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Offline Baked_Beans

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Is this a Selkirk weight?
« on: September 02, 2010, 07:37:37 AM »
Mod: This thread was split from another re: Caithness "Moon Crystal" - some text has been edited.
I've had this small paperweight for a while and I've always suspected it might be a Caithness Moon Crystal . Not the usual markings to the base but some initials. It's approx. 2 inches in diameter.

Cheers Mike.

P.S. The base isnt highly polished and does have a few tide-marks.
Mike


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Is this a Selkirk weight?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2010, 08:13:59 AM »
Yours looks more 'Selkirk'-y in style to me, Mike.
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Is this a Selkirk weight?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2010, 10:01:31 AM »
The colours of Mike's PW look Selkirky but mine all (3)  have beautifully polished bases with Selkirk Glass Scotland in small neat script; nothing like that.


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Is this a Selkirk weight?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2010, 11:41:37 AM »
The colours of Mike's PW look Selkirky but mine all (3)  have beautifully polished bases with Selkirk Glass Scotland in small neat script; nothing like that.
So do mine, Christine :thup: But we are agreed on the Selkirk-y look, yes?
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Re: Is this a Selkirk weight?
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2010, 02:02:23 PM »
Thanks very much Glassmessages for starting a new thread !

I think the initials on the base read SNO if that might be a clue.  :cheers:
Mike


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Re: Is this a Selkirk weight?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2010, 02:50:04 AM »
I think that the initials are actually SW with a long curl to the end of the W.  I collect Australian paperweights - c.100 by 50+ makers so far.  We have just two makers I can think of that have a stamp and neither of them makes a production run as far as I am aware.  This is a typical one off by a maker who has simply initialled it.  Sometimes they date it.  It is very frustrating.  Maybe someone in GB has a list of glass makers who might make a paperweight.  Hopefully only one or two have the initials SW and maybe you will get lucky.  At the moment I have 12 weights I can't even decide what the signature says enough to try and track them down.

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Re: Is this a Selkirk weight?
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2010, 10:38:01 PM »
Thanks very much Ross,

It certainly does look like SW with a curl on the W....Wow what a collection you must have !...  I'm starting to collect paperweights myself...Millefiori Murano from the 1970's mainly. At least with canes there is a chance of a strong ID. With bubbles and swirls it's a different story even with initials !

I really do have the paperweight bug though...a very addictive interest !
Mike


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Re: Is this a Selkirk weight?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2010, 07:57:21 PM »
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Millefiori Murano from the 1970's mainly. At least with canes there is a chance of a strong ID.
They will make a good collection. But identifying Murano weights by cane is not always an easy task as many makers used canes made by other makers. And some modern Murano canes are sold worldwide to anyone who wants them. One example is some US makers using Murano canes.
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Re: Is this a Selkirk weight?
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2010, 10:03:24 PM »
Thanks Kev for the cane info.. It makes the detective work far more interesting / difficult in that case !

The problem with starting to collect a certain genre of weight is getting your eye in . With Scottish weights from the 60's/70's its easy but I feel Murano weights of the same period seem to have more diverse and artistic canes and it is the design of these canes and colour combinations (in relation to the psychodelic 60's) that I'm so interested in.

Ta, Mike.
Mike


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Re: Is this a Selkirk weight?
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2010, 11:06:01 PM »
Yes Mike ... but ...

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With Scottish weights from the 60's/70's its easy ...
Really? How about Catisfaction's recent query? Were the canes in that weight made at Perthshire Paperweights, or Strathearn, or Vasart Ltd, or Ysart Brothers (Vasart), or how about pre-war? And which company actually made the weight - and when? ;D
KevinH

 

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