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Offline Nick77

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Murano or English
« on: June 02, 2012, 01:27:16 PM »
Thought at first this is Murano but the more I look at it I'm not so sure, it is huge 100mm wide by 70mm tall (4 x 3 inches approx) as you can see the base has a seperate groove and it is not completely round underneath?

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Re: Murano or English
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 04:17:36 PM »
My guess is Old English, probably Richardson.

Dunno what the base shape is about, though!
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Re: Murano or English
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 06:26:43 PM »
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I'm with Kev on this - OE, and virtually certainly Richardson. A quite neat weight.

As for base, I wonder if something may have been lost just before / during annealing?

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Re: Murano or English
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2012, 09:49:04 AM »
Thanks guys thought it probably was, it couldn't be Whitefriars could it just comparing the canes to some book examples? Also what period roughly would you say?

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Re: Murano or English
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2012, 10:31:49 AM »
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Hi Nick.

Although the canes bear some similarity to Whitefriars, they look like Richardson ones to me (or just possibly very good Walsh Walsh ones).  The base is not Whitefriars 'button' style, but has the small foot rim found in Richardson weights around the early 1900s.  So my guess on age is 1900 +/- 10 years.

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Re: Murano or English
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 10:58:19 AM »
Thanks for that

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Re: Murano or English
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 12:36:44 PM »
I think that this is probably my favourite weight and I'd love to keep it, sadly though due to over 2 years of unemployment it's off to ebay :(

So if anyones interested it will be there later today along with the rest  over the next day or 2.
I have some nice Perthsire ones I haven't posted here (P canes and labels mean even I can be sure of their identity) Bohemian, Waterford, Mdina,  Caithness, Selkirk etc.

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Re: Murano or English
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 01:43:34 PM »
Nick, please add a thread, with links, in the Market Place forum about your weights for sale.
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Re: Murano or English
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 02:41:16 PM »
Will do, although I have just finished photographing 42 of them with more to come so may take a while.

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Re: Murano or English
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2012, 03:58:36 PM »
You can just add a general link to your items for sale and then bump it when you list more

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