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Offline ian the sculptor

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Does anyone have any idea who made this P/W and how old?
« on: December 09, 2011, 09:12:28 PM »
I know little to nothing about paperweights but I assume this is Scottish (??). It has some age as you can see by the wear. There's a slight recess between the edge and the ground pontil. It's a slightly larger weight measuring approx 3.25 inches diameter and about 1.75 inches high.
Any ideas??

Many thanks,
Ian.


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Re: Does anyone have any idea who made this P/W and how old?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2011, 04:24:53 AM »
Hello Ian and welcome.  I can't help you with your paperweight but once the GMB experts see your post I'm sure you'll be amazed at the info you get.  :thup:
Nancy


Offline ian the sculptor

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Re: Does anyone have any idea who made this P/W and how old?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2011, 08:43:56 AM »
Thank you, Nancy. It's funny how there is something satisfying about discovering the origins of these things - even if they're not valuable or 'worthy of merit'  -  though those are always a bonus.
Take care
Ian


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Re: Does anyone have any idea who made this P/W and how old?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2011, 12:05:53 PM »
hi
i am no expert but think your right looks like a Strathearn base to me but i have been wrong more times than i have been right.
http://www.btinternet.com/~kevh.glass/pages/vas-strath/vas-strath.htm#Intro
there is always someone worse off .


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Re: Does anyone have any idea who made this P/W and how old?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2011, 12:14:54 PM »
Scottish for sure, Vasart Bro's or Salvador Ysart perhaps?
Alexander
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Re: Does anyone have any idea who made this P/W and how old?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2011, 09:34:12 PM »
This is fairly certain to be a Scottish weight from the Ysart Brothers (Vasart) company, 1946 to 1955. It may have been made by Salvador Ysart but could just as easily have been made by one the sons, Vincent or Augustine.

The canes, profile and base finish are all consistent with Ysart Brothers (Vasart).
See my example at http://www.btinternet.com/~kevh.glass/pages/vas-strath/weight07.htm which has a probable exact match to the canes in the second row from the outer edge. The profile of my example also shows the low dome which is often seen in that company's work.

Two others in my web pages with the low dome profile are:
http://www.btinternet.com/~kevh.glass/pages/vas-strath/weight03.htm
http://www.btinternet.com/~kevh.glass/pages/vas-strath/weight04.htm
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Re: Does anyone have any idea who made this P/W and how old?
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2011, 05:46:25 AM »
Thanks everyone for the input. Nice to know where it is from. And those examples are perfect, Kevin, many thanks.

Ian

 

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