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Offline Nick77

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Unknown flower miniature
« on: March 02, 2016, 01:36:07 PM »
Hi All,
This one has me stumped, I think the flower is a crocus, the weight has the accurate faceting and cutting of a quality maker, if the crocus was better crafted I'd be thinking maybe late Perthshire?

Any ideas? It's 40mm diameter and 30mm tall, the base is polished and slightly concave with little wear.

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Nick

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Re: Unknown flower miniature
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 02:08:17 PM »
I don't think it's a crocus (wrong leaves), though I can't work out what sort of bud it's supposed to be

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Re: Unknown flower miniature
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2016, 04:08:14 PM »
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Hi Nick.  Maybe Caithness? I have had a couple of flowers in clear glass with unusual cutting that came from there.  A few years ago I asked Allan Scott about one, and he suggested that some unused lampwork had been made into a paperweight by an apprentice, and then cut as an exercise.

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Offline Nick77

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Re: Unknown flower miniature
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2016, 07:04:29 PM »
Thanks both,
Perhaps a crocus made by someone with little horticultural knowledge, or just a stylised flower, which would maybe fit in with your suggestion of an apprentice piece Alan.

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Re: Unknown flower miniature
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2016, 09:06:35 AM »
Not modern Chinese?

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