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Offline adam20

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Caithness Eagle Dome?
« on: January 26, 2012, 08:01:56 PM »
I think this is a Caithness Eagle Dome 1976 - is labelled Caithness engraving to base and is enscribed Caithness Scotland

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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 10:30:01 PM »
Correct.

There is also a version with blue base, and the eagle landing (rather than cruising): not in any catalogue, I'm aware of, but several of them have shown up on ebay ... possibly made for the factory shop only.
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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 11:25:28 AM »
Seems to be a rather flatter top than usual - I wonder if it has been repaired?  This photo appears to show a more domed top.

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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 11:54:32 AM »
 The two weights seem to be slightly different in shape, rather than a repair to one.   It would be interesting to know their max heights and widths, for comparison.  Maybe made at different times by different artists?


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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 12:22:48 PM »
I have a second weight identical to the one shown except the one pictured has a DC engraver mark.  Colin Terris's book only shows a high dome for the 4 different weights in the "Sports Series".

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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 12:25:22 PM »
I'm pretty sure mine hasn't been repolished. 9.5cm tall - 3.5", 4.8cm diam - 2.25" - approx

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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 01:27:43 PM »
I remember reading somewhere they were made by Caithness engraving before they had a specific paperweight department ,i have a couple hidden away in their original boxes .....  just found them again one about 8.5 cms x 6 cms width has a blue base 3cms deep and an Eagle type bird or Osprey with a large fish in its claws , the blue obviously represents the water the base is engraved Scotland Caithness  in tiny very neat handwriting and a large label Caithness engraving , there is also a hand written label on the base of the box  ct 184  . Colin Terris Maybe ?
 The other is an Osprey gliding on a thermal over a very dark blue almost black snow capped mountain , similar engraved base and label but the box has a handwritten label just saying OSPREY .This one is   8.5 cms by 7 width . i have had them for very many years , no sign of restoration . As the one Ross has my similar one is also this slightly different shape .


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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 06:37:56 PM »
CT-### in connection with Caithness weights usually refers to the numbers Colin Terris has used in his Charlton catalogue, i.e. they don't mean that Colin Terris was the designer.

CT-184 is "Nativity, Style 1" by Helen MacDonald - something completely different. Most likely boxes were mixed up at some stage (or the number means something completely different). This weight could be the one I mentioned above, however: that the eagle is catching a fish may just not show up on the images I have copied off ebay; of the two I copied, one seems to have been unsigned, the other marked as second (CIIG), which could also mean it was a trial piece (this topic has been discussed here previously). ... If your weight is actually signed Caithness, I would very much appreciate if you could provide images (several views, including the signed base) for ScotlandsGlass.

With Osprey also the box does not (originally) belong to the paperweight: Osprey is a spherical weight with oblique front facet - completely different from Eagle Dome, the weight starting this discussion. No specific designer is listed for Eagle Dome - just Caithness Design Studio. First issued in 1976 it was produced over many years - so some variation in the dome shape wouldn't surprise me at all.
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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 09:19:44 PM »
At a fair the other day I did see almost the same weight but with a Pheasant, and Sandringham also etched into it.  Identical to it, but it had a bruise and seller wouldn't move from £25, so it stayed there.  I'm assuming that was a special edition given out on a shoot or similar....

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Re: Caithness Eagle Dome?
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 10:46:43 PM »
At a fair the other day I did see almost the same weight but with a Pheasant, and Sandringham also etched into it.

There is one on ebay right now:
http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220936131342

There are others, fitting into the same design, one with a seal, others with equestrian, skiing or mountaineering scenes.
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