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Offline cfosterk

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Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« on: January 18, 2011, 05:41:10 PM »
Bought via online auction. Described as an 'L' can - which I thought they'd got wrong.

I imagined it to be a Whitefriars monk cane or a John Deacons J weight. Either way I thought I detected the hand of Allan Scott.

Now received and I'm stumped! It's definitely an L - anyone out there with a J weight collection and know the design?

Or am I barking up the wrong tree??

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Re: Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011, 05:57:21 PM »
Neither of your links works (for me) - but I found your images HERE.

As for the cane - Allan will be able to contradict or confirm my possible attribution: could it be an "A" (for Allan Scott) with the horizontal bar shifted that close to the top to become (almost) invisible - or would such a cane not have been used?
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Re: Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011, 06:09:27 PM »
Thanks!

I think it's a variation on the White Cherry Blossom illustrated in Robert Hall's "Scottish Paperweights" page 130.

I have a couple of J weights where the J cane has been 'inverted' so shows as more like an L.

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Re: Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2011, 06:26:52 PM »
Let me come up with another suggestion ;).

I agree - should have checked Andy Dohan's "Dictionary" first ... on page 114 (CD version) L canes used by Linda Campbell are mentioned, who used to work with Allan Scott at Caithness. She used L canes in weights for the Scottish Glass Society annual shows. Andy shows three examples - none of them identical with your L cane - but worth following up. The weight would certainly fit the weights produced by Allan and co-workers for these SGS events.
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Re: Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2011, 06:36:42 PM »
Doh! Should have checked Andy D's book! The SGS link is intriguing, but I'm a dullard in this area. Not a member of any society etc - yes I know I really really should, the NPS would be a good start.

The overlay cup is very much 'in the style' of John Deacons but very thin indeed. Top facet then six and six side facets.

I know Caithness made some overlay cups in the 1980's braded as Whitefriars traditional - but nothing listed in the Charlton guide.

I think I will have to hope Allan see's this posting!!

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Re: Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 02:28:16 AM »
Any chance of a better well focused large image of the signature cane using the macro function on your camera?

If it's a SGS collaborative with Linda Campbell it should also have Allan's cane in it. But I do agree the lampwork looks like Allan's.

The thin overlay could also have been done with enamel powders rather than an overlay cup.


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Re: Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2011, 11:06:30 AM »
Hi All
I think I can help here as I have three of Linda Campbell's L signature canes including the one shown in this weight so it definitely looks like one of hers
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Re: Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 12:56:14 PM »
Hi Dave

Can you send me a high res image of the cane so I can update my reference?

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Re: Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2011, 03:10:41 PM »
A Caithness collaboration might work if the darn thing wasn't the spit of Deacon/Scotts White Cherry Blossom.

I still think my inverted J has legs.....

Definitely no A cane and no other markings - will try a bettter image though....

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Re: Double overlay lampwork with 'L' cane
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2011, 03:28:04 PM »
Hope this works as I am trying to attach a picture of Linda's L Canes
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