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Offline BRADBURY7308

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millefiore paperweight my first!! Italian?? - ID = Strathearn
« on: October 21, 2009, 06:37:08 PM »
Purhased my first paperweight today with a millefiore style-pattern its mainly coloured in the lower section of the weight and only stands a small 2" tall and 2.5" wide, The base is slightly concaved and theres a fair amount of wear thats what i go for when im searchng out tableglass so i thought id see if it helps with these! I thought it might be italian in origin?? Not sure you might say..lol. :hiclp:


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Re: millefiore paperweight my first!! Italian??
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 07:07:58 PM »
hi there
i am far from knowledagble when it comes to paperweights so im a newbie to them too, is there any letter canes or other shape canes?
i noticed in your first picture there is a "shamrock" cane. I think Baccarat used this cane although i dont know who else may have used it, i may be that lots did.
sorry couldnt be much help, but fingers crossed there may be another shape cane which would help or somebody can confirm the shamrock cane
michelle


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Re: millefiore paperweight my first!! Italian??
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 07:09:26 PM »
I don't think you've got an Italian weight there. It looks Scottish to me.  Strathern or Vasart.   It's a nice weight.  You're starting out well! 


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Re: millefiore paperweight my first!! Italian??
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 07:38:05 PM »
Thanks michelle and rocksmom didnt even know they were made with initials and other things in them im going too loo harder in future when i see one i never spotted the shamrock on this, Will do a little research into it!! Im guessing strathearn after having a look on ebay but who am i??
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Re: millefiore paperweight my first!! Italian??
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 07:38:53 PM »
HI Bradbury

Yes you have a Strathearn closepack weight.

Strathearn was based in Crieff Scotland from 1965 to 1980.

This style of weight was made in a variety of sizes from around
1 1/2" diameter to 3" diameter. A few were facetted.

As well as the shamrock cane another unusual one which you sometimes find
is a Celtic cross.

Best regards

Derek
  


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Re: millefiore paperweight my first!! Italian?? - ID = Strathearn
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009, 11:15:08 PM »
Regarding the "shamrock" cane that Michelle referred to, I am assuming it's the one with three red lobes in the centre of the cane. This is certainly not like the Baccarat 'shamrock" cane.

Rather than being an attenpt at a 'shamrock', I think it is simply one of a regular design using three rods that can often be found in Strathearn weights and also the earlier Vasart Ltd [1956-1964] and Ysart Brothers (Vasart) [1946-1956] which were the forerunners of the Strahearn company.

Three-rod, and also three-cane and four-cane groups, were a regular feature in weights from these companies.

Strathearn closepacks are a wonderful source for anyone who wants to make a collection of attractive weights with lots of quite intricate canes, and which can also include canes from the earlier years. All the more pleasing as a general study because such weights are quite plentiful and can be bought without requiring a mortgage to secure them.

See Richard More's web pages for a very full study of Strathearn weights.

KevinH


 

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