Author Topic: ID help please - 'Amethyst Sycamore' - ID = Sally Penn-Smith  (Read 1504 times)

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ID help please - 'Amethyst Sycamore' - ID = Sally Penn-Smith
« on: December 18, 2009, 03:30:55 PM »
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I have a huge (near spherical, 4.5 inch / 115 mm diameter) paperweight engraved on the base 'Amethyst Sycamore' and signed S xxxx-Smith.  Can anyone shed any light on the maker?

Alan

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Re: ID help please - 'Amethyst Sycamore'
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009, 09:25:43 AM »
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Mystery solved.  The weight was made by Sally Penn-Smith, a silk painter who worked in glass for a time in the UK.  She now appears to work as a (non-glass) artist in South Australia.  Charles Hadjamach's book shows a similar paperweight.

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