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Offline kieran

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help id please (ID'd as Bacchus now)
« on: May 16, 2008, 12:35:17 PM »
hi id required, any help appreciated , thanks kieran


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Re: help id please
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 02:52:28 PM »
Looks like a very nice antique weight, somewhat envious  ;)

Any chance of some clearer pics of the canes please?

If you think of the weight viewed from the top as a clock the canes between 3 and 6 o'clock look like they can yield a positive id,
but they're abit unclear. I suspect you have a very nice one indeed  :)
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Re: help id please
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 03:26:25 PM »
Could be a Bacchus or an Arculus, IMO.  Nice!  :D 

Jim Brown also makes excellent modern weights which are very like these antique weights, but he always signs them and also uses a B cane in the centre of the base.     

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Re: help id please
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 09:36:55 PM »
Hi, looked up bacchus and it does say they pulled the canes right down to base, will try and get clearer picture of pic 1, thanks kieran


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Re: help id please
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 09:42:56 PM »
Bacchus is my thinking, need some better piccies tho.

Kieran, what does the base look like? And size please.

You posted while I was writing :)

Many OE makers pulled the canes under so that in itself doesn't really rule in or out a specific maker  ;)
There are many complex canes in your weight tho so we should be able to ID it.

Looks like a very very nice OE weight.

Edit - Is that beige looking cane in the 4 / 4.30 position a honeycomb cane?

Thanks
Alexander
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Re: help id please
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008, 03:01:20 PM »
Hi, hope these pics help
2 1/2 inches high  3 1/8 inch wide
nice wear to base
l dont know what a honeycone cane looks like - sorry-
kieran


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Re: help id please
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008, 05:14:47 PM »
hope these zoom in pics help
kieran


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Re: help id please
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2008, 05:31:59 PM »
more pics


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Re: help id please
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2008, 03:49:38 PM »
I think it is Bacchus, but I would like to see pictures hwere the canes are shown clearly,
they are a bit fuzzy.

If it is Bacchus then good pics of all the canes are especially important as there are so few of them around.

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Re: help id please
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2008, 05:22:13 PM »
It looks very like an antique English weight, and shares many features with Bacchus weights - but the canes look a little more like 'high quality Old English' than 'classic Bacchus'.  I have seen a few weights that are of this quality, with a general Bacchus appearance, but that do not share any canes with the 'classic Bacchus' weights.  Maybe a different maker, maybe a different period of manufacture.....

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