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Offline SophieB

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Selkirk's fruit basket
« on: November 15, 2011, 08:48:20 PM »
Hi,

I would like some information from those of you who are lucky enough to own a Selkirk 'fruit basket' (an early lampwork weight). Can you tell me what is engraved on the base of the weight?

Many thanks.

SophieB

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Re: Selkirk's fruit basket
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 05:41:49 PM »
Hi Sophie,
if this is the one you could try contacting them and asking. :sun:

http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/paul-beighton-auctioneers-ltd/catalogue-id-2849366/lot-12641347

Kindest regards Stephen...

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Offline SophieB

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Re: Selkirk's fruit basket
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 06:24:15 PM »
Hi Stephen,

No, this is not the one ;). As I understand, there is no marking at all on the base of this weight. Also, the leaves are mostly collapsed and do not form a proper basket and I think that there are fewer fruits. It may be a trial weight or (more likely IMHO) a second (there is quite a large bubble...). However, this is what prompted my question as I realised that I do not know the limited ed. for this weight, nor what is engraved on its base [Generally, Selkirk is quite consistent and put all the information on the base but now and then there is a lapse - I have seen one (and heard of another) blue bells weight with only Selkirk glass Scotland even though these were limited editions and both had a certificate to prove it].

SophieB  

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Re: Selkirk's fruit basket
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 06:34:46 PM »
Worth a try. :wsh:

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Offline Wuff

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Re: Selkirk's fruit basket
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 11:12:43 PM »
Edition size was 200 - catalogue image below.

BTW - I got one of those Bluebells - not signed at all, but a minute PH cane in the base: bought directly from Selkirk with certificate.
Wolf Seelentag, St.Gallen
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Offline SophieB

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Re: Selkirk's fruit basket
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2011, 12:04:58 AM »
Hi Wolf,

Yes, the bluebells weight I saw was enscribed Selkirk glass Scotland (I think) and nothing else but there was a certificate too... I have always wondered whether the nature of the weight was reason for that specific edition not to be enscribed fully or at all (it is a clear glass weight).
Thanks for the info on the ed. of the fruit basket.

Sophie

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