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Offline printer181

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Can anyone identify this please.
« on: April 21, 2012, 03:35:06 AM »
This was part of my moms collections and I have been searching the internet for days trying to find out who made this and what it is. Its very heavy and assume its some kind of paperweight.  Can anyone shed any light on this?  This pictures are of the actual piece and of the signature.
Help if you can.
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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 07:55:06 AM »
The signature is Desmond but that's all I can identify.


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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 12:11:39 PM »
Hello Printer181,  welcome to the board.....lets hope we can help you.
Can we assume you are in USA as you say Mom rather than Mum?  It might help a little if we know your geographical location.

Dimensions might help us as well. 
It is a nice clear signature.....someone will know I'm sure....but in the meantime I'll start searching..............sometimes it takes a little while,  so don't think we have given up on you,  will you?
Rosie.

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 12:39:28 PM »
Yes, I am in the US.   I tried searching Desmond  and all other possibilities but nothing came up.
The dimensions are 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 7 1/4
Weight is just shy of 13 lbs
thanks for your help


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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 01:03:57 PM »
Thanks for the dimensions....if they are inches,  did you really mean 13lbs?
Rosie.

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 01:13:48 PM »
yes dimensions are inches and yes 13lbs.


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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 02:38:17 PM »
The name etched on it could either be the srtists first name or surname and could have originated from any art glass studio,. there are many glass makers the World over producing weights and art glass in both major and minor studios and even small private individuals in their own back yards and products from these may never be identified outside their own area unless they become 'discovered' and join a group of artists in a well known and established art glass studio so attempting to research them through the internet, unless they have their own site, may be fruitless, just take satisfaction that if a weight or piece of art glass has an individuals signature etched on it then they were proud enough of it to put their name on it and if you like it that makes at least two of you.


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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 04:08:01 PM »
Hi printer181, welcome to the Board.

I cannot help with ID of this piece, but I have some questions ...

  • Is it currently shown the right way up?
  • Is it carved (or formed) in some way to make a definite design or "image". From the one photo I cannot easily make out what it looks like.
  • Do you have any other photos of it showing how it looks from other sides?
KevinH


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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 06:03:48 PM »
I'm still reeling from 13 lbs...that's six packets if sugar in UK packs!!, but then it is 130 cubic inches....wow!!

John,  says that if it is solid and is lead crystal  it could weigh .155lbs per cubic inch,  so 13lbs now seems very feasible....I am so gobsmacked,  no wonder postage is so high!!
Rosie.

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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 02:15:41 PM »
Attached are some more pics at different angles.  It definately is hand carved and I would assume its a very expensive piece since everything my late mom bought was of excellent quality.  Thanks for all of your help with this.  I have listed a few pieces of her collection on ebay that I knew who the artists were.

 

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