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Scottish confuddlement
« on: August 30, 2010, 02:10:16 PM »
OK, I believe the lighter blue one is a Strathearn P8, 10-spoke, 1.2.2. Quite a high dome, 2 in , and about 2.5 in diameter. Mid-blue mottled ground. I'm pretty sure I have this one sorted.

It's the next one that's confusing me. I thought it was Vasart; now I don't know. 11 spokes, lowish dome, 1.625 in and 3 inch diameter. Cobalt blue plain ground. Loads of bubbles. Ground and polished pontil mark. Help please.


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Re: Scottish confuddlement
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 03:42:52 PM »
I know no-oooooothing about PWs, as you know, but the colour of the one you suspected of being Vasart is not a Vasart colour. They did have a deep blue colour, but it bears much more resemblance to the colour of the Strathearn one you have there - it's a beautuful deep and (I think) slightly opaque, blue. Not remotely cobalt. I did see a lovely big Vasart bowl in that deep blue colour just yesterday.
It's one of the very few non-pastel Vasart colours, and not very common.

I suspect you need KevH. He's the cane archaeologist.  :sm:
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Re: Scottish confuddlement
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010, 09:57:56 PM »
Did someone call for a "cane archeologist"?

Well ... ok ... most of the canes in the 11-spoke weight seem to be early Vasart period (Ysart Brothers) [or might have been pulled pre-war]. I do not immediately recognise the larger, pale green cane but its structure suggests "early period" also.

But ... having early canes does not mean it's an early weight as lots of canes were used in all the periods; possibly all the way up to Strathearn 1980. However, the use of a much larger cane in the outer row tends to make me think, "Vasart Ltd", although that is more of a "gut feel" than anything "scientific". The ground base also suggests pre-Strathearn.

Oh, and for completeness (or pedantry) the 10-spoke weight is a "1-1-2" pattern, not a "1-2-2". :)
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Re: Scottish confuddlement
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 06:26:20 AM »
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Oh, and for completeness (or pedantry) the 10-spoke weight is a "1-1-2" pattern, not a "1-2-2".

Oops, that was just a tryping error; I can't proof read myself.


Wey, hey!! Thank you Kev.  :kissy: I think I must be learning something here.

PS The bowl of water technique worked a treat.


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Re: Scottish confuddlement
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 08:54:06 AM »
PPS I'm assured "it's Victorian you know". I nodded wisely.  ::)


 

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