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Offline tootingpf

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John Deacons' lampwork?
« on: December 27, 2011, 02:35:19 PM »
Hi all,

I've just received this paperweight (Christmas and all that) and lovely it is too.  The signature cane in the base reads, 'JD 1994' so I'm pretty certain it's John Deacons!

The question is, 'Any idea who might have done the lampwork?'  I'm under the impression (correct me if I'm wrong!) that John rarely does the lampwork, so I wondered who might have done the flower?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Graham


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Re: John Deacon's lampwork?
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2011, 10:20:54 PM »
Great question Graham  :thup:

I too have a nice JD lampwork pwt with two canes set in the base.  One has J 1980 and the other an A as the centre of a millefiore cane.  It will be interesting to see what your query brings up from those more experienced and expert than us.

Ross
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Re: John Deacon's lampwork?
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2011, 10:53:39 PM »
ross your weight .. the A is Allan scott who did most of the lampwork for John in the J glass days
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Re: John Deacons' lampwork?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2011, 12:28:36 AM »
   HI , can see the alan talent in the JD and A cane weight but I would have thought that Johns 94 weight had his own lampwork in it. This is just something I have always thought so it will be interesting when somebody throws some definite light on the subject. Roger.


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Re: John Deacons' lampwork?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2011, 01:43:41 PM »
Over the years John Deacons has used lampwork by several artists in his paperweights and these include Alan Scott, Duncan Smith, Willie Manson and Rosette Fleming but he also makes his own lampwork as has been stated.
With regard to your weight Ross I think this a J Glass piece with Alan Scotts lampwork and A signature cane but the lampwork in yours Graham is by a different maker and I would suggest Rosette. I am attaching a picture of an encased double overlay from 1996 with her lampwork in for comparaion but maybe someone else has another suggestion ?
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Re: John Deacons' lampwork?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011, 12:53:02 AM »
Many thanks Dave!  That looks spot on!   :thup: The style of the petals, leaves, and centre cane, all look pretty identical - so it looks like Rosette is the one.
 
Haven't really been aware of her stuff, but will look out for it now!

Thanks again!

Graham


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Re: John Deacons' lampwork?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011, 11:56:27 AM »
Rosette Fleming learned her skills working with Allan Scott at Caithness, she designed many paperweights for the company and after leaving she worked freelance but then had several children and no longer makes lampwork at the moment. She made weights for the Scottish Glass Society Exhibitions but her work is hard to find but here is one of her weights I got from her
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Re: John Deacons' lampwork?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2011, 12:03:23 PM »
That is gorgeous Dave, I just love the tortoise!
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Re: John Deacons' lampwork?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 10:39:48 PM »
Thanks so much for that information Dave (and the beautiful weights you have shown us).  The second on with the tortoise makews me think that my other JD lampworks weight may have been made by her as well - I would value your opinion.

Ross
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Re: John Deacons' lampwork?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 05:02:37 PM »
Hi Ross,

I don't think that Rosette Fleming could have done the lampwork on your plum weight as it is a J glass weight. She was trained by Allan when he was at Caithness, i.e. some time later (J glass closed in 1983 and Allan found employment with Caithness but did not make any lampwork for another year). I understand that Rosette did lampwork for John Deacons studio since leaving Caithness but I am not sure when this happened exactly.

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