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Offline adam20

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Peter McDougall = Great value
« on: October 09, 2011, 12:11:26 PM »
Just bought two Peter McDougall paperweights for under £15.00 each - brand new but I am thrilled with the craftsmanship, they even have tiny signature canes on the base - along with John Deacons I think this glass studio offers great value for money.

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Re: Peter McDougall = Great value
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 02:23:51 PM »
Really like the blue one.

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Re: Peter McDougall = Great value
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 09:34:27 PM »
   For accuracy in cane making and setting up Peter is probably the finest in the world. Take a look at this one and tell me what you think. Better than a classic period Baccarat I conclude. Regards Roger.


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Re: Peter McDougall = Great value
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 11:07:17 PM »
I think it depends on individual taste.

Peter McDougall's work is definitely of very high quality, but I sometimes feel that his weights are technically "too perfect" for my own preferences. However, I do tend to focus on the more rustic look of earlier Ysart work!

And I do think there are some antique French weights that are of an equal visual quality to those of some of the modern makers. And some Americans, such as Jim Hart [Edit ... please see correction below], also produce superb millefiori weights (and Jim has only been working in glass for a relatively short time).

Mike Hunter's work is another case of techinical excellence in cane structures and setting.
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Re: Peter McDougall = Great value
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 09:12:26 AM »
Hi Kev

Did you mean Jim Hart???

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Re: Peter McDougall = Great value
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 01:59:21 PM »
Errr ...no! Must go and find my "sensible head".

Ok, got my right head on now ...

... I meant Jim Brown

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Re: Peter McDougall = Great value
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 02:27:47 PM »
Jim Hart does make nice rose canes, tho.


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Re: Peter McDougall = Great value
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 02:37:48 PM »
Yes, he certainly does. :)
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Re: Peter McDougall = Great value
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2011, 04:46:23 PM »
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I'm with Kev on this. I much prefer an antique closepack with its lack of precision to a near perfect modern set-up that looks machine made.  That is not to deny the skill of the maker - just that different people prefer different things. For me, Jim Brown's weights have enough variation in the set-up to be very attractive.

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Re: Peter McDougall = Great value
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2011, 07:08:42 PM »
     So what several are saying is that they like the character of a less exact setup and pickup because they can see or feel the character of the maker of the weight therein. OK, but I like marmite ( dont even try to work that one out).
      Yes ,I also like the freeflow of other weights I have. I have mentioned before I love the character of Pauls weights in general throughout his career but when I see a centre closepack of his for instance that is not very symmetrical I am not excited by it.  errrrrr                                                                                                                                                                         Anyone interested in a dartboard with the bullseye an inch off centre? Going cheap.                         An absolutely perfect weight setup I suppose could well be boring so I will ask my father not to create one. Regards Roger.                           

 

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