Thanks Simone, I wish I had a friend like that
Kev - I knew it was weird with that cane - Simone called it
........... 'Strathearn' and of course this information is within the section of Frank's website 'Strathearn Paperweights' some had an 's' cane :oops:
I actually emailed the seller asking to see the cane - no reply
So now we know it's a Strathearn, it's not bog standard and looks really beautiful - btw is the etched '61' an edition number?
Oh and it I take it was a genuine mistake on the sellers behalf, after all there are no books or websites showing Baccarat sig/date canes - I wish sellers would work on the principle 'If in doubt don't shout' - but maybe it was bought in the box, fitted well and of course it's that dealers very first auction so I can't be too critical
P.S - Intersting it has gone from £50 to £100 already - I see the highest bidder is a collector of paperweights, especially Scottish ones - mmmmmm