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Offline ejean9

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paperweight id
« on: September 23, 2010, 05:40:12 PM »
I think this pw is stunning..found among old carnival glass pieces so have no idea of age..it was filthy and i mean filthy..thick with grime ! when i washed it i was amazed..its fab..to be honest im not a lover/keeper of many pw due to space but this one is rather nice..any ideas folks ? no marks but is big 3 x 3 inch 754 gram in weight..


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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2010, 08:10:36 PM »
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I am sure it is Scottish, 1960s -1980s: maybe Caithness, maybe Selkirk? Nice enough, but don't book the cruise...!

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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 08:31:53 PM »
thanks Alan..lol i cant swim so the cruise is out..maybe a day in Blackpool ?  :thup:


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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2010, 06:33:53 AM »
Reminds me a bit of the only Paul Ysart Fountain I was able to find on the net.  My knowledge is minimal of Scottish weights.

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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 03:46:31 PM »
i have had look at the fountain pw but the only pic i could find was not that great..so hard for me to tell..


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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 11:00:10 PM »
If referring to Paul Ysart designs, then the weight is not a "Fountain" design; it is a "Harlequin". And it's a "double Harlequin" because it has two layers.
See my reference page here for PY Fountains and a Harlequin weight.

The Paul Ysart "Harlequin" is basically the same principal as the very, very many "Frit and Bubble" weights made in Europe from the late 19th to early 20th century.

The weight in question has a look that is similar to the Caithness Glass versions of "Harlequin", because of the "large" pieces of coloured glass in the layers. But Alan may be right in suggesting Peter Holmes (at Selkirk Glass) as another possibility.
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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2010, 09:08:49 AM »
Thanks Kev..so many names it is hard to keep up..but interesting going on the hunt for the maker  ;D


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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2010, 07:38:26 PM »
As a rather prolific Selkirk collector I'd say definately not Selkirk, dome shape is wrong for a start, base is completely wrong.   I could of course post pics of the selkirk ones I own if you want?

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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2010, 08:40:56 PM »
Hi Ian
Thank you for that..would be nice to see some so i know for future ref !
Jean


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Re: paperweight id
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 10:16:53 AM »
Looks very similar to the Caithness weights, first issued in 1972 (both Single and Double Harlequins). They come with either 6 or 8 peripheral bubbles ... but usually contain a signature cane - either PH (Peter Holmes for 1972-1975) or CG (1976). This cane might be distorted, however, and difficult to identify: can't see it on your images, but you may want to have a closer look for it.
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