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Offline Simone

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A most unusual Clichy!
« on: March 15, 2006, 11:57:21 PM »
I spotted a beautiful, unusual Clichy on Ebay.  :)

It's a 6-sided shape on a white sodden snow background. I've never seen one like it before, and maybe never will again.

If anyone collects pictures of unusual weights, it's a good one.

I'm bidding, but I'm sure that price wise, it'll go sky high with that shape!
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006, 08:16:03 AM »
What on earth (sic) does sodden mean in this context :idea:

1. Thoroughly soaked; saturated.
2. Soggy and heavy from improper cooking; doughy.
3. Expressionless, stupid, or dull, especially from drink.
4. Unimaginative; torpid.

I can only get to 4 using logic, but people are obviously excited by this unimaginative weight :twisted:
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Offline Leni

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2006, 09:51:44 AM »
Frank, you philistine!   :shock:  :twisted:

'Sodden snow' is the 'technical'  :wink: term used for this opaque white ground.  

This is a beautiful weight!  Just look at the complexity of those canes  :shock: and OOOOOOHHHH those beautiful Clichy colours!    :shock:  :D  :roll:  

I'm watching it too, Simone, but I expect it will go way, way beyond my price range!   :(   :roll:   Because, of course, it's worth a LOT!  being indeed such a rarity  :shock:  and very, very beautiful, Frank!   :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2006, 10:09:59 AM »
Unimaginative Frank?  :shock:

Clichy canes are very imaginative and incredibly complex, which is probably why they can't be reproduced today!

Also, if they were that unimaginative, why on earth would people collect them?

You have to admit, it's a beautiful weight and very rare.  :P
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2006, 10:23:54 AM »
Quote from: "Leni"
Frank, you philistine!


Philistinely speaking, shouldn't sodden snow be grey or yellow, why not just call it snow or white? I find it odd to use a word with negative connotations.

Quote from: "Simone"
You have to admit, it's a beautiful weight and very rare.


I was not saying it was unimaginative but comment on the choice or words, I wonder how much better my lampbase would have done if I had described the colours as a Mevagissey sea-blue surmounted by a crown of peed-on snow.

As to this particular weight, rare it may be but I do not find it particularly attractive. I wonder how much the 'lust' to own it for it's rarity will be a factor in it's end price. At the price it is now I would rather have a first class Allan Scott, most of whom's weights exceed this rarity for imagination and his uniques will of course equal or exceed it for rarity.
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Offline Simone

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2006, 10:29:26 AM »
The thing about Clichy weights is the complexity of the tiny canes, as opposed to rarity. They're beautiful under a magnifying glass.

I've been trying to collect all of Allan's Caithness weights and now have about 10 of them. They're very pretty lampwork.

But, you can't compare Clichy canes to today's canes or lampwork. Each has it's own beauty and merit!
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Offline Leni

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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006, 11:17:46 AM »
Hear, hear, Simone!   :D

Frank, you really do need to sit and look at a Clichy with a magnifying glass or loupe!  I could sit and look at mine 'til my eyes go squiffy! :shock:    :roll:

Yes, I too love Allan's lampwork and have a many of his.  I also love those made by Rosette Fleming, under Allan's tutilage   :shock:  

But Clichys are my true love  :roll:
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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2006, 06:23:22 PM »
I'm with you Frank it doesn't do much for me however rare it may be, but thats a purely personal thing. I was tempted to add that I've seen more interesting Chinese weights but that would have awoken the !!!

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2006, 07:58:28 PM »
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I've seen more interesting Chinese weights

 :shock:  :shock:  :shock: Now even I can't agree with that!   :roll:
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2006, 10:56:08 PM »
Maybe said a little tongue in cheek!
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