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Author Topic: Who might have made it - and is it a paperweight?  (Read 2309 times)

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Offline ahremck

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Who might have made it - and is it a paperweight?
« on: August 17, 2010, 03:22:48 AM »
I just bought this fascinating paperweight/sculpture of the local Ebay.  It is 110mms diameter at the widest point - a bit big for a paperweight.

I dont think it is meant to be a paperweight - I suspect you are supposed to look into the clear face.  There are no marks I can find anywhere, but the finish is as you can see, is extremely good.

Frankly I have no idea who might have made it and I am frustrated that it was not signed.

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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 04:07:23 AM »
Hi there - Just a GUESS -- a Door Stop ??????  :huh:
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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 09:22:49 AM »
I saw one of those 7-inch things at the weekend; took two hands to lift it.

Ross's is more likely a sculpture

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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 01:10:22 PM »
Heron?

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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011, 02:19:49 PM »
Another BUMP.  At 110mm diameter I would suggest that it is intended as some sort of pwt or perhaps a decorative sculpture.  You can see that someone has spent time creating the central "sticks", more time coating the lovely blue exterior, and finally not inconsideable time grinding out the "window" top the interior.  I have not seen anything like it elsewhere so I am hoping someone else has and can give me a start to researching it.

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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 01:18:18 PM »
Movement I hope.   :chky:  :chky:  :chky:  :sun:

Glass Eye Studio makes objects just like this in their Primitive Range, Environmental Range and Celestial Range.  I have emailled them and hope for a response soon.

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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2011, 07:24:20 AM »
 :cry: :cry: :cry:  SIGH!  Glass Eye Studio has responded saying that is definitely not one of theirs.  And I was so sure.  :pb:

Back to the drawing board - HELP!

Ross
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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2011, 09:34:55 AM »
This might be a complete red herring, but it does remind me a little bit of my brother's Willie Manson Bat Cave pwt. (very large number of bats, I think just one less than the maximum number, the one he made for his wife) - in having an opaque-ish textured external appearance, a faceted window and interesting things inside.........
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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2011, 10:43:40 AM »
Caithness made weights like this but I doubt this one, probably best moving to paperweights as that is what it is. Form of paperweights has changed dramatically in last 20 years or so.
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Re: Who might have made it?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2011, 02:29:56 PM »
Hi

This bowl if I am correct by the pictures has been made using the Coroso technique where the outside of the bowl is blasted with sand when finished giving it the sany rough effect

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