zkD-A-LB

The shape of the flora is rather different but shows the same idea. And the red-green-white millefiori used is the same.
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Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008, 10:03:19 AM »
Thanks Kevin - I thought I'd been through all of Richards pictures but clearly not!

I was trying to get a cane match too. I thought I'd seen something similar before and that seemed the obvious starting point!

I really would have been floundering without your kind help.  :hiclp:


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Re: Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 10:06:39 AM »
Sincere apologies to any natural blonds/blondes by the way - no offence intended, Wyndhams writing was just too good - its the combination of blonde hair and gold eyes that I find scary!!!!


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Re: Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 10:20:44 AM »
its the combination of blonde hair and gold eyes that I find scary!!!!

Sounds like a useful and practical fear. Nice to have it identified though. How many examples of such 'experimental' pieces were made - Herbert Dreier was their top man at the end. So it might be worth trying to get in touch with him.
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Re: Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 10:23:51 AM »
The canes are a match Kevin although the orange/red has almost detached/seperated so it looks like a green/white/blue cane in my example. Much clearer in Richards example, and your millefiori piece is stunning!!


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Re: Scottish paperweight 2? unknown manufacturer
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 10:25:27 AM »
I'd also like to send pics to Richard - anyone know how best to contact him??

 

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