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Author Topic: The grand misfit (paperweight dshes / bowls)  (Read 2826 times)

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Offline SophieB

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Re: The grand misfit
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011, 10:43:00 PM »
Hi everyone,

For the record John Deacons is now making first quality bowls also. Just thought that I should put a (little) spanner in the works!!! >:D

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Re: The grand misfit
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2011, 11:42:26 AM »
That is all good to know, makes a lot of sense to - so in summary some are failed weights and others were intended as bowls. Now did Strathearn get their bowls in the same way? Probably not as they were an Angus Sillars design... but perhaps they also converted failing domes to one of designed bowls as any commercial glassworks needs to avoid waste. PY being perhaps an exception.
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Re: The grand misfit
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2011, 09:14:49 AM »
Hi all

Dave Moir has confirmed that Strathearn did make small dishes from paperweights
that were not working out and that these dishes were sold in the showroom/shop.

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Re: The grand misfit
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2011, 04:16:05 PM »
Hi everyone,

As some of you may know, I own a lovely Strathearn bowl with a blue flower (see picture). According to everyone, it ought to be a second/paperweight gone wrong. However, there seemed to be nothing wrong with it... So I always wondered, too.

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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2011, 11:12:02 AM »
Regarding Derek's info from Dave M., note that it does not confirm that these type of dishes and bowls were only made from "weights gone wrong" - just that some were.
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Re: The grand misfit
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2011, 10:10:12 AM »
Hi everyone,

As some of you may know, I own a lovely Strathearn bowl with a blue flower (see picture). According to everyone, it ought to be a second/paperweight gone wrong. However, there seemed to be nothing wrong with it... So I always wondered, too.

SophieB

That bowl must be a weight gone wrong, no attempt to follow one of their organic designs and finished like a frigger. Clearly as a weight something was not going right and a quick paddle to flatten then a pulling out of the edges... a few minutes of work to save scrapping the weight but to waste no time on it. So a unique piece of Strathearn Glass.
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