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Offline soledivo

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Unknown paperweight
« on: May 29, 2008, 05:55:04 PM »
Hello everyone,
my 1st post here, I actually collect Murano but I've had this paperweight for about 25 years. Can anyone tell me what type it is or who made it. I'm having to sell a lot of my glass as i've been a bit to enthusiastic over the years i've got glass everywhere.
The label has always been so worn there's nothing left but the shape.
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martin

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martin


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Re: Unknown paperweight
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 06:12:25 PM »
This is Isle of Wight. The writing has come off the black triangle label.
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Re: Unknown paperweight
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 08:18:45 PM »
simiman, thanks so much, i'l have a look now in the right direction to see if its cataloged.
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Re: Unknown paperweight
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2008, 08:54:59 PM »
The world authority on IOW is Ron Wheeler at www.artiusglass.co.uk
He is very helpful, tel him Mike put you in touch
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Re: Unknown paperweight
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 08:58:52 PM »
thanks again MIke, really appreciate your help
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Re: Unknown paperweight
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 06:46:43 AM »
Azurene pink I would say, 1979-94


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Re: Unknown paperweight
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 04:02:41 PM »
Hi again,
I got a reply from Ron wheeler Mike and Lustrouss, spot on,

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This is from a range called 'Azurene' in the colour Pink although it was more closely a cranberry colour in fact.
It was made by the design process of adding Silver & Gold to the surface of hot glass and was quite groundbreaking. It was a process which was devised by Michael Harris who founded the studio of Isle of Wight Studio Glass in 1973 after leaving his first studio of Mdina Glass on Malta which he founded in 1968. There is a long and involved story in this but too long to go into now although it is well documented and there is also a book published by Mark Hill of www.Markhillpublishing.com

Michael has quite a few firsts in the 20C history of studio glass production and processes and this is one of them although it was first produced, and is best recognised, on black glass. These colours (including blue and green) came after as an extension of that success. It was in production without a break from 1979 - 1995 when it was discontinued.
However this one was made between 1979 and 1989 as the triangle sticker was discontinued in that year.
It should be valued at around £50 -£55.00 now at retail or for insurance purposes but in truth this is not a colour which in our experience sells easily so a lot less would be more realistic.
To a dealer or on eBay expect somewhere closer to £25-£30.00
Hope that is of some help.
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Ron & Ann Wheeler

thanks for your help guys

martin
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Re: Unknown paperweight
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 04:17:52 PM »
It was made by the design process of adding Silver & Gold to the surface of hot glass and was quite groundbreaking. It was a process which was devised by Michael Harris ...

Not completely accurate, see here for the history of this process http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/board,3.0.html
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Re: Unknown paperweight
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 04:22:08 PM »
It was made by the design process of adding Silver & Gold to the surface of hot glass and was quite groundbreaking. It was a process which was devised by Michael Harris ...

Not completely accurate, see here for the history of this process http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/board,3.0.html

Your a brave man to pick an argument with Ron Wheeler. Believe you me if he dosnt know about it then it dosent exist.
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Re: Unknown paperweight
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 04:27:14 PM »
Hi again,
I got a reply from Ron wheeler Mike and Lustrouss, spot on,


thanks for your help guys

martin


Way to go. Were here to help
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