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Offline jakgene

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Caithness Xanadu ovoid
« on: September 20, 2011, 11:08:28 AM »
this is smaller at 7.5 inches or 18 cm
I like this colour scheme.
This one has lots of base wear - the other two are like new.
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Re: Caithness Xanadu ovoid
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 11:46:02 AM »
Is this one Xanadu? It looks more like the trial range that preceded Xanadu, like this one
http://lustrousstone.co.uk/cpg/displayimage.php?pid=896
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Re: Caithness Xanadu ovoid
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011, 12:38:50 PM »
Sitting here with Christine's Caithness book in my sticky mitts, I can say that on p.35 there is an illustration of a simialr ovoid vase, described as

"..probably from a trial range in the late 1990s after Xanadu..."

Xanadu isn't cased in clear, is it?
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Re: Caithness Xanadu ovoid
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2011, 02:34:34 PM »
You are right Sue - this is not Xanadu - I was making an assumption and had not checked my book.
The treatment of the rim is very different, - this looks cut and polished whereas Xanadu's rim  is rounded - heat treated  maybe ?  and this one does seem to be cased in clear both internally and externally . The trailing is a much wider band too - covers approx 1/3 of the vase whereas on Xanadu it is only a very small portion of the whole.

Do like the colourway on this though - really loch, heather and ..something green ? don't think peat is green is it.....

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Re: Caithness Xanadu ovoid
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 02:56:06 PM »
Green is called Moss, according to Christine's book.
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Re: Caithness Xanadu ovoid
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 07:18:54 PM »
Don't you go wearing my copy out  :24: :24:

 

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