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Author Topic: Is this wedgwood ??  (Read 1735 times)

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Offline rosieposie

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Re: Is this wedgwood ??
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 04:46:27 PM »
I have had several Avondale weights like this,  none of which I would say were sloppily made and have sold them to Americans and Australians as well as people in UK, all for at least 10 and often for more. They had their clear label with the gold glassblower on them and the Avondale Glass Pembrokeshire name on them.
 
They also made Toadstools (Mushrooms) very like the Wedgwood ones and many of their animals have been indistinguishable from Wedgwood,  daveweight is absolutely correct, the Wedgwood quality is echoed well in the quality of Avondale glass, it is very good indeed.
 
I have many of their elephants,  including some of the older ones and wouldn't trade them for the world.
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Re: Is this wedgwood ??
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 04:48:08 PM »
That helps ;-) So King's Lynn versions unsigned, some Wedgwood unsigned and all seconds. Plus Chinese copies... needs a good ID guide!


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Re: Is this wedgwood ??
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 06:39:09 PM »
If Wedgwood are acid signed and Avondale just has a gold label, which can easily wear or come off, this would leave an unsigned weight. Doesn't help much does it !
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Re: Is this wedgwood ??
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2014, 01:06:55 AM »
Yes and no! 
Wedgwood seconds rarely had a polished base, so were not acid etched.  The Kings Lynn weights did have a polished base but were labelled. Wedgwood perfect weights had both the acid etched base and oval label.
So if yours has a polished base no makers mark, and has no obvious defects then it is either Kings Lynn or Avondale. 
If you are selling this,  then describing it as British Art Glass Paperweight,  either Kings Lynn or Avondale ( label missing) will suffice as either of these firms produced quality glass weights. If there is much wear to the base then the likelihood of it being Kings Lynn is greater as they ceased production,  whilst Avondale are still in production.
You could also ask Avondale if your weight is one of theirs.  Their website is:

 http://www.vickybarrett.com/artandcraft/avondale/
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