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Author Topic: Fake Siddy Langley paperweight?????  (Read 28 times)

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Offline beasoriginals

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Fake Siddy Langley paperweight?????
« on: Today at 05:32:45 PM »
I picked up this paperweight (10cm tall) at a car boot sale as i was intruiged by the signature, having researched it i have discovered it should be a Siddy Langley but the signature does not appear to be the same as other examples of her work on the internet.

Is it usual for her pieces to be copied? I have only newly discovered her work so have no previous experience and would be very grateful for any opinions.

Many thanks in advance
Bea

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Re: Fake Siddy Langley paperweight?????
« Reply #1 on: Today at 06:26:05 PM »
Hi Bea,

Best thing to do is ask Siddy Langley: http://www.siddy.com/

But it would be best first to try for larger images and make sure they are properly in focus. Unfortunately your pic of the signing details is too small and out of focus.
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Re: Fake Siddy Langley paperweight?????
« Reply #2 on: Today at 07:08:07 PM »
I'm looking at a small bit of Marrakesh, the base of the vase is roughly ground, with the remains of a pontil scar showing as a small recess.
It is signed by Siddy around the base, on the surface of the vase, and it is in small, joined up italics, not this deliberate shaping of letters.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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Re: Fake Siddy Langley paperweight?????
« Reply #3 on: Today at 07:15:25 PM »
The base seems right to me compared to other pieces, it is literally the way signature is written that's different. All the other examples are signed in italics with lower case letters whereas mine is printed in capitals.
I took loads of photos, theses were as focused as I could get, tried larger images but they were too big to post on here, have emailed Siddy.com and still waiting to hear 😁

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Re: Fake Siddy Langley paperweight?????
« Reply #4 on: Today at 07:36:34 PM »
 :)
Plenty of techie info and tips here on how to resize and post pics.
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,34093.msg362679.html#new

One way to bring up a signature is to rub a little talcum powder over it.
But I'm sure you'll get a reply from Siddy.
Cheers, Sue (M)
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