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Author Topic: Paperweight ID. ID = Late Vasart / Early Strathearn  (Read 1251 times)

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Re: Paperweight ID's
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 03:48:17 PM »
It's Scottish and a base shot would help to pinpoint its ID

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Re: Paperweight ID's
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 04:00:52 PM »
Thanks here is the base seems pretty plain to me.
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Re: Paperweight ID's
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 05:54:33 PM »
This time period is not my specialty - but my first bet would be Vasart, possibly Ysart Brothers, less likely early Strathearn.
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Re: Paperweight ID's
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 05:59:56 PM »
It's the way it's finished that matters. My guess would be late Vasart/early Strathearn, but the experts will tell us.

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Re: Paperweight ID's
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 08:15:34 PM »
I would go for an early P7 Strathearn myself (but I am no expert). Quite a nice example.

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Re: Paperweight ID's
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 09:11:28 PM »
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I'm firmly with the late Vasart / early Strathearn option. I have never known how to decide between the two.

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Re: Paperweight ID's
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 09:07:22 AM »
Thanks guys will post a couple more

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Re: Paperweight ID's
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 10:54:39 AM »
I'm fairly sure that's the earlier, softer shade of yellow in this weight, so I'm in the late Vasart/ early Strathearn camp too.
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Re: Paperweight ID's
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 02:54:40 PM »
Wuff suggested this might be Vasart or Ysart Brothers.
Since the base is, I think, fire polished this is very unlikely to be from the Ysart Brothers period.

SophieB suggested early P7 Strathearn.
That would depend on the size of the weight - P7 was a "large" size (at least 2.7 inch diameter, according to Richard More's web pages).

Alan was "firmly with the late Vasart / early Strathearn option" and says he has "never known how to decide between the two."
For once, I almost completely agree with Alan. :) Unless weights like this one have a label (Vasart, Pirelli or Strathearn) then it is hard to be sure about an ID. But if they have a ground out base finish then they are unlikely to be Strathearn.
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