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Author Topic: Iridescent butterfly paperweight signed 'SMS' = Suffolk Manor Studio  (Read 1237 times)

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Offline Seventh_Tree

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I was browsing ebay and found a glass mushroom with similar design as this paperweight: http://www.flickr.com/photos/art-of-glass/sets/72157612811514951/

I was unaware of what signature on the base read until I saw the mushroom on ebay where it's clearer.

I was wondering anybody knew what 'SMS' meant, if anything at all?

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Re: Iridescent butterfly paperweight signed 'SMS'
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 09:44:07 PM »
Hi Seventh-tree

SMS stands for Suffolk Manor Studio.

I don't know whether it is still running, but you are in the right place to find out!

Let us know what you find out.

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Derek




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Re: Iridescent butterfly paperweight signed 'SMS' = Suffolk Manor Studio
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2009, 06:46:36 PM »
Hi there.

I think the artist is still working, but maybe not still under SMS but under his own name -  David Brett.

My own SMS paperweight (usual cameo carved effect, but mine has elephants) is signed "SMS England 2003 David Brett".


Cheers

Keith
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Re: Iridescent butterfly paperweight signed 'SMS' = Suffolk Manor Studio
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 01:27:44 AM »
Been trying to find info' on this glass maker,do either of you have any more about him,please ;D :sn:

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Re: Iridescent butterfly paperweight signed 'SMS' = Suffolk Manor Studio
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, 10:34:56 AM »
Hi Keith

No sorry nothing from me, the latest weight I have of his is dated 2004.
There is a fair chance that given the name that the studio was located in Suffolk.
There is another glassmaker in suffolk called suffolk studios with a web site that
have been trading since 1981 so as suffolk is a rural county there is  a chance
that they may know of David Brett. Give them a call and see what they know !

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Derek

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Re: Iridescent butterfly paperweight signed 'SMS' = Suffolk Manor Studio
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2010, 10:35:53 AM »
Hi Keith

Sorry name is Suffolk GLASS not suffolk studio

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Re: Iridescent butterfly paperweight signed 'SMS' = Suffolk Manor Studio
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 02:53:06 PM »
Thanks Derek,will try that,Merry Christmas :fc:

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Re: Iridescent butterfly paperweight signed 'SMS' = Suffolk Manor Studio
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 03:13:51 PM »
Hi Keith

Let us know the outcome and have a great Christmas !

Best regards

 :sn: :sn: :sn:  Derek  :sn: :sn: :sn:

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