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Author Topic: Blue and gold paperweight - is it Heron glass? ID = Yes, it is.  (Read 1960 times)

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Offline wolkenreb

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Hi.  Can anyone ID this paperweight for me?  The gold bits are reflective.  Smooth shiny base.  No markings but I think it may be Heron.

It's about 21/2" in diameter.

Any help will be much appreciated!
Nancy

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Re: Blue and gold paperweight - is it Heron glass?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 08:17:47 PM »
Looks right to me ;D ;D

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Re: Blue and gold paperweight - is it Heron glass?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2012, 08:28:55 PM »
Oh goody!   ;D ;D ;D Thanks Keith!
Nancy

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Re: Blue and gold paperweight - is it Heron glass?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 10:24:58 PM »
Hmmm, now I'm wondering if it could just as easily be John Ditchfield - there is one listed here that looks exactly the same (although maybe the seller is in error).

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DITCHFIELD-GLASS-PAPERWEIGHT-/320865715110?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item4ab51643a6

Plus, I have the paperweight below which is supposed to be Heron.  It differs to the one I originally asked about in that the entire surface is shiny, whereas the one I asked about is only shiny on the gold bits.  Are these types of Heron & Ditchfield weights easy to confuse?
Nancy

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Re: Blue and gold paperweight - is it Heron glass?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 11:28:42 PM »
Just had a look at ours and it's shiny so now I'm not so sure,I'll post a picture later and see what  ;D ;Dyou think

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Re: Blue and gold paperweight - is it Heron glass?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 06:33:03 AM »
I would go with Heron. Ditchfield is wishful thinking

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Re: Blue and gold paperweight - is it Heron glass?
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 08:11:05 AM »
Not wishful thinking!  I am quite happy with it being Heron glass, but seeing the Ebay item listed as Ditchfield and looking just like mine obviously made me think again.

So if mine is Heron, so is the so-called Ditchfield one on Ebay. Case closed!  ;)

Thanks for you input Keith and Christine.
Nancy

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Re: Blue and gold paperweight - is it Heron glass?
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 01:08:30 PM »
Hi, I would say definitely NOT Ditchfield as their pieces since 1982 always have 1 of 3 things engraved on base:

1) Just GLASFORM (made by a co-worker and NOTdesigned by John)

2) GLASFORM and J.Ditchfield in script (made by a co-worker but designed by John Ditchfield)

3) GLASFORM, J.Ditchfield in script and unique reference number (designed and made by John Ditchfield)

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Re: Blue and gold paperweight - is it Heron glass?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 01:16:09 PM »
Thanks very much Tony.  That's useful information.  :)
Nancy

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