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Offline Longshanks

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Wonderful faceting, but who made it?
« on: January 07, 2012, 07:01:12 PM »
I have been very fortunate to inherit this terrific weight, the millefiori & faceting looks of the highest quality. 3" dia, 2 1/8th" high with a printie top. Could someone please help with ID? Many thanks.


Offline pooleandpaperweights

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Re: Wonderful faceting, but who made it?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 08:11:18 PM »
Definately 100% Whitefriars.  I can't see a monk cane in there, but have a close look, if there is one, should be obvious.  Not all whitefriars weights had them though...

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Re: Wonderful faceting, but who made it?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 09:26:12 PM »
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I don't think there are monk canes until the early 1970s.  Whitefriars made a few weights in the 1950s, and greater numbers in the 1960s, but the majority were in the 1970s - and most of these have monk / date canes. There are one or two early pieces around from the mid 1930s - 1950s, but I am not sure that anyone can distinguish them from Walsh Walsh pieces.  If someone out there has good diagnostics on these, please shout!

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Offline Longshanks

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Re: Wonderful faceting, but who made it?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 09:34:22 PM »
Thank you Ian & Alan for your comments. Definately no Monk Cane present. It was collected by my great-grandfather in the Birmingham area pre-WW2, I will ask my mother if she can provide any other info. Thanks again, David.


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Re: Wonderful faceting, but who made it?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 12:29:22 PM »
   Thats a beautifull weight, well done. Regards Roger.


 

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