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Offline alpha

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NEGC or St. Louis?
« on: February 26, 2009, 01:51:10 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-New-England-Glass-Pear-Paperweight_W0QQitemZ150329139250

Anyone heard of the famous "Francois Pierre"?

Square base would indicate SL rather than NEGC.


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Re: NEGC or St. Louis?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 02:34:17 AM »
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Anyone heard of the famous "Francois Pierre"?
Yes. John Hawley had heard of him  ;D and included a brief entry on page 30 of his "B&S & NEGC" book, and said that "styles attributed to him included ... blown fruit".

On my very limited experience, I would agree that the shape of the base of the eBay Pear suggests SL rather than NEGC. But then I have only ever got close to two SL blown fruits (both Apples) that I photographed at the PCC Exhibtion in 1999 - one of which had a base in exactly the same form as the eBay one. There was also an NEGC Pear shown in that Exhibition, which had a round base, just like the few shown in the book.
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