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Author Topic: Caithness "Spring" paperweight  (Read 992 times)

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Offline Wuff

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Caithness "Spring" paperweight
« on: January 27, 2010, 10:42:44 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190368003132

This weight is clearly marked "Spring" at the base - but doesn't look like any Caithness weight I'm aware of, with "Spring" in the name. To me it looks much more like "Flower in the Rain" - which would imply it has been marked erroneously at the factory.

Would anyone like to comment?
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Re: Caithness "Spring" paperweight
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 11:31:23 PM »
Good to see that the seller has added your question to the listing, Wolf, together with their response.

All I can say is that the weight looks identical to the example I have which is marked as "Flower In The Rain". Same colour ground; same colour, number and style of leaves; same colour, number and style of petals; same size (probably) and positioning of central air bubble. I haven't cheked the number and positioning of the "rain drops", but it certainly looks to be a case of all bubbles spread evenly within the whole dome. It does not look like a case of a variation (or a seconds).
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Re: Caithness "Spring" paperweight
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2010, 07:40:44 PM »
Thanks for the comment, KevH!

I had contacted tamefox directly as well (off the list): he confirms to know another "Flower in the Rain" marked as "Spring" - looks like someone had a bad day on the stencil and sanblaster.
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