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Author Topic: Bohemian or Scottish?  (Read 1302 times)

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Offline Lustrousstone

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Bohemian or Scottish?
« on: October 31, 2010, 02:08:43 PM »
Picked up this pretty little paperweight today. Many of the chips look like cane fragments. Fire polished base with lots of wear. Nice clear glass. Four "picks and a large central bubble. 2.5 in diameter and 1.75 in high. Is it Bohemian or Scottish, and if it's Scottish, who is the most likely contender please? Thank you.

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Re: Bohemian or Scottish?
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 02:09:30 PM »
And the base

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Re: Bohemian or Scottish?
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 11:05:20 PM »
Hi, Christine! :hi:

My first thought was American, but then I do not recall seeing cane fragments in the American weights I have seen like this.

Lily  :)

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Re: Bohemian or Scottish?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 01:34:33 AM »
I'd say it's a Perthshire Paperweights "Aladdin's Cave" (or "fountain") weight, designation PP7 (PP8 was the same except it had three layers instead of two). Made 1969 to 1971 and had a variety of coloured grounds.
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Re: Bohemian or Scottish?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 07:25:12 AM »
Thank you Kev (and Lily). My first Perthshire  ;D

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Re: Bohemian or Scottish?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2010, 11:41:26 AM »
I was a little bit tempted to say Perthshire myself, but thought I'd leave it to those who know better.

In Crieff, just the other week, I saw some really, really lovely weights, in a similar vein but far superior, being made now by Peter MacDougall.
Egg-shaped, they contained three layers of fountained millifiori canes.
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Re: Bohemian or Scottish?
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2010, 12:28:00 PM »
I expect they had a superior price too  ;)

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Re: Bohemian or Scottish?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2010, 12:56:36 PM »
I think they were around £35.
I didn't think they were expensive for what they are. I also think his work is something rather special - one to look out for.
He doesn't seem to have a website, but I found these....
http://www.paperweight-mall.com/pagepmcd.html
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Re: Bohemian or Scottish?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2010, 01:28:15 PM »
Those ones are certainly very nice, though some of his more ordinary ones don't fetch much on fleabay.

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Re: Bohemian or Scottish?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2010, 02:17:12 PM »
He is just not properly appreciated yet, I think.
He does seem to do a fair range of complexities - from simple, very affordable but beautiful (IMNSHO) little "broken cane" scrambles, to high end complexity such as the two illustrated there.
Personally, I think his work is superior to John Deacons'.

And the three tier fountains are rather stunning - I didn't have my camera with me to take any pics for you, and thought it was too presumptious (and a bit much dosh) for me to just grab one for you. I was a little tempted to, though.

He sells his new paperweights in the Caithness centre there.
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