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David555:
Some Strathearn paperweights

This is 3” diam, 2.25” high – partial label. P7? - The glass is very clear.

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5048/strathearnorange6hx.th.jpg)

Any further info, dates


This is 2.4” diam, 2” high with full label. P8? – The glass is visibly slightly darker taking into account the different ground colour.

(http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/4807/strathgreen7zx.th.jpg)

Any information on the glass colour and cone shape, compared to other weights of this size. I have had many (medium Strathearn) P8s but very few with such an obvious cone shape as this, what date do people think it is?


This is 2.5” diam, 2” high – no label and has a slightly raised button pontil to base. I would call this a double harlequin with a purple base. I always thought these were by Strathearn, but I can’t find any information at the moment. C Terris book shows Caithness single and double harlequin, but they look nothing like this. I am sure it is a common paperweight as my dealer has about three left on his shelf.

(http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/8214/harl6sk.th.jpg)

Thanks everyone for your continued help. I love paperweights and have many now – please don’t forget my new Murano Aventurine paperweights are in this forum as well :?  :?  :)  :)


Adam P :P  :P

RAY:
hi Adam

the last weight is made by perthshire 1969-71, it was called aladdin's cave

David555:
Thanks Ray

I should have known that - ouch

I am not a Perthshire collector but have seen the weight often on websites and ebay, often with a dubious attribution

Stock number 46769 - PP8 at Sweetbriar seems like a single layer version of my 'aladdin's cave' what a price it is. Then again it is most likely much rarer than mine. I see they have not given it a name, is it still called 'aladdin's cave'?

http://www.sweetbriar.co.uk/weightlist.php?maker=Perthshire


Thanks

Adam

KevinH:
Hi Adam,

As Ray says, those Perthshire "fountain" designs were called Aladdin's Cave, but that name was apparently used only in their early literature. I don't know when the name was dropped. The example in the Sweetbriar site is a triple-layer and is correctly listed as a PP8 design. Your two-layer example is a PP7.

The details of Strathearn weights are well covered in Richrad More's fantastic site: http://strathearn.smugmug.com/
Richard gives the P7 sizes as, "over 2.7 inch to over 3 inch", so your pink weight, at 3 inch, is indeed a P7 and the other one is a P8, being smaller.

Dates are from 1964 to 1980 - regular production throughout all their years.

The high dome on your P8 is perhaps less common but the shapes do seem to have varied quite considerably.

David555:
Thanks Kev

It was indeed Richard More's site that I used to do my basic research on these weights.

Thanks for explanation ref the 'Aladdin's Cave' - PP7 it all goes down in the databanks for future reference.

This is a lovely John Deacons paperweight of similar form, the diam is 3”

(http://img363.imageshack.us/img363/4245/jd3gw.th.jpg)

I have noticed an increase in cost for Vasart / Strathearn and early Perthshire paperweights on the high street and on web stores / eBay.

I guess as online databases, books and experts increase in quantity and the accuracy of attribution is now so good, it is having an effect.

The label is the thing - I do lust after it as a completest, but prices are always at a premium - the two Strathearn cost me £50.00 each (they are perfect).


The first paperweight I ever sold on eBay was bought for under £1.00 and sold for £130.00 back in 2002 to a Christie Saferite of the USA

The pictures are awful as it was less than a 1 megapixel camera and I didn’t know how to use it. Do you recognise the weight Kev

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9226/srathearnodd6tb.th.jpg)

Adam P

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