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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2010, 02:47:39 PM »
You're asking me what Andy was thinking????

I've got a set of 6 small goblets in purple - and a matching decanter - all bought at the same time - I didn't act as any sort of registrar - backroom or otherwise!

I'll get an image soon. Perhaps the decanter shape might assist in pinning down the designer?

hmmm, there are 2 small peat coloured ones in my local Heart Foundation shop - I was virtuous and left them behind. Michael never appreciates my virtuosity in leaving things behind - just moans about the stuff I bring in.
I keep telling him he needs to appreciate my restraint - or there's no point at all in exercising it, is there?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2010, 04:30:01 PM »
Thank you all very much.  I'm more of a book lady but your passion for glass is infectious and I feel so much more clued up now.  Thank goodness we didn't put them out for the bargain price of £10 for the 4!!  I appreciate that valuation is a subjective thing but still helpful to clueless old me as are the various links and other comments.  I think we will try them in the shop first-we have a special cabinet for extra special items so they'll go in there! I'll let you know how we get on if you like? Thanks especially to chopin-liszt for all your help and advice it's very much appreciated.


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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2010, 07:31:52 PM »
Good luck with them - I hope you have generous customers, who have good taste. Providing the info. about Denis Mann I hope, will help a lot.
I've met him  - we had a lovely conversation about his piece, "Dischord". (The blue panel on his site.) I was confused about the notes being played by the hands - they didn't make musical sense - then he pointed out to me that one hand was female, the other, male, quite on top of the musical incongruity.

(I used to sort the bric-a-brac for Oxfam - along with a load of other jobs - folk who work in charity shops have my respect.)

Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2010, 03:21:54 PM »
Pic. of the decanter I got with the set of glasses.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b227/chopin-liszt/oldglass/Caithness.jpg
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2010, 02:39:27 PM »
 ;D

According to my lovely new book:-
"Scotland's Glass: 400 Years of Glassmaking" by Shiona Airlie and Brian Blench, published by Cortex Design,

the decanter above is Canisbay.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2010, 07:22:20 PM »
And his work is very, very highly regarded indeed - he engraved the BBC Mastermind Trophy, which he designed in conjunction with Colin Terris,

That was error in the book, Colin Terris was not involved, see here
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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2010, 09:39:49 AM »
I have a written note of the correction from Brian Blench, taken during his lecture!
The Mastermind trophy is ALL Denis Mann's work. No Colin Terris.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2010, 09:58:59 AM »
The book editor would like to point out that this "fact" was in the initial draft from BB and that she didn't know any better.


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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2010, 10:09:46 AM »
You are completely exonorated, Your Editorialshipness.  :thud:
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Caithness Glasses
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2010, 02:24:08 PM »
And the glasses ARE Canisbay, so not Dunnet and probably not Charles Orr - no relation to Norman Orr.
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