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Offline dreamticket2

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two paperweights would appreciate any information
« on: March 27, 2006, 04:50:29 PM »
I have two PWTS would appreciate help with info.
I have put jpgs in my yahoo album.

http://tinyurl.com/o7c8h

The first three start with a very battered and bruised weight which was added in with a Bohemian faceted floral weight. The seller had another 'spider' Bohemian weight which I did not buy.
This is the link to the first of three

http://tinyurl.com/md6ah

I did wonder if it was Murano as the blue flower canes  in three different arrangements  look familiar.


The second is a toadstool made in 96.
( any psychics may see the fairy sat on top!!)
http://tinyurl.com/mve3u
the seller watched this being made in Poole but he could not remember the name.
 I have tried to decipher the signature and photograph it -not very well- and am no wiser.
Is there a register of makers anywhere?
Thank you for looking.
jean


Offline Leni

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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2006, 05:21:37 PM »
The first one I would agree looks like Murano.  

The toadstool looks very like one I just missed buying on ebay!  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7399357488  I have asked the buyer to let me know what the sig says, if it is possible to see when s/he gets it.  If s/he lets me know, I'll post an answer.  

The third one - I would love to know!   :shock:   I posted one a while ago which appears to me to be a similar construction!  Someone at the time answered " Chinese, dime-a-dozen"  :twisted:  but I had (& still have) my doubts, because of the base finish    :?
Leni


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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2006, 10:01:47 PM »
Thank you Leni
The eidelweiss I think might be Bohemian (or european)  as I found a similar flower formation in the PWT book by Peter von Brackel I was referred to in an earlier posting on this board. Keeping me busy!
Suddenly finding there is an increase in Bohemian etc PWTs around these days.
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Actually, an elf sits underneath it.

The fairy must have a shy admirer then as my daughter says it was a fairy sat on top of the toadstool she 'saw' twice.

Must be all this crystal gazing we do!

 :)
thank you for looking
Jean


Offline RAY

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 04:04:37 PM »
at last i can sign in :lol:

the toadstool was made by james maskray in 1996 at the poole pottery works
cheers Ray


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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 04:07:35 PM »
Ray, you've just beaten me to it by seconds!   :shock:

The buyer of the toadstool I missed has just emailed me to say the signature on the weight is James R Maskray!  I knew someone would be able to tell us something about him!   :lol: Thank you!   :D
Leni


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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 07:19:06 PM »
Thank you Ray and Leni,
I could make out the possible J and M but  could not tie up the rest.
I can now put it in my notes
The wild meadow flower effect he made has  tiny blue and white flower effects and looks just like the old fashioned meadows could have been before herbicides.
I love it.
Thank you all for the input.
Jean :)  :)  :)


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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 01:34:27 PM »
Fortunately, I can tellm you everything about your toadstool weight because I bought one myself from the maker !
There was a glassmaker called William Walker who moved his studio into Poole Pottery and it was his assistant James Maskrary who made the Toadstool weights.
The old Poole Potter factory has now closed and they have moved elsewhere but I'm afraid I do not what happened to William Walker or James - hopefully they have moved elsewhere and are still in business
Hope this helps


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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006, 07:28:04 PM »
Hi all

Further to Daves post the Poole Pottery factory has indeed moved from the quay - that site is now still callled Poole Pottery but is an outlet shop only a very limited amount of Poole pottery and lots of Heron glassware.

The factory has been relocated to an industrial estate about 4 miles from the old factory.

Regards

Derek


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Re: Toadstool paperweight
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2006, 10:52:54 PM »
Quote from: "daveweight"
I'm afraid I do not what happened to William Walker or James (Maskrey) - hopefully they have moved elsewhere and are still in business


I found a mention of William Walker, glassmaker, working out of a workshop on the Rushmore Estate, Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wilts sometime in Autumn (Fall) 2004. (Incidentally, is this the same William Walker who worked at Isle of Wight Glass with Michael Harris and co-produced the Azurene art glass? Ref: http://www.artiusglass.co.uk/id1.html)

James Maskrey appears to be working in the north-east - see here: http://www.cohesionglassnetwork.org/pages/artist.php?id=147 and is also connected with the University of Sunderland:
http://my.sunderland.ac.uk/web/schools/adm/undergraduate_programmes/glass_and_ceramics


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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2006, 09:28:05 AM »
Thank you Dave, Derek and Anne.
Much appreciate the info and links.
I have been trying searches til now without success.

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