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Author Topic: Blue side-angle-cut sphere - ID = Caithness  (Read 3229 times)

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Blue side-angle-cut sphere - ID = Caithness
« on: June 06, 2011, 02:45:54 PM »
Simple but great quality & finish!

The rim is bevelled on both sides it has a bit of base wear and stands about 100mm tall.

Any Ideas? - please.

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Re: Blue side-angle-cut sphere for id
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 03:17:04 PM »

It's Caithness, designed by Colin Terris.

Rose Bowl, design number 4071, 1970's - 1990's (from M Hill, 2011).

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Re: Blue side-angle-cut sphere for id
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 03:49:27 PM »
It's Caithness, designed by Colin Terris.

Rose Bowl, design number 4071, 1970's - 1990's (from M Hill, 2011).

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Thank you Nigel. I guess mine is Kingfisher?

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Re: Blue side-angle-cut sphere for id
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2011, 04:31:52 PM »
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Ummm, no, it's a deep smoky blue - kingfisher is a more turquoise shade of blue. Mostly, the name "kingfisher" is used to refer to a specific Whitefriars colour - it's a bit brighter and deeper than early Mdina blues, for example and I'm sure folk will say it's different to other turquoisey/kingfishery blues which abound too - I've never studied all the different teal shades - I just mostly like them.
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Re: Blue side-angle-cut sphere for id
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Re: Blue side-angle-cut sphere - ID = Caithness
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2011, 08:56:14 PM »

The original Caithness colours are: Heather, Loch, Moss, Peat.

Loch was replaced by Twilight - a more apt use of the name than by Whitefriars IMHO !! This is what you have I would think.

Kingfisher was similar to that by Whitefriars and was/is a form of turquoise, as so eloquently discussed by Sue above.

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Re: Blue side-angle-cut sphere - ID = Caithness
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2011, 09:39:19 PM »
Thanks for the clarification. I still think this is a close colour match to a real Kingfisher though ;)

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Re: Blue side-angle-cut sphere - ID = Caithness
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011, 10:00:03 PM »
That was an incorrect attribution! It is the Stroma Rose Bowl designed by Domhnall Ó Broin

Link to SG example

I may have a design date in the pipe-line.


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Re: Blue side-angle-cut sphere - ID = Caithness
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011, 10:33:20 PM »

That is very interesting. Thank you Frank. I will make a notation in Hill's book.

I notice although you have given us more information, Mark has got the general description and pattern number correct. Good to have a name for the design  :)

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Re: Blue side-angle-cut sphere - ID = Caithness
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 10:35:42 PM »
Yep, did ask for a review copy ages ago but did not get one... can't afford to buy one. Book certainly could do with a review on SG, care to write one Nigel? If anyone would like to donate a copy for SG that would be appreciated of course!

 

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