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Offline w84it

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Calling all Okra fans
« on: May 30, 2008, 06:10:28 PM »
Hi all.

I've just bought my 35th Okra paperweight.  On ebay, from the USA.

Lovely irridescent piece with surface decoration.   Dated 1984.

And signed with the initials BOP.   

Anyone know who the artist is with those intials?

Thanks.
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Re: Calling all Okra fans
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 06:56:41 PM »
Richard rarely signed his name either in full or initials in those days the letters BOP relate to the design name. I will check my bibles and get back to you. There were no other people working with Richard in those days.
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Re: Calling all Okra fans
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 07:05:33 PM »
I think what you have is a gold PW with a black flower and the letters stand for
BO = Black Orchid P = Paperweight

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Re: Calling all Okra fans
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 07:08:48 PM »
Thanks Mike.

I'm not sure about the black orchid.

If you want to see a picture, you could look at it on ebay at

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=350056464057&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=022
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Re: Calling all Okra fans
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 07:48:31 PM »
Yup. Thats definately Black Orchid. I've sold several pieces over the years.
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Re: Calling all Okra fans
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 07:54:45 PM »
Related to OKRA but a little off topic. I have a slice of a cane that is ostensibly a signature cane reading "OKRA". Anyone know if this cane was ever used in any Okra glass object?

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Re: Calling all Okra fans
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2008, 09:06:30 PM »
I will see Richard on Mon and ask him for you.
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Re: Calling all Okra fans
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 07:40:18 PM »
Hope this might be of some interest but, although I am sure they were not sold as a pair, there is a Black Orchid Perfume Bottle to go with this weight. I have them both and my weight is signed Okra 85 BOP 153
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Re: Calling all Okra fans
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008, 09:36:23 PM »
Black Orchid was made as a range including various types of perfume bottles and vases during the middle 80's and Richard still makes one off pieces in that design with a slight twist to each one.

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Re: Calling all Okra fans
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 11:51:36 AM »
Related to OKRA but a little off topic. I have a slice of a cane that is ostensibly a signature cane reading "OKRA". Anyone know if this cane was ever used in any Okra glass object?

I spoke to Richard today and he did but it was so time consuming it didnt stay around for long.
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