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Author Topic: Rose paperweight with signature cane  (Read 1203 times)

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Offline Wuff

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Rose paperweight with signature cane
« on: January 28, 2012, 01:40:02 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.ch/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370574368650

Now, that the auction is over: who made this weight? There is a signature cane in the base (last image) I'm not sure about.

Any comments welcome - Wolf
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Re: Rose paperweight with signature cane
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 02:36:12 PM »
That's A 'W' signature cane. Francis Dyer Whittemore made that crimp rose.

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Re: Rose paperweight with signature cane
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 04:07:15 PM »
Thank you very much, Mark - it needs a fair amount of imagination and the eye of a crimp rose expert to recognise the W :). But if you compare it with Whittemore-3 and -5 in Andy Dohan's book, it looks plausible :thup:.
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Re: Rose paperweight with signature cane
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012, 03:53:19 PM »
Looks more like and upside-down "PL" for Pete Lewis.

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Re: Rose paperweight with signature cane
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012, 04:25:57 PM »
I agree. It is a 'PL' signature cane. I should have looked more closely.

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Re: Rose paperweight with signature cane
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012, 10:33:03 PM »
      So thats a Peter Lewis weight, OK.  What does anyone think of this rose irrespective of where it was made?
            Roger( the rose grower).

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Re: Rose paperweight with signature cane
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2012, 01:08:24 AM »
At first glance (And no, I'm not going to simply glance this time :), this one might be dismissed as a piece of modern Chi.
I don't think it is but would benefit from side & basal views as well as what the dimensions are.


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Re: Rose paperweight with signature cane
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2012, 06:52:58 PM »
    Well, I believe it to be modern chinese, I was only commenting on the construction of the rose itself and comparing it with other western formations of a rose. It wasn't much money and quite nicely made. Diameter 2.65 inches. Roger.

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