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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2011, 11:49:50 AM »
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Hi Sophie

As much serendipity as coup...

All three millefiori are Old English.  Top left is Richardson, top right is one of the group I call 'OE2' in my various articles ( for those not familiar with Old English paperweights there is a brief ID overview on my website here). I am pretty sure that the bottom left is by another unknown Old English maker, from whom I have at least one similar weight with lots of rows of good millefiori. I need to measure the density of all 3 at some point.

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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2011, 08:40:34 PM »
Very nice Alan.  Hopefully I should be buying something in about 15 minutes........ :)

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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2011, 08:56:27 PM »
Didn't win it at £258...... Annoyed.......

Nice price though Alan.

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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2011, 09:04:39 PM »
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What was being discussed above was this Peter Holmes paperweight.

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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2011, 09:14:14 PM »
Lovely it is indeed.  Still gutted.  Thought I had plenty on it....

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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2011, 09:23:10 PM »
Hi Ian,

I was looking at it (but I did not bid, I swear). Yes, it is a nice pansy basket weight. Peter does these baskets supremely well... All my commiserations.

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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2011, 09:19:58 PM »
On a better note, lot 543 at Brigthwells in Leominster today, mine for £90 hammer.  Now, who wants to say what PP the perthshire is bottom left?

I can see a PP1 and what looks like a deacons weight, only mystery is the green one in the top row!

http://www.brightwells.com/AntiquesAndFineArt/Antiques/Catalogue.aspx

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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2011, 09:48:58 PM »
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I think the Perthshire is a PP12, maybe 1975. The mystery green thing looks like one of those weights best kept as a mystery.... :)

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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2011, 10:22:37 PM »
Hi Ian,

Yes, I had seen that lot and I wondered what that green and white weight was, too.Tell us when you know.

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Re: Buy of the week
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2011, 07:27:15 AM »
[  :hj: Hmm, looks like a serious overestimate on the hyacinth vases (542), unless they have base marks, and Jules Barbe must be turning in his grave about the misspelling of his name and the Bohemian vase (547)]

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