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Offline Pat

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Please can I have some id's?
« on: August 23, 2008, 01:59:13 PM »
Bought a few paperweights because I like them but really not certain what they are. The first has a dark purple cushion with two rows of canes and a candle and holder in the middle. Not very big about 2" or 5cms diameter. Flat polished bottom.


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Re: Please can I have some id's?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2008, 02:57:38 PM »
Looks like Edinburgh Crystal.


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Re: Please can I have some id's?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2008, 04:14:20 PM »
Candlestick looks a bit crude unless this was a post Caithness 'Edinburgh' design link

some EC I'd welcome more examples of EC weights.
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Re: Please can I have some id's?
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 05:11:32 PM »
I'll see if I can get a better photo Frank. The candlestick is quite good actually-well  IMHO.
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Re: Please can I have some id's?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2008, 11:33:45 PM »
Does one of the canes have an "E" in the centre?
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Re: Please can I have some id's?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2008, 12:41:13 AM »
That appears to be a mini caithness weight.


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Re: Please can I have some id's?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2008, 02:46:34 AM »
Got it!

It's a version of Caithness "Miniature Candle" CT-643 designed by Allan Scott and issued in 1988 in the "millefiori miniatures" series. Original issue price, as per the Charlton Guide. second edition, was £30.00. But the design as issued was faceted - 5 side windows and a top one.

Maybe this unfaceted one was a "trial" piece, or more likely, a second (it has one "laid over" cane and another cane seems smaller than the rest) but possibly not marked as such and not originally sold through the shop with other seconds.
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Re: Please can I have some id's?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2008, 08:50:55 AM »
Yes I thought it was a second quality weight with the laid over cane and one appears to have a slice off the edge.
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Re: Please can I have some id's?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2008, 12:41:15 PM »
If it does not have CIIG on the flat polished base it may be because someone has polished the markinngs off....

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