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Author Topic: Strathearn or Caithness?  (Read 897 times)

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Offline rbm6167

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Strathearn or Caithness?
« on: August 09, 2011, 12:52:32 PM »
This paperweight (see link below) looks like Caithness Maydance to me despite a Strathearn label on it. In all the years I have collected Strathearn paperweights (with a lot of help from Richard More's website and Ysart Glass,) I have never seen a Strathearn paperweight of this design. Obviously, labels can come loose and be reattched to the wrong paperweights which is what I think may have happened here - or have I got it wrong. Did Strathearn make this paperweight?
John

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Re: Strathearn or Caithness?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 03:56:31 PM »
Perhaps you should ask what the label actually says, as there's no pic. Seems rather pricey whatever.

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Re: Strathearn or Caithness?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 04:00:15 PM »
According to my book there is a 'May Dance Magenta' Colin Terris,1995,might be that one :huh:

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Re: Strathearn or Caithness?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 04:18:00 PM »
It is identical to May Dance Magenta, though seller says it has Strathearn label on it, and I cannot find this design on Richard More's site or on Scotland's Glass under Strathearn, only under Caithness.

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Re: Strathearn or Caithness?
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 06:31:32 PM »
The seller doesn't actually say what label it has on it.
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A Strathearn crystal paperweight, hand made in Scotland deep pink retains paper label, in perfect condition.

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Re: Strathearn or Caithness?
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 07:43:32 PM »
I have contacted them and they confirm it is a Strathearn label - however, labels aren't always original to the weights they find themselves on.

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Re: Strathearn or Caithness?
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 08:03:02 PM »
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I saw the advert, and concluded it was a Caithness 'Maydance' with the wrong label. And I am 1000% convinced that is the correct attribution.

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Re: Strathearn or Caithness?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2011, 10:22:28 PM »
Seller is not happy that I have pointed out the error in the listing (albeit that I was exceedingly polite and friendly). Refuses to believe me, calling me a liar. I even supplied links to ID sites but to no avail. Why are people so ungrateful.

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Re: Strathearn or Caithness?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 06:46:54 AM »
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I think the issue comes back to 'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing', and a few people do not like being informed of the limitations of their limited knowledge. Many do though, and are grateful for advice: I have just corresponded with another seller, who has corrected their advert, and even asked for advice about another paperweight that they plan to sell.

The seller of the 'Strathearn' has a number of other items listed, and has used their limited knowledge to set what one might think are 'very strong' prices.

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Re: Strathearn or Caithness?
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 01:34:00 PM »
I just hope they can afford the ebay invoice!

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