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Offline malcmat

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Is this a scottish paperweight
« on: February 16, 2012, 10:28:05 AM »
Hi, i purchased this p/w and wondered if it is a Scottish example and if so is it from the 1960s?.
It is 2.750 inches dia and 2 inches tall. I has a concave depression on the base but it is not ground finish.
It has radiating from the outside 3/2/1 canes leading to an outer circle of 10 canes and then inside that 5 blue canes then a central cane.
The canes radiating from the outside are separated with a spiral decoration and the whole weight is set on a beige/yellow ground.
Any help on the artist and year would be much appreciated as i have very little knowledge on P/W s
Many thanks

Malcolm


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Re: Is this a scottish paperweight
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 10:50:09 AM »
My guess would be an early Strathearn, but wait to see wot those wot know say  8)


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Re: Is this a scottish paperweight
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 05:19:02 PM »
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I think it one of those hard to place late Vasart / early Strathearn pieces - so Scottish, 1960s, as you suggest. ( Looks remarkably similar to one that was at auction very recently....)

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Re: Is this a scottish paperweight
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 06:20:47 PM »
Hi Alan, many thanks to your good self and Christine for the information and yes it was one of two that i purchased at the auction. The price was right and they looked quite nice, but  was unsure if they were  as described .
Still learning
Thanks

Malcolm


 

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