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Author Topic: Seagull paperweight, marked F.B. ID = Caithness Fishing Float!  (Read 1226 times)

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Offline Wuff

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Seagull paperweight, marked F.B. ID = Caithness Fishing Float!
« on: December 18, 2010, 07:14:27 PM »
This paperweight (images below - with kind permission of the owner) is right now offered on ebay as Caithness - because seller got it in a Caithness box. It is described as "... sea gull flying over the waves. A transparent glass with a light blue wave pattern rising from the base. The top of the paperweight has a shell motif. Size is 3.75 inches high. ... Signed on the pontil mark with the initials F.B.". Upon enquiry the seller added that the "F.B." was scratch signed.

I very much doubt this is Caithness - but have nothing else to offer: any idea what this could be?
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Re: Seagull paperweight, marked F.B.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 09:31:16 PM »
I very much doubt this is Caithness - but have nothing else to offer: any idea what this could be?

Oooops - I'm proven wrong: Helen MacDonald informs me that this is one of a series of hollow engraved 'fishing floats' made either in the late seventies or early eighties.

Thanks, Helen, for correcting me!
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Re: Seagull paperweight, marked F.B. ID = Caithness Fishing Float!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 05:30:30 PM »
A friend had one of these a while ago in pale green, same motif and engraved initials. I will attempt to track it down for a photo, trouble is I think they sold it.

John

 

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