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Offline chriscooper

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Isle of Wight paperweight??
« on: October 23, 2010, 10:59:50 AM »


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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight??
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 03:22:10 PM »
Does it have any mark in the blob of glass over the pontil scar? Has it actually been flattened as if something with a logo was pressed into it?
Is it only silver foil in the glass, or is there gold too?
Does the blue come from finely powdered enamels being incorporated onto the first gather?

Folk do sometimes confuse the IoWSG flame logo with the Strathearn one of a leaping salmon.

However, this just doesn't look right to me. It seems a bit...... crude for IoWSG. Might be because I can't get a lot of extra detail in the images.
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight??
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 05:55:08 PM »
Hi Chris,
I really don't think this is IOWSG - it is very different from their style, colours and method of making such things in my opinion.
As to what it is, I'm afraid I can't help, but I don't think there's more than a decade or so's age to it...
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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight??
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 09:17:07 PM »
The flame mark is usually fairly distinctive, it is quite heavily stamped. Here is an example: http://glassgallery.yobunny.org.uk/displayimage.php?pos=-13346

Of the sixteen bits I have here with flame marks only one is badly stamped and indistinct, luckily it's a distinctive colour and shape: http://picasaweb.google.com/Johnmj100/EarlyIsleOfWightStudioGlass#5429990465277648210

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight??
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 11:07:56 PM »
I think for this one, dusting the base with talc then carefully wiping off the raised parts should show the stamp (if it is one) well enough for a straight-on photo view. That should help to get a better idea of things.
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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight??
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2010, 01:17:13 PM »
Thanks everyone for your comments, just Silver inclusions the blue is not a solid colour can see through it, Sue it must be my lack of photographic skills :-[ it's actually quite well made with good definition. Mark your book is on my Christmas list thanks for your input.  John and Kev added some more base photos definitely a squiggle  going on :sun: Definitely see the logo on the other one, then again I sold a pink swirled vase and it was very hard to make out on that too.
List it as unknown maker (another)  :)
cheers Chris

http://picasaweb.google.com/107067405711297858658/IOWBase#
Ps did the later ones have a flat polished base? saw a nice black and gold one today but refrained


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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight??
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2010, 05:38:01 PM »
Yes, flat polished bases on most (if not all) IoW stuff from early 1980s to present.

Chris, to get close up photos in focus look for the macro setting on your camera (usually a button with a small flower icon), this will allow the camera to focus from a few inches away to a foot or two. Check in your camera's manual, if you have lost it most can be downloaded from t'internet.

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight??
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2010, 06:00:45 PM »
And for even better images, if there's an "s" beside the flower, use that. But don't have the camera more than a foot away.

I have one Azurene pwt, signed by MH. It is not cased at all. I'm not sure if this is the normal case or not, given i have very little interest in pwts. Most Azurene bits are not cased. (unless they are Fish vases - and then, only partially cased, by the "wings").
Sometimes Azurene is fumed to give an iridescent sheen.

Have you thought about joining the IoWSG forum, or contacting the studio directly for all your IoWSG queries?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight??
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2010, 07:46:22 PM »
There is more tumbleweed than there are posts on that IoW forum....

Much cosier here, where you can warm yourself by the light of all sorts of interesting glass.

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Re: Isle of Wight paperweight??
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2010, 08:00:16 PM »
Hi John, after searching through the menu convinced  my camera's not got it on. Sought advice from my son, " it's the button with the flower symbol on the front of the camera" he replies, dohhhh, so will try again tomorrow armed with my new found knowledge of camera's  :pb:
Hi Sue, since I stopped concentrating mainly on Whitefriars, need a bit of help now and again, mainly to keep listing descriptions as accurate as possible, so from time to time I post glass items on here. Don't really feel like I need to go anywhere else. Mdina and IoW knowledge should hopefully improve in the New Year :-[
cheers Chris

Edit... Just what I meant John ;) 

 

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