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Author Topic: Help please ID this Footed vintage Paperweight  (Read 624 times)

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Offline mhgcgolfclub

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Help please ID this Footed vintage Paperweight
« on: May 12, 2009, 06:27:14 PM »
Any help in identifying this footed paperwight would be very much appreciated, looks to be quite old, height 6.5" or 17.5cm, diameter of weight about 3.75" or 9.5cm, it has a slightly flattened top back and where its joined to foot, weight 1032 gm, under a UV light the footed base and the weight area glow quite green. Hopefully the pictures are Ok

Thanks for looking

Roy

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Re: Help please ID this Footed vintage Paperweight
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 11:46:28 PM »
Nice one, Roy!

There is a similar item pictured on page 91 of John Simmonds' book, Paperweights from Great Britain 1930-2000, under the section for Strathearn. However, I have tested that item under both longwave and shortwave UV and the results suggest it was not made in the Strathearn years.

The book only shows a profile view. A view showing the canes in the dome is not so good as all are "smudged" (see below). But I have examined the canes from below, (they are set high in the dome), and they are early Ysart of the type seen typically in pre-1956 Vasart pieces. Your item, Roy, also has canes that all tie in with the pre-1956 work.

My conclusion, so far, is that these "mantle ornaments" were made by Salvador Ysart sometime in the mid-1940s to mid-1950s. But I am also keeping an open mind about them being 1930s.

Here is an oblique view of the one in the book (it's in my keeping now):
KevinH

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Re: Help please ID this Footed vintage Paperweight
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2009, 06:20:31 PM »
Hello Kevin

Thank you very much for the ID, paperweights are not really my area but I always keep a look out for ones that may be of better quality, My wife and I ruled out many of the better makers but Ysart was  not one we even considered possibly because we thought it may be have been a little older

Thanks again for your help

Roy

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