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Offline Leni

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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2005, 10:40:21 AM »
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You might find one here plus many other books on paperweights.... and a very good selection of weights. A very good honest dealer too.
 http://www.sweetbriar.co.uk/books_new.htm

Thanks, Gareth, I am in fact waiting for a book on identifying millefiori canes from Ray at Sweetbriars, but it has been a while getting here from the States  :roll:

I haven't concentrated much on Perthshire weights until now, but I think I really ought to get the book Kevin mentions, The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights, by Colin & Debbie Mahoney and Gary & Marge McClanahan - and probably the new one, too!   :roll:

But where is the book on Murano paperweights?   :x  I have a little on old Murano weights in a couple of my books, but the best info I have found is a website - http://www.muranopaperweights.co.uk which is excellent for modern Murano weights!  

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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2005, 12:48:34 PM »
Quote from: "Anonymous these can be had for very reasonable prices when compared for example with a good quality (pre Caithness) Whitefriars or indeed with limited edition  Caithness .... and the latter in my opinion are not of equivalent quality.
Gareth[/quote


Having been introduced to Allan Scotts paperweights on another posting and found various other pieces of info, including his weights currently made for Caithness....in this instance I feel I must unreservedly take back my comment regarding the quality of modern Caithness.... with regards to Allan Scott that is...... many of the others.....well!!  


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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2005, 03:19:49 PM »
Gareth,

In a number of cases, I would agree with you. Perhaps it's a difference noted between "regular" Caithness weights and those produced for the "Collector" market?

What do you think of these (all images clickable for large view):
http://www.kevh.clara.net/exhib99/Modern/Scottish/Caithness/ModCaithnessList1.htm
http://www.kevh.clara.net/exhib99/Modern/Scottish/Caithness/ModCaithnessList2.htm
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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2005, 06:36:51 PM »
Hi Kev


Many thanks for the picture show. Perhaps I'm something of a Luddite or Philistine but I did not go that much on the abstract ones.... I tend to feel they are derivative and in some respects  strive a little too hard to be different. Of the others again I dont have much personal appreciation of Helen Macdonalds work. The 4 that involved Allan tended to telegraph themselves...and although I really dont respond to Monets work I did feel the Colin Terris piece captured the mood and tone of Monets work very well. The Carribean Sunset I also liked.... particularly the rather naturalistic agate edging.
 Responding to this I think highlights how subjectively we view particular pieces as my reasons for and against liking something do not reflect the technical complexities that might be involved in reaching the end result. Ultimately I think choosing is really down to the individual piece rather than any specific style.

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Gareth


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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2005, 10:28:36 PM »
Bear in mind that Colin Terris was breaking ground with innovation in paperweight design at Caithness - it is why he got deservedly a knighthood. What may look hackneyed now was shockingly original then.
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2005, 09:35:33 AM »
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What may look hackneyed now was shockingly original then.


Frank

Perhaps you've identified the X factor..... the paperweights that do not suffer the passing of time and maybe later considered as "hackneyed". The ones I like most are those that I still look at and think wow.


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