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Offline adam20

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Warbler design - Caithness
« on: August 18, 2011, 01:26:30 PM »
Two Caithness vases bought today with Warbler design - no CT183 by Denis Mann 1972 - converted from wheel engraving to sanblasting by Gordon Hendry 1976 - one marked Warbler with signiture and one with other markings - one peat the other with heather hues.

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Re: Warbler design - Caithness
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 08:59:43 AM »
I notiice one of these vases is wheel engraved, the other sandblasted - pics show distinct differences

Is that right?


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Re: Warbler design - Caithness
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 11:09:21 AM »
The engraver/sandblaster mark under "Warbler" will be LK = Lorraine Keith.
The other is Either "J Mc"= John MacDonald - my vote
OR perhaps "I Mc" = Irene McCoughie.

From Mark Hill's Caithness Galss book page 101.

Ross

PS.   Mine is in Peat and engraved by Elaine Swanson.
I bamle all snileplg eorrrs on the Cpomuter Kyes.  They confuse my fingers !!!


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Re: Warbler design - Caithness
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2011, 03:46:13 PM »
Both look sandblasted to me, detail level will vary with each piece and engraver. Caithness is recent enough and produced in sufficient quantities that you could easily write a research paper on this one design alone if you gathered more examples. Probably a step too far for most glass collectors but in the process you would learn a lot about methods etc.
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