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Author Topic: Harlequin and Overlay ID  (Read 867 times)

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Offline pandelune

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Harlequin and Overlay ID
« on: August 28, 2010, 10:19:50 AM »
Could you please help to ID these two weights?

Both are for sale at a locale antiques shop (but not the same shop).

For the Harlequin, I have no idea.

For the overlay, I'd say Murano.

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Re: Harlequin and Overlay ID
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2010, 06:32:08 PM »


The overlay is definitely Murano. These do turn up from time to time (on eBay and elsewhere) with a poor quality 'Baccarat' logo etched on the base, by person or persons unknown.

The harlequin design first appears in the 19thC, in Bohemia / Alsace /Belgium. I suspect that Salvador Ysart (and Paul) saw examples when they were in the Paris area, before they moved to Scotland. Likewise with "Ysart" sulphides, and fountains / spiders.  It is hard to say where your harlequin weight might be from, without seeing a close-up of the canes, and the base - but there are far more from Northern Europe than from Scotland. Sadly, there is a tendency for weights that look not quite right for Ysart, but actually come from Belgium / Alsace, to be labelled ' Rare or unique Ysart' by their proud - but deluded - owners. No names, no pack drill....

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Offline cfosterk

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Re: Harlequin and Overlay ID
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010, 06:20:55 PM »
The harlequin is interesting, better pics required i think!

what is the price? and whats the sellers attribution??

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