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Offline qweeerwr

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perthshire Paperweights
« on: November 09, 2010, 07:34:29 AM »
Hello,

what do you think about these? Can anybody tell me how old they are?

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350409978814

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350409980301

thank you.

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Offline Lily of the Valley

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Re: perthshire Paperweights
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 04:20:40 PM »
Hello!  :hi:

The first Perthshire looks unsigned.  If so, it would be 1969-78.  The pattern is 1-1-2-3.

The second definitely has a 'P' cane.  That would make it 1982-97.  The pattern is 1-1-2-2.

The book The Complete Guide to Perthshire Paperweights is an invaluable resource for identifying the many varied and beautiful Perthshire paperweights.

Lily :)

(I hope someone will come along and confirm the above information for you.)

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Re: perthshire Paperweights
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 05:10:07 PM »
Does the book credit individual makers and designers for their work?
Who wrote it, have you got an ISBN?
I think Frank's been searching for this info!

Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: perthshire Paperweights
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 06:40:51 PM »
It was written by Colin & Debby Mahoney and Gary & Marge McClanahan. ISBN 0 - 933756 - 24 - 0.
My newly purchased copy has just arrived - yipeee!

Ronnie

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Offline casalibre

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Re: perthshire Paperweights
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 09:46:31 PM »
Liliy of the valley is right!!! :rah: :rah: :rah:

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Re: perthshire Paperweights
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2010, 03:12:10 PM »
 :hi:

Does the book credit individual makers and designers for their work?
Tell you who designed and who made what?

Cheers, Sue (M)

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Offline zidori

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Re: perthshire Paperweights
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2010, 03:17:38 PM »
There is a small section which mentions that some weights have canes which identify artists - AM for Anton Moravec; JA for Jack Allen; JD for John Deacons; P McD for Peter McDougall; JP for Johne Parsley (who collaborated with Peter McDougall) are all mentioned.  If an illustrated paperweight has one of these canes in it then, yes, it is described as such.
Ronnie

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Re: perthshire Paperweights
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2010, 04:30:41 PM »
I take it it's not comprehensive then, Ronnie?

There really seems to be a dearth of info. about makers and designers when it comes to pwts - and for giving them credit for their work and artistry. grrrrrrrrrrowl!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: perthshire Paperweights
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2010, 04:40:44 PM »
Just a few weights in the Special Edition section, Sue.  The book is wonderful with stunning photographs cataloguing each General, Limited Edition, Special Edition, Christmas and Annual Collection paperweight. However, very short of information on the artists themselves. Mind you, the book seems to have set out to be a collector's guide to the paperweights and as such fulfils that purpose admirably. Perhaps we need a companion guide to the designers themselves.
Ronnie
P.S. I have a book - Paperweights of the World - which features a fair number of paperweight makers and their paperweights as well as a number of glass studios. Another beautiful book full of stunning pics.

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Re: perthshire Paperweights
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010, 04:45:51 PM »
I noticed at the Conference in Edinburgh there is a dearth of info about designers and makers of Caithness weights, in the Caithness centre in Crieff, there is a dearth of info about makers and designers.....
I was just wondering if it is a basic "paperweight collecting thing" not to take an interest in those who actually design and make the pieces?

Thanks for answering my questions though Ronnie!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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