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Offline David555

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Paperweight Bowl ID
« on: November 09, 2005, 03:37:57 AM »
Paperweight bowl of in clear glass of abstracted kidney shape 6" x 7.5", 2.75" high

I have had these before and thought them Murano. On closer inspection it looks as if someone has taken a Scottish paperweight and squashed it, the pastel colours and the canes seem subtle and Strathearn (?) in feel, even though they have been squashed LOL

I have the bud vases and some classic pin dishes, but have only started to notice these - they are of a very high quality and this one has a blue mottled ground for the canes, a flat ground polished base with lots of age ware

Any info appreciated

http://hometown.aol.co.uk/blackcatgla/images/papdish.jpg

Thanks all

Adam P
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2005, 08:03:14 AM »
http://www.ysartglass.com/Strathearn/StrST001.htm

More to come when these pages get updated next.
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Offline KevinH

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005, 01:49:38 PM »
Dishes of this type often really were "squashed" paperweights, at least from a stage when it could be seen by the maker that the wight would not turn out as intended. Converting to a dish or bowl can be an economic preference to discarding the bad weight.

But, for many of the Pin / Nut Dishes and Ashtrays from the earlier Vasart & Strathearn years, I believe the designs were also deliberate.

John Deacons still produces similar items.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 02:52:59 PM »
Frank & Kev

I knew I had seen the bowl some place, I was in the Ysart site for ages but somehow in my early dotage (sic) I missed it this time

Excellent examples and information, now to go and buy some more as dealer thinks are Murano LOL


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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005, 03:33:23 PM »
Don't get to excited they only fetch good money when wrongly described :twisted:
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2005, 02:17:16 AM »
Frank LOL

You have a wicked sense of humour ... but you may be right!!

Adam P

OH - this is an iteresting piece I sold a few years ago but (as always) kept the picture, shows great similarity to the Scottish paperweight bowl but is obviously Italian



But these days I would sell it as Strathearn of course LOL
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