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Offline RAY

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new weight george sarfi
« on: September 15, 2011, 05:14:22 PM »
came today in the post, a big lump of 4" across and  and just over 2.5" high, my guess is a George Sarfi weight , i've had 3 of his weights before as members on here still might have them, the dome is clear not blue as in the photos , the flower is floating above a solid blue ground with a complex millefiori cane in the centre and the base is polished flat,  any thoughts if it's a Sarfi weight

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cheers Ray

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Offline Derek

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Re: new weight george sarfi
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011, 08:15:31 PM »
Hi Ray

Hum very strange - composed a reply posted it and it disappeared ! try again

I did a double take when I saw your string as I saw THIS! listed on e-bay.com
and I knew that it hadn't finished !  Identical to your new acquisition!

I still have one of the miniature Safri weights 1 1/2" diameter and the
subject matter is identical to your new weight, ground is cobalt but the
base is fire polished. Looks as if he must have learnt a few things
between making my miniature and your new example

Best regards

Derek

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Offline RAY

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Re: new weight george sarfi
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 10:37:20 PM »
that one in your link Derek is a better set up than mine, the millefiori cane is much clearer and the petals are more lined up, mine must have been a trial piece lol, as George did not make many weights i wonder why there seems so many in the UK
cheers Ray

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Re: new weight george sarfi
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 06:22:33 AM »
Ray's example is Modern Chinese.

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Re: new weight george sarfi
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 04:50:52 PM »
Care to elaborate as to why it is?

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Re: new weight george sarfi
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 04:54:49 PM »
The central canes are modern Chi as is the base. These are seen frequently on ebay.

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Re: new weight george sarfi
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 04:56:12 PM »
I have one in my collection.

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