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Contemporary twist
« on: May 16, 2008, 09:36:48 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen one quite like this before. Here are two views. Does anybody recognise this? No image of base available at present.
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Re: Contemporary twist
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008, 03:14:27 PM »
I don't think I've ever seen one quite like this before.

Carefully worded but equally I could have said "I don't think I've ever made one like this before"  ;)

I've been on a fairly creative streak last week, playing around with a few ideas that I've never really addressed before, so I'm quite pleased to see that nobody has immediately suggested that this looked like something they recognised. So far I've only made three. Here is another one.

Back in the late seventies I sold a Baccarat carpet ground weight with white spiral twists on a pale blue ground and it has always stayed in my mind, so that is probably where I got the inspiration. :)
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Re: Contemporary twist
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008, 09:53:12 PM »
Back in the late seventies I sold a Baccarat carpet ground weight with white spiral twists on a pale blue ground and it has always stayed in my mind, so that is probably where I got the inspiration. :)

Here is a similar one http://www.sweetbriar.co.uk/weightlist.php?maker=Modern%20Baccarat
no 49815

Nothing like it, I hear you cry....but perhaps that is the difference between being inspired by and copying!! :)

btw around 1977 they were about £75 retail and virtually impossible to sell because that was a huge price, so by comparison the current price seems quite reasonable. Although they were unlimited, I don't think there were very many made. A super paperweight.
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Re: Contemporary twist
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 11:31:51 AM »
I like the first one best  :clap:


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Re: Contemporary twist
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 11:17:55 PM »
The shimmer of gold in them makes them especially lovely to me.
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Re: Contemporary twist
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2008, 06:42:24 PM »
Hi, I called in to see Adam today taking advantage of my free travel with my 'Freedom pass'
   I am not a paperweight collector but I was impressed with the quality of the metal these were made with. He was talking of getting them cut but I would think that maybe 'uncut' would suit this style of weight more ..........
 What are the principles that govern the cutting or not of a paperweight ?
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ps. Excuse the question because it has probably been discussed many times.


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Re: Contemporary twist
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2008, 07:08:37 PM »
IMHO, an uncut dome acts as a magnifier for the 'contents' of the weight, and facets basically create 'windows' into the weight.  I am not sure why glass artists may choose to cut or not to cut a weight, but personally I think I prefer millefiori weights to be uncut, and lamp-work weights to have 'windows'.  I am not sure if other paperweight collectors would agree with me, or if this is a personal preference.

 
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Re: Contemporary twist
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2008, 11:14:23 PM »
As Leni said the uncut dome has a magnifying effect. But the usually concave cuts on faceted weights have the opposite effect: They tend to miniaturize the set up further. I used to prefer unfaceted weights alone but I began to see how fascinating faceted pieces could be when I started collecting sulphides. They really dress up what would otherwise be a fairly bland looking weight. The uncut parts that enlarge the weight contrasting with the 'shrinking' concave facets creates a pleasing effect to me. I'm looking to add lampwork and millefiori examples.

My first faceted lampwork will probably be by John Deacons. I've been on a Deacons binge this year.  ;D
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Re: Contemporary twist
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2008, 10:28:22 AM »
Hi, These weights are not made with a button and the large canes seem to float in the body of the glass. I can see how cutting can magnify a button but what effect will it have on a non button weight ?
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