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Author Topic: Any ideas please? ID = Whitefriars  (Read 5893 times)

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Offline herb_62

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Any ideas please? ID = Whitefriars
« on: February 12, 2010, 09:46:26 AM »
Can anyone help me to identify this paperweight.  It has a ground pintil and I have owned it about 15 years (bought from a boot fair).

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Re: Any ideas please?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2010, 11:37:25 AM »
Looks like one of the highland clan to me,Strathearn maybe?
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Re: Any ideas please?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2010, 12:52:48 PM »
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At first sight it does look Scottish - but I am sure there are various Whitefriars canes in the design.

One possibility is that it was made by Alistair Ross at Pairpoint (USA).  I have two of his weights that use Whitefriars canes (he got them, some Perthshire canes and others when visiting the UK).  All very confusing when trying to ID weights!

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Re: Any ideas please?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2010, 01:09:15 PM »
Definitely whitefriar canes. I have one very similar - I am not sure if it has a monk cane or not, but I have always thought that it looked odd compared to the usual Whitefriar.  I will look when I get home from work. Be interesting to know if this one has the whitefriars ridge on the base aswell as the ground out pontil (which if that is the 1 inch shallow dish is also a whitefriar indicator)
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2010, 02:41:34 PM »
Yes there is a distinct ridge in the base and the polished pontil sits in the centre of it.  It is very well finished.  Does that help?

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Re: Any ideas please?
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2010, 03:38:00 PM »
A picture would help even more  ;)

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2010, 05:07:13 PM »
I'll get my slave onto it right away  :24:

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2010, 08:39:42 PM »
OK I think my photo slave (22 year old son) did a good job but maybe that's cos I know what the bottom looks like.  Very difficult to show the ridge and pontil.

What do you think?

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2010, 08:40:28 PM »
If I'd added the photo it might have helped!!!

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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2010, 09:44:51 PM »
Please ignore my previous post I'm a numbskull when it comes to pwt's,
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