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Unique, maybe..but £750...?
« on: July 19, 2008, 12:53:00 PM »

Is a unique Caithness likely to sell at such a price?

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Re: Unique, maybe..but £750...?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2008, 03:42:40 PM »
Considering it is a former Caithness weight maker (John or Shona Spittal) and it has a special meaning to him/her. I would say it is a fair price. Some of their limited edition glassware was higher in price.
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Re: Unique, maybe..but £750...?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2008, 05:08:09 PM »
It looks similar to a Whitefriars garland weight that i have, as W/Fs closed in 1981 maybe that was the inspiration and Caithness did buy some of the W/Fs paperweight ideas.


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Re: Unique, maybe..but £750...?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 08:12:43 AM »

I suspect the inspiration for this design was some people in France in the 1850s called Clichy and Baccarat...or maybe a Spirograph kit!

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Re: Unique, maybe..but £750...?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 09:43:21 AM »
Isn't a floating garland unusual?
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Re: Unique, maybe..but £750...?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 12:11:02 PM »
A floating garland is certainly unusual, but I don't think it is unprecedented.  I recall seeing an image of an antique French weight where a similar garland was at a different level from the centre cane (maybe below rather than above?).  If I can find it I'll post the reference.

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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 02:12:25 PM »
A tad slow 100+ years to get an inspiration.


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Re: Unique, maybe..but £750...?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 06:57:14 PM »
The inspiration was very likely from Paul Ysart himslef ... he made some interlaced garland weights ... but I don't have any examples!! And similar has also been done by John Deacons (and others, no doubt).
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